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Energy and resource efficient greenhouse technology competitive on an international market

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Coordinator Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet - Fakulteten för landskapsplanering, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Funding from Vinnova SEK 491 450
Project duration April 2016 - June 2017
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Important results from the project

The objectives of the initiation phase have been achieved. Greenhouse technology has been identified. A plan for developing this technology has been developed. Current technology consists of new Swedish greenhouse design; Heat / cold storage, closed heating system, LED lighting. The technology needs to be verified and maintained on a commercial scale. The needs of present and future stakeholders have been analyzed. The focus is on growers, but technology companies and designers are important for the intended development. The partnership is therefore extended with these.

Expected long term effects

The knowledge acquired and the partnership that has been created enables an application for a collaborative project to be submitted. During the collaborative project, the new technology is expected to be tested and verified for subsequent commercialization. The project is expected to lead to the technology being established leading to a new large-scale greenhouse industry and new jobs across Sweden. The new business opportunities and jobs will benefit both men and women on a large scale.

Approach and implementation

During the initiation phase, a project group with broad competence collaborated, developing a basis for the continued process. Women are continuously involved. Promising technology has been identified. Analysis of current and future partners has been made. The analysis affects how the partnership for the collaborative phase is implemented. The broad knowledge and large network of contacts create great opportunities, achieving the long-term goal a new horticultural industry The project works throughout Sweden with major industries municipalities universities and designers.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-00465

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