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Grip@winter

Reference number
Coordinator DARKATHLON AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 250 000
Project duration December 2016 - March 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The long-term aim was and is to reduce slipping on cycling and walking routes and reducing the use of salt and sand to reduce the environmental impact. The goal was to implement an innovation competition and thus find the proposal that can meet the aim. We assured us access to a unique facility, the test bed for skiing and tire testing. Kalla - tunnel at Lindbäcksstadion in Piteå. We assured us access to leading expertise especially at Luleå University of technology and ready to submit application

Expected results and effects

We have been able to compile an application that will lead to the fulfillment of the purpose and object The effects of the feasibility study was primarily that have had to find out if our assumptions were correct and to think through how to evaluate the innovations in this area. Not least, it meant that we got permission to take stock of how research can be developed in the area.

Planned approach and implementation

We started to put together a competent team with experience and knowledge of the environment, traffic and snow and Ice research. Early on it was clear that the contact between the snow / ice and other materials were the main track and the use of sand and salt is an environmental problem. Our hypotheses confirmed from several sources, not least, the municipalities, the Swedish Transport Administration, Folksam and PRO. The skills to innovate competitions came from . LTU Business has several years work with just that. Together we have developed a concept that we believe will be valuable.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-04699

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