ICAST - Innovation competition to develop cost efficient and sustainable casted components
|Coordinator||Swerea SWECAST AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 250 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - March 2017|
Purpose and goal
ICast contest aims to encourage new talents to identify new and innovative ways to produce lightweight casted components. A plan for implementation and an organization for the purpose has been built up. The target group of the competition is broadly aimed at individuals resident in Sweden who are active in enterprises, colleges or universities. Enterprises also includes start-up businesses or similar.
Expected results and effects
The higher requirements on lighter cast components, the more complex the production becomes, since it analogue becomes more technically complicated to preserve the performance of the component. Significant achievement steps towards lighter components require new innovations and ways of thinking that are expected results of the contest. New stakeholders are also expected to start utilizing SWECAST test and demonstration facilities to develop, test and verify new concepts that will also encourage development of the main facility.
Planned approach and implementation
The contest contributions are rated and selected in a number of steps by a jury reprecented by Fundo Componets owner of needs, Jönköping Science Park business developer and coach, Elmia AB important marketing channel to reach innovators and present the contest winner, Swerea SWECAST test and demonstration facility. selected Innovations are awarded and marked through media, webpage and in social networks. Two final contributions are evaluated in ToD. The winner is awarded at Elmia and offered further business development support.