Implementation of results from research for optimized ambulance logistics

Reference number
Coordinator Linköpings universitet - Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap
Funding from Vinnova SEK 210 000
Project duration April 2016 - May 2018
Status Completed
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call Mobility of individuals for innovation

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to develop new innovations and enhance existing decision support tools for national and international response and rescue organisations, targeting their need for optimal resource management. The goal was a long term increase of the grade of implementation and practical utilization of future research and development performed by the partners. The project resulted in a prototype for dynamic planning of rescue response resources.

Expected results and effects

The work took a starting point in previous research results and brought these closer to the commercial market, in close cooperation with the intended end users. More work is needed though, before releasing of the product. The collaboration has provided an increased understanding of the partner’s respective prerequisites and capabilities. This has resulted in a joint research application during the project period, and is expected to give a higher implementation rate of the results in future joint research projects.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was performed within the framework of Carmenta CoordCom AB’s operations, together with a researcher from Linköping University (LiU) who spent three man months at Carmenta. Through user workshops and theoretical and practical work, a first prototype was developed. One additional user workshop is still needed to evaluate if the decision support tool, in its current form, can add value to the users’ operations.

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