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Innovation for International catastrophe response

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 460 000
Project duration November 2015 - August 2016
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

We have upfilled our goals through desired and relevant representatives participated in our three workshops with constructive input into our key questions for the study. As a complement we conducted in-depth interviews with some key stakeholders, including interviews with four UN representatives in managerial positions. We also contributed substantially to Business-Sweden´s annually survey to companies in Sweden interested in supplying to the UN, giving us important insights of the market, sustainability focus, innovations, future plans as well as needs for interventions.

Expected results and effects

The project is after 3 completed workshop´s , detailed survey and interviews chosen to stage 2 boot with a pilot under the thematic area W.AS.H to test collaboration platform in practice. The business model for continued operation and organizational affiliation for collaboration platform will be developed in Step 2. The intention is that the choosen organsization after the project completion continues with other identified thematic areas. We also see that the innovations needed in crisis and disaster area also has a market in other markets.

Planned approach and implementation

3 workshops (ws) with the aim to get the obstacles and opportunities. Ws 1: Participation of Governments, aid organizations, universities, research institutes. A total of 20 members (m). Ws 2 : Conducted together with the Foreign Ministry and Business Sweden; Swedish business community were invited. A total of 62 m. Ws 3: Conducted together with the UN , the Foreign Ministry and Business Sweden: A total of 91 m. Members from both Workshop 1 and 2 and invited guests from UNOP. Conclusion from all WS were the disired priority to the WASH area with the clear conections to the gender perspectives.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-04417

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