Instrument SME, Technology Workshops 2018-2019
|Coordinator||RISE IVF AB - Avdelning Metoder|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2018 - April 2020|
Purpose and goal
The overall aim of the SME Instrument is to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies by packaging and disseminating results from Produktion2030’s R&I-projects to them. An aim is also to increase researchers´ knowledge of SME challenges. This project focuses on dissemination through Technology Workshops (TWS), with the goal of 30 TWS during the period. The goal has been achieved with small deviations and TWS in digital format have been developed and tested due to the Covid19 effects.
Expected results and effects
28 TWS have been completed (4 in digital format). 11 were completed in a complementary project. The objective was 40 TWS in total, the result was 39. They have been arranged with 12 IUCs in 18 locations. More than 150 companies and more than 250 company representatives have participated, of which the majority are SMEs. Of the 15 R&I- projects offered, TWS were arranged with 10. The majority of the participants sees that TWS contributed to new knowledge and the TWS format felt effective and contributed to closer contact with researchers. Dialogue between the companies is also appreciated.
Planned approach and implementation
In TWS, researchers from a R&I project and companies meet for a day. The TWS contain knowledge transfer, dialogue and group discussions and are organized by the IUC network. RISE IVF together with IUC Sweden coordinates. Based on information on 15 R&I projects, the IUCs have chosen TWS themes. Invitations are distributed by the IUC network and the information has also been posted on the Produktion2030 website. At the end of the project, conditions changed drastically due to Covid19. The arrangement of physical meetings was completely stopped and digital TWS were developed and tested.