Instrument SME, Technology Workshops 2018-2019
|Coordinator||Swerea IVF AB - Avdelning Metoder|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2018 - December 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Production2030|
Purpose and goal
The overall objective of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Instrument is to increase the competitiveness of SMEs by packaging and disseminating results from Production2030´s Research&Innovation (R&I) projects to them. This project in Instrument SME focuses on dissemination through Technology Workshops. The goal is to carry out 30 Technology Workshops during the period, spread over the country.
Expected results and effects
The Technology Workshops are expected to result in increased innovation capacity in participating companies, partly through access to project results and partly through access to academics and institute researchers. In addition, there is an exchanges between SMEs that have similar development needs. The researchers from the R&I projects also receive an increased network of contacts in Swedish manufacturing industry, which in turn can provide input to future research applications as well as new collaborations between researchers and participating companies in future Projects.
Planned approach and implementation
This is a concept where researchers from one of the R&I projects and companies meet for a day and the content is a combination of knowledge transfer from the R&I project, dialogue and group discussions. The Technology Workshops are organized by the IUC network across the country, and the structure and implementation are coordinated by Swerea IVF together with IUC Sweden. In addition, long term work is included with dialogue and anchoring with researchers and arenas to develop dissemination channels and working methods for broad dissemination.