PIRAT - Programmable matter in reconfigurble products

Reference number 2018-04298
Coordinator RISE IVF AB - Avdelning Metoder
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - September 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling
Call Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling 2018

Purpose and goal

The project will initiate continued research, conceptualize products and processes and increase industry preparedness in the field of programmable materials and reconfigurable products. The project will capture the latest developments regarding reconfigurable electronic circuits and programmable materials and see how this development will interact with parallel development within AI and connected products. The idea is that value creation mechanisms and new product architecture will affect the development and production of future Products.

Expected results and effects

The project is expected to enable the development and production of unique products based on programmable materials and reconfigurable components. The project will raise industry preparedness for the development that comes and initiate further research projects. Results will be delivered in the form of: Description of the industry´s needs for knowledge in the field, A description of the state of the art based on a literature study, Research questions which are starting points for future projects in the field. At least one application for continuation projects.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be implemented according to a plan with three coarse steps. These are: A literature survey and a survey of Industrial needs, Development of research questions corresponding to Industry Needs, as well as applications for further projects. The project is being carried out at RISE IVF (Swerea IVF AB) in consultation with six industrial companies. During the project implementation, sustainability and gender perspective will be considered. The project will strive to achieve an equal count between men and women in future project Groups.

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