|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - ProcessIT Innovations R&D Centre|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 000 000|
|Project duration||January 2019 - December 2020|
Purpose and goal
The “ProcessIT2019-2020”-project will support ProcessIT Innovations to become one of Europe’s leading regional innovation intermediaries concerned with IT/automation solutions for primary industries. This will be done in close collaboration primary industries, IT/automation providers, universities and public actors. ProcessIT Innovations will strengthen/accelerate the involved actors’ research/development/innovations processes. Further, ProcessIT Innovations will craft a future strategy and funding plan for beyond 2020.
Expected results and effects
During 2019-2020 the project will lead to an increase of the strategic and operational capacities for ProcessIT Innovations and its innovation system, and thus increase the strength and success for its partners within industry, academy and public sector. ProcessIT Innovations will support the digital transformation within primary industries and thereby improved the usage/value created by IT. The annual result expected to be reached by 2020: Total turnover 75 M SKR Number of SMEs involved in projects 50 Products/services 30 Installations 10 Prototypes/demos - 25
Planned approach and implementation
Creation of regional growth/competitiveness by bringing together primary industries, equipment/service/IT/automation firms, and universities in needs-driven innovation processes and RDI capacity-building. The logic is to create an interplay where primary industry needs meet global IT/automation opportunities in RDI-activities. The planning/execution is outlined as: interplay, active brokerage/networking with equality/integration/diversity ambitions. This will develop ProcessIT’s innovation system and project development/execution.