Smart production of the future - Sustainable growth by small-scale industrial manufacturing
|SP PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AB - SP Process Development AB, Södertälje
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|April 2016 - December 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
Establishment of sustainable, small-scale production through access to innovative, cross-sectoral technologies, business models and establishment of modular production processes. The goal in step 1 has been to thoroughly survey the needs of identified stakeholders, within and outside the consortium, as well as on to present a number of suggestions for further work. The project has identified emerging critical challenges and needs of participating companies, representing a cross-section of food producers and chemical industries in Sweden
Expected results and effects
The identified solution proposals will be made concrete by pushing a few selected, industrial cases, i.e. production processes which are in development for effective design and implementation. The knowledge and experience gained will also be taken care of and further developed in a knowledge hub, which is built up and established at RISE, to provide opportunities to develop and implement modular production and take products/production concepts to deployed system.
Planned approach and implementation
The needs of the industry, the international state of research and potential applications for small-scale, modular processes have been studied and identified. A number of companies from the food and chemical industry, big companies as well as SMEs, were invited to the meetings, responded to a questionnaire about their needs and were interviewed on the basis of the challenges identified. The analysis is the basis for the proposed solution, case and knowledge hub, as suggested for step 2.