Stormwater as Challenge and Resource - Intelligent storm water innovations for an international market
|MALMÖ KOMMUN - Miljöförvaltningen
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 453 850
|November 2015 - August 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The aim is to find and develop multifunctional stormwater retention products for urban environments, and system solutions for positive outcomes in complex ownership circumstances. These aims have been fulfilled through the 10 categories of product innovations, which fill the needs and demands that were identified with stakeholders.
Expected results and effects
The expected results of this project phase have been reached as new solutions with great potential have been identified, as well as a plan for how these can be realized. Needs of different stakeholders have been mapped, and new actors - such as technical producers and property owners - have joined the project. The expected effects are the creation of a new industry with stormwater products, which will, after further investment, supply the Swedish and international market with easily installed, and multifunctional products with low environmental impact and large social consideration.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has followed the planned setup, which was described in the application of the initial phase. The plan can be roughly divided into two parts: 1) an analysis of needs, which provided the foundation for discussions determining solutions and the development of product innnovations. 2) constallation development to find relevant partners and sites for innovation testing and case studies. The plan has been achieved through five workshops, four study visits and numerous interviews with a range of stakeholders.