Support for innovative and sustainable business decisions
|Coordinator||IVL SVENSKA MILJÖINSTITUTET AB - IVL Göteborg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||April 2016 - January 2017|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The aim has been to establish a consortium, make a market and needs analysis for a list of sustainability-related societal costs for materials and processes, develop a method for decision support in using the list, and to describe a tentative solution to how the list and decision support method will be developed, disseminated and utilized. A consortium is established, a needs and a market analysis have been conducted, where we analyzed how similar initiatives in the Swedish and global market competes with our solutions. We have prepared a preliminary business plan.
Expected results and effects
We have developed and established our consortium which includes four of the largest manufacturing companies in Sweden. We have broadened our reference group with several interested stakeholders who wish to follow the project. In our needs analysis and market intelligence, we have identified a great need for the list and the decision support method. There is a need in environmental management and for minimizing future sustainability-related charges from authorities. We have developed a preliminary business plan including a market launch of the list and the decision support method.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been implemented according to plan in its two parts: concept description and needs analysis. The concept description has included description of the list and the decision support method, plan for agreements, trusteeship, and the companies´ contributions and work. A business plan and preliminary market launch plan have been prepared, and how the business partners can develop activities with support from the list and decision support method. The needs analysis has revealed a great need for credible knowledge and tools to develop the work with sustainable development.