Sustainable industry development through innovation promoting procurement
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för industriellt och hållbart byggande|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 800 000|
|Project duration||May 2018 - June 2020|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme InfraSweden2030|
Purpose and goal
The overall purpose of the research project is to increase the understanding of this procurement strategy and its effects on the innovation system as well as its new possibilities for managing and organizing the innovation system to promote sustainable development of the sector.
Expected results and effects
The results contribute to effects for both clients and suppliers through an increased understanding of the implementation of this innovation-friendly procurement strategy, but also for how the client´s willingness to implement new solutions can be better utilized by suppliers in their internal strategic development work. The impact of innovation-friendly procurement strategies in which collaboration and functionality are in focus can in the long-term result in better utilization of the great creative skills and knowledge gathered by the industry´s various players.
Planned approach and implementation
The research project is divided into two separate but interconnected parts where the first part is about mapping the procurement and its impact on the project´s innovation system while the other part is linked to the supplier´s strategic development work. The first part includes interviews and document study of the study object, while the second part is largely carried out by NCC through methods such as focus groups and interviews.