Sustainable Innovation for Crises and Cathasrophes

Reference number
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB, Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 8 860 091
Project duration November 2016 - November 2018
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration

Purpose and goal

The objective of the project was to develop the capacity of the innovation system enabling an increase in the delivery of Swedish sustainable solutions to international humanitarian crises in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The aim was to increase the aid effectiveness through sustainability. The project has created a framework for sustainable innovation, a concept for test beds in collaboration with humanitarian organizations and a collaboration platform where cross-sectoral collaboration can be achieved between the parties in the innovation system.

Expected results and effects

The results of the project include a proposal for a collaboration platform as well as a test bed concept and a sustainability assessment framework, all of which have been tested during the project. In addition, three innovative system solutions have been developed in TRL level after successful tests in Swedish test beds, together with important experiences from foreign test beds. The project has thus largely achieved all of its performance goals and has taken a step in the right direction to meet the short- and long-term impact targets.

Planned approach and implementation

The setup of the project has been that 4 work package leaders have driven each work package, which has been reported and discussed at project management meetings every second week and then with the entire project consortium in conjunction with 3 workshops at Sida´s conference center in Härnösand and at 4 networking meetings at Sida´s headquarters in Stockholm. The strategic group, also known as the steering group, met 1-2 times per semester in order to follow up the progress of the project. All results are available to stakeholders in the sector via the website www.sustainnovaid.org.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2016-03849

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