Test bed - Innovation for sustainable development

Reference number 2018-03671
Coordinator Västerås Stad
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - September 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar
Call Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar - förberedelseprojekt

Purpose and goal

The overall objective of this preparation project is to strengthen the society´s sustainable development. The project will contribute to this by investigating and setting good conditions for establishing a process to 1) transfer ideas from innovators to businesses where they can be transformed into benefit, 2) announce the needs of businesses for innovators so that they can create future services. An important foundation for enabling such a process is to build a test bed for processing and visualizing data about the society.

Expected results and effects

The expected effect of this preparation project is establishing good conditions for starting a project that can implement a test bed that, in turn, can generate benefits in the form of sustainable development. In the long run, the implementation project is also expected to generate a more innovation-friendly climate in Västerås as well as in the other municipalities within the 4M-cooperation. The direct result of the preparation project is a well-founded decision-making basis to start the implementation project.

Planned approach and implementation

Activity 1: Joint start for all involved partners (Dec-Jan) Activity 2: Mapping/investigation (Jan-Mar) Activity 3: Workshop series (Mar-Jun) Activity 4: Demo/retrospective (Jun-Aug)

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