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Test bed for environmental technology and service innovation

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Coordinator The Paper Province
Funding from Vinnova SEK 400 000
Project duration August 2017 - April 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose has been achieved through activities in the planning phase, where companies, academia and public actors were brought together around environmental challenges, to co-create new solutions based on user situations closer to the market. The stakeholders have initiated the construction of a test bed that, with service logic, creates environmental technological innovations. The project has worked on needs and the potential with a service test bed, established a strong project partnership, and began investigating the possibilities for the operation of a test bed.

Expected results and effects

An environmental analysis has been conducted, and shows a niche for a service test bed on environmental technology. A needs analysis (deep interviews 7 people) shows a need for arenas for environmental technology innovations for customers, needs owners, academics, companies. Exploration of the environmental benefits clarifies concrete climate effects when replacing fossil-based products in the healthcare sector. Priority list is created, and a project partnership established. Test bed specification is launched and tested, and will be refined in the project phase.

Planned approach and implementation

During the planning phase, we have had a broad approach to gathering many different perspectives on how a service test bed can be developed. Companies and other actors understand the idea of a service test bed. The challenge is to understand what it should do since a service per definition is not available until it is developed and has been experienced. Service design tools as an approach was used to highlight important functions in a user´s real environment. This will be further clarified in the next project phase.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-02329

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