United national action for sustainable and competitive food chains
|Coordinator||RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB - RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Jordbruk och Livsmedel|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 471 000|
|Project duration||April 2017 - January 2018|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2017 (spring)|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the initiation project was to establish a step 2 project, by conveying the principle idea of SuBoot to the initial project consortium and together develop the idea further to offer greater benefit to each respective partner. The goals were also to carry out two workshops, have a series of work meetings, develop a pilot of the software and disseminate information about the project. All of the above goals were met except the most important one, namely to get all relevant partners on board for an application to step 2.
Expected results and effects
The parties were engaged and the basic principles of the project were developed, which has created a common picture of the project and a foundation for continued cooperation in the food chain. All project parties participated at the workshops, as well as parts of the reference group and some new participants. All of the initial project parties were positive for a continuation, except for the retailers. Without the retail sector, there are too high risks of not achieving the impact goals; therefore, the decision was taken not to proceed with a step 2 application at this point in time.
Planned approach and implementation
The initiation project consisted of two workshops, the development of a pilot and associated work meetings, the promoting of the project to new parties, as well as a draft project and business plan for stage 2. The workshops went well, but more time had given a better outcome. The first workshop focused on the purpose and the benefit of SuBoot while the second focused on how SuBoot could be developed further. The pilot was developed and presented at the second workshop. Another approach could have been to also present alternative designs in order to widen participants’ views even more.