|Coordinator||SÖDAHL & PARTNERS AKTIEBOLAG|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 499 000|
|Project duration||November 2016 - January 2018|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2016 (autumn)|
Purpose and goal
The project aims to develop a fit for purpose transportation concept for urban waterways in order to off-load the road infrastructure and form part of a multimodal integrated transport system for cities. The concept is intended to be standardized and modularized in order to increase system performance and reduce cost, and enabling global export and implementation in the world´s growing cities. The goal for step 1 has been achieved; a constellation of partners has been formed, with plans to develop the concept and establish a pilot operation within 2020.
Expected results and effects
The project will result in an application for UDI step 2 to develop a demonstrator project including a prototype vessel - initially for one of the studied cases: Distribution of goods from the Bäckebol area to the centre of Gothenburg. In the longer term the following goals are aimed for: 2020 - Gothenburg and Stockholm are active arenas for testing and demonstration of sustainable multimodal urban transportation concepts including waterborne links. 2030: Swedish industry are leading global suppliers of sustainable multimodal urban transportation systems.
Planned approach and implementation
The project step 1 has included the following main parts: Global survey/market potential - Identification of existing concepts and market requirements in representative cities internationally. Logistics/testcases - investigation of relevant cargo flows in Gothenburg and Stockholm for selection of suitable test cases. Project constellation and collaboration - contacts, dialogues, and agreements with relevant key stakeholders. Strategy - revised goals and road map with essential activities and planning for the following steps.