|Coordinator||Linköpings universitet - Ekonomiavdelningen|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 19 250 000|
|Project duration||March 2016 - June 2019|
Purpose and goal
Visual Sweden will establish the urban area Linköping-Norrköping as one of Europe´s most attractive innovation environments for visualisation and image analysis. Researchers, developers and demand representatives from large enterprises and national governmental authorities, with presence in the region, will be brought together, in order to stimulate development. In addition, the initiative will increase the visibility of regional strengths nationally, as well as internationally. Industrial, medical and community planning applications are focused.
Expected results and effects
An important operational goal under the first years is that interactive activities within the consortium result in at least one demonstrator per year. Each such demonstrator will act as a root for parallel concrete product development towards several branches and applications. The exploitation of the solutions will generate regional growth in existing companies, but also boost start-up activity and attract competence and resources through increased national and international visibility. In a ten year perspective Visual Sweden shall facilitate a growth among the actors at 80%.
Planned approach and implementation
Central activity areas are ´Arenas for co-creation´, with interaction labs establishing the foundation for demonstrator development. ´Market- and technology watch´, with market and technology reports every 6th month and quarterly seminars, ´Demand driven R&I´ with so called ´Society Quest´ activities and ´Strengthening of common assets´, with focus on physical environments in the innovation system. In addition ´Communication´ is an important general and ever active activity, internal as well as external with regional, national and international reach.