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Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration April 2017 - February 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The feasibility study aims to prepare for the introduction of WoodLo@d. An innovative, multifunctional and digitized load carrier for timber transportation. WoodLo@d ensures that generated information is maintained throughout the entire value chain in order to optimize the use of timber log individuals and to reduce lead times and downgrading of raw materials. Woodlo@d makes operations and transport work more efficient, resulting in reduced fuel consumption by about 20%, equivalent to 1.2 billion kg CO2 per year, paving the way for a new business model in the forest industry.

Expected effects and result

WoodLo@d, as a technical platform and digital collaboration platform, is now known and presented to key actors in the industry. Establishing a new technical solution in an already established technical system can pose major challenges. The forest industry is facing major changes, which opens for new opportunities and innovations. We see that there is now a place in the system for our patented innovation. We have a technical platform to base on and know how to proceed from TRL 6 to TRL 9 and an action plan for how to proceed in important collaborations.

Planned approach and implementation

In this study, we have chosen to collaborate with a Spanish innovation development company to achieve the necessary international approach. Together we have conducted a feasibility study and a solid business analysis, that forms the basis of our business plan with technical, commercial and financial goals, in Sweden and internationally. In this work, we have met many industrial representatives to discuss and anchor our solution.

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Last updated 14 June 2019

Reference number 2017-02556

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