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Step 5. Develop new alternatives

Are there no alternatives for the chemical of concern you would like to substitute? Contact us and we can discuss possible ways forward together! The Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution is your node to experts, laboratories, testbeds and projects for developing new alternatives.

5.1 Use test beds to verify new alternatives

Has your company made a small-scale substitution and want to evaluate the function of the substitute? Use the help of a testbed to verify the function. All Swedish test beds are available on the Testbed Sweden collection site.

A testbed is an environment where companies, academia and other organizations can collaborate in the development, testing and introduction of new products, processes or organizational solutions in a specific area. Testbeds provide equipment, pilot machines, virtual and exploratory environments. Here, expertise, industries, problem owners and users meet to catalyse the development of future solutions together.

Tips! Contact us if you need help finding the right test bed for your product!

Go to Testbed Sweden

5.2 Monitor new alternatives

At Chemsec Marketplace you can advertise for substitutes which you believe are missing. 

Go to Chemsec Marketplace

You can also monitor newsletters from your industry to stay updated for new alternatives and collaborative workshops.

5.3 Share positive examples

Has your company made a successful substitution? Feel free to contact and tell us! We want to distribute good examples of substitution as inspiration for other companies.

5.4 Raise the need for knowledge and research

Sweden has great opportunities to be at the forefront regarding sustainable alternatives to chemicals, materials, technologies and products. Are there knowledge gaps or needs for alternatives in your industry? Contact the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution and we can potentially bring together key industry players for training, workshops, seminars or conferences for knowledge exchange within chosen areas of substitution.

Tips! Contact the Substitution Center for more information on the possibility of arranging courses and initiate projects. 

5.5 Innovation Incubator

BioInnovation - A strategic innovation program for several industries and sectors funded by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas as well as participating stakeholders. The goal of BioInnovation is to develop new bio-based chemicals, materials, products and services for a circular economy. Read more about ongoing calls and innovation projects on their website.

EIC Accelerator: One section of the European Innovation Council supporting SME innovations with grants, business support and business plans.

5.6 Collaborate with each other and us

The goal of the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution is to catalyse the substitution of hazardous chemicals in Sweden. We help your company contribute to the Swedish sustainable development goal for a Non-toxic Environment. 

An important key to the success of the Centre is through fruitful collaboration. We create and participate in various national and international networks, conferences and meetings. We are constantly seeking contact with new companies, industries and organizations who we can work and strengthen the competitiveness of Sweden on the international arena.

Tips! Contact us so we can meet and take the next step!

Nina Melander

Contact person

Nina Melander

Rådgivare Substitutionscentrum

+46 10 516 52 16

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