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How to engage the public in a crisis
During the widespread forest fire in Västmanland during 2014 and the forest fires across Sweden during summer 2018, many private citizens were affected and wanted to get involved to help. In a crisis situation, however, what is th…
How can healthcare and industry learn about systemic transitioning from each other?
The global pandemic showed just how important it is for a society to be well prepared for rapid change in the event of a crisis. This was particularly evident within healthcare and social care, which continue to face major challen…
How shall we manage future crises?
Our way of life was shaken to the core by the coronavirus pandemic. But it has also brought to light the failings and challenges facing Sweden’s contingency planning in the event of crisis or war. We do not know what form the cris…
FIRE21 – Understanding the risk landscape from a Fire and Rescue Service perspective – today and in the future
Forskningen i FIRE21 undersöker problemlösning inom räddningstjänsten på 2000-talet. I en serie storys fördjupar vi oss i forskningen. Det här är story nr 1 som handlar om arbetet att kartlägga samhällets risker.
Foresight anticipates future threats
Protecting one's business against future threats is difficult because no one knows exactly what will happen, or when it will happen. But with the help of the interdisciplinary field of foresight, it is easier to both look ahead in…
Preparedness for extreme heatwaves in the future
Extreme heatwaves may become more frequent in the future, even in Sweden. It will involve huge challenges to local authorities and the responsibility they have to protect those who are most vulnerable, such as children and the eld…
New requirements for safer fire doors
From 2019, CE labelling is obligatory for new fire-resistant and smoke-tight external doors. Requirements will be more stringent than previous Swedish type approvals. RISE can assist in the certification process. “The introd…
What happens when software makes decisions in traffic
More and more of the vehicles on our roads, as well as large parts of our traffic infrastructure, are well on the way to becoming connected. This technology creates both new opportunities and new threats. A solution is demanding d…
Smart maintenance helps local authorities fix their infrastructure
Local authorities throughout Sweden are facing significant maintenance debts when it comes to infrastructure and these debts are continuing to grow. But it is not yet too late. RISE is now set to lead a research programme on smart…
The innovation power of industry should be harnesses in times of crisis
The acute lack of protective equipment that arose at the beginning of the pandemic made it clear how vulnerable a society becomes when it relies entirely on global supply chains. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency is now worki…
Requirements and regulations for supplying society – what the private sector needs to know
The private sector’s willingness to help when it comes to supplying society became clear when the pandemic struck. But helping takes more than commitment, it also requires knowledge of the requirements and regulations that exist f…