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Regional development node for lightweight solutions in Småland

The aim is to build a regional infrastructure for LIGHTer in Småland. This means that a particular focus is on lightweight solutions in industrial sectors such as plastics, foundry, sheet metal, profile, wood and cutting machining. Offers are developed based on company needs in close collaboration with industry organizations, academia & institutes

Aim and goal

The aim is to build a regional infrastructure for LIGHTer in Småland. (LIGHTer is the national lightweight arena.)


Create an industry-wide lightweight arena for the efficiency of technology development and development of people with unique, multidisciplinary ability to create low-weight products.


The project will provide processes for:

  • Analyzes of future product and business opportunities,
  • Rigging, financing and implementation of development projects
  • Product development, testing and verification
  • Provision of expert assistance and degree work
  • Prototype production, testing, verification and certification
  • Market analyzes, study trips and business development


The overall objective of the project is to increase the ability of regional companies to develop and commercialize new innovative products focusing on weight and resource efficiency, ecological and social sustainability, and good profitability. The overall objectives of the project contribute to regional industrial development and renewal, increased competitiveness and thus long-term regional growth.


Project name





Region Jönköping County, Region Kalmar County, Region Kronoberg

RISE role in project

Project management together with Swerea SWECAST

Project start


3 years

Total budget

9,946,752 SEK


SWEREA Swecast, Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping, RISE Safety and Transport, Maritime research


Region Jönköpings Län, ERDF Småland & Öarna, Tillväxtverket

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Supports the UN sustainability goals

7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production