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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.)

Challenge

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.

Solution

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

Effect

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.


Summary

Project name

F-LIGHTer

Status

Active

Area

Production and manufacturing

Region

Region Kalmar län, Region Jönköpings län, Region Kronoberg

RISE role in project

Project management together with Swerea SWECAST

Project start

Duration

3 years

Total budget

9,946,752 SEK

Partner

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

Funders

Region Jönköpings Län, ERDF Småland & Öarna, Tillväxtverket

The UN sustainable development goals

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

Project website

Project members

Erik Bunis

Contact person

Erik Bunis

Senior Projektledare

+46 10 516 50 38
erik.bunis@ri.se

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