The project aims to maintain a strong regional research and innovation network around lightweight with international competitiveness. In the third stage, we have a special focus on component, material and manufacturing challenges in electrification, with a focus on vehicles and transport and the transformation that awaits manufacturing companies.
LIGHTer node Västra Götaland is open to every company and organization with an interest in lightweight technology and relevant business focus, located in the region, regardless of industry. The project Material and manufacturing challenges in electrification, with a focus on vehicles and transport focuses on component, material and manufacturing process challenges linked to technology shifts in connection with electrification of vehicles and transport. It is based on knowledge from previous lightweight research and organization from LIGHTer, and applies developed methods and working methods to electrification of drivelines for cars, trucks, ships and aircraft.
In connection with electrification, the entire transport sector is undergoing a transformation, which creates new needs not only for manufacturers but also subcontractors, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The working method in the current project consists concretely of guiding SMEs and subcontractors through a development journey that includes different degrees of technological change.
LIGHTer node Västra Götaland has a close connection to the strategic innovation program LIGHTer. The node aims to create extra value from the long-term national investment for manufacturing companies in Västra Götaland.The node is run as a project and is now entering its third stage.
In the first stage, companies with an interest in lightweight technology were inventoried. This was done through company visits to about 25 companies in the manufacturing industry in a number of industries, mainly within the transport industry but also in, for example, construction and plastics.
Stage 2 aimed to follow and support the selected companies, but also new ones, with activities that linked common technology challenges, or developed a company with its specific lightweight issues. Offers were developed based on companies' needs.
LIGHTer node Västra Götaland
Västra Götaland Region
Project manager and coordinator
3 000 000 kr