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 node is run as a project and is now entering its third stage. It begins with a feasibility study that has a special focus on the challenges that manufacturing companies face when they have to restructure their production to deliver lightweight technology to electric vehicles. The project contributes with lightweight research in electrification of drivelines for cars, trucks, ships and aircraft.
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 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.
LIGHTer node Västra Götaland
Västra Götaland Region
Project manager and coordinator
300 000 kr