Mapping test environments
A survey of test environments linked to the Region Östergötland’s strength areas has been completed in the summer of 2016. The purpose has been to get to know which test environments exist within our strengths and strong clusters / industries – thus making them accessible to more by increasing visibility. A comprehensive report has been prepared, which maps out about 70 environments. In a next step, we will supplement in-depth interviews about whether there are test environments – and where we have / need to establish test beds.
The goal in the short term is that the preliminary results will lead to a full-scale project in future announcements within eg. Vinnova, the Swedish Growth Agency or through other announcements. Long-term goals are that the eastern companies in our industries will have access to good and easy-to-use test environments and resource personnel to enhance their development efforts. This, in turn, leads to increased growth by developing more ideas into prototypes, and that more prototypes develop into finished products and business. The assignment was financed by the Region Östergötland.
Here you can read the entire report (in swedish)
Together with Lindholmen Science Park and The Swedish Centre for Innovation and Quality in the Built Environment (IQ Samhällsbyggnad), Science Park Mjärdevi and Ebbepark conducted a preliminary study in Urban Mobility, ie mobility and transportation in the future society. The purpose was to see how these three organizations could cooperate in this context. The project was funded by the Swedish Agency for Growth.
Together with Sandbacka Park in Sandviken and Luleå Science Park, Science Park Mjärdevi has conducted a preliminary study on the possibilities for collaboration in the field of materials technology. The project was funded by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.
Social Impact Gateway
Science Park Mjärdevi wants to create an arena for gathering social entrepreneurs with experience, recently established companies and students of the university-driven social entrepreneurial incubator. Together we will define the tools and competencies they need to develop new ideas and solutions which are contained in a so-called ”Social Makerspace”. We want to create a community around social entrepreneurship, and get different groups to meet each other and share experiences about developing business models, financing, development of processes, etc. The project has been granted funding from Linköping municipality and will last until 2018.
New digital value chains for the Industry
In the project New digital value chains for the Industry, we focus on subcontractors to industrial companies to strengthen them in digitalization, focusing on product development, marketing and sales as well as logistics. The aim is for our local suppliers to become more competitive in a global market. The project is headed by SICS EAST and is being conducted in collaboration with Norrköping Science Park and Science Park Mjärdevi. The project is funded by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.
East Sweden Evolution
The East Sweden Evolution project focuses on digitization, internationalization and board competencies. 10 young growth companies are given the opportunity to undergo a program of workshops, coaching and participation at one of the international conferences Slush or the Web Summit in 2016 and 2017. The aim is for the companies to have commenced an activity plan to establish themselves in the international Market. For those who have already begun this trip, it is about getting the power and knowledge to move on. The project is run by Mjärdevi Science Park in collaboration with the LEAD and Hyper Island incubator. The project runs for two years and is supported by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.