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Smart Transport in Rurban Regions
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Reducing Inequality
‘Rurban’ Regions appear to be underserved when it comes to leveraging modern technology to cope with typical challenges these regions are facing. In Rurban Regions typically more densely populated settlements and cities are ‘loosely’ dispersed in rural areas.
Many of these challenges are directly related to declining social, economic, and environmental well-being in combination with socio-demographic developments like a greying society and wishes of youngsters to move to larger cities.
Ongoing
Energy Transition to abandon fossil gass for domestic heating & cooking (I)
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
In the Netherlands there is a widespread domestic use of natural gas, primarily for heating and cooking. This results from the fact that the Netherlands have very rich fossil gas resources which are exploited since the 1960-ies. Because of problems with gas extraction and the national ambition to reduce CO2 emissions, the national government decided that domestic use of fossil gas must be abandoned. As of 2018/2019 all communities work on a plan for sustainable and affordable domestic heating.
Ongoing
Smart Transport in Rurban Regions
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Reducing Inequality
'Rurban' Regions appear to be underserved when it comes to leveraging modern technology to cope with typical challenges these regions are facing. In Rurban Regions typically more densely populated settlements and cities are 'loosely' dispersed in rural areas.

Many of these challenges are directly related to declining social, economic, and environmental well-being in combination with socio-demographic developments like a greying society and wishes of youngsters to move to larger cities.
Ongoing
GetWell
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Innovation in health care resulted in increasing life expectancy in our society. In parallel, the number of chronic illnesses and vulnerable elderly also increases, leading to more admissions to hospital.
After treatment, people will stay some more days in hospital to recover and are then expected to return home for further rehabilitation. This process brings extra burden to scarce healthcare professionals and ever increasing costs for society.
Innovative solutions are needed to handle this.
Ongoing
Energy Transition to abandon fossil gass for domestic heating & cooking (II)
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
In the Netherlands there is a widespread domestic use of natural gas, primarily for heating and cooking. This results from the fact that the Netherlands have very rich fossil gas resources which are exploited since the 1960-ies. Because of problems with gas extraction and the national ambition to reduce CO2 emissions, the national government decided that domestic use of fossil gas must be abandoned. As of 2018/2019 all communities work on a plan for sustainable and affordable domestic heating.
Ongoing
A fleet of EV.
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Kolumbus is the largest mobility company in Stavanger. The last couple of years, they have extended their services from bus and ferries to electric citybikes and more. They are now planning to offer “car as a service” for businesses at Nord-Jæren - using Hyre as the deliverer of the solution and fleet of cars. The project is now being tested through a pilot at “Innovasjonsparken” in Stavanger.
Finished
Ride-Hailing
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Kolumbus is the largest mobility company in Stavanger. Kolumbus is in an exciting phase. They are expanding their offer to include city bicycle, selfdriving bus, train, walk, car sharing and door-todoor transport, and we take part in many exciting projects. The overall goal is to contribute to the Zero Growth Target.
Finished
MiniGarden
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life On Land
Good Health and Well-being
MiniGarden was founded in 2019 by Anne Iren Håvarstein. She has previously workedwith digital solutions and has a background within communication and marketing. As the interest for urban growing is increasing, Håvarstein has an idea to make it easier to succeed in small-scale urban growing, as existing solutions are mainly made for experienced gardeners. As of now, Håvarstein has cooperated with Inventas for the design process, established a research program with NIBIO and developed a prototype.
Finished
Eco Ocean
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Currently there is 800 million tons of trash in the ocean. By 2050 there will be more chemicals/ plastics/ micro plastics in the sea than fish in the sea. Fish farms land can control the water sources with less micro plastics. Ocean surfaces reduces micro plastics and chemicals and helps grow new eco systems. Eco Ocean AS found the solution to develop products and packaging made from pure natural harmless degradable material. Packaging that nourish our water and the ocean, fish and food chain.
Finished
Multihormon artificial pancreas (AP)
Good Health and Well-being
Inreda Diabetics is a medtech firm who invented the first multihormon artificial pancreas (AP) for diabetis type 1 patients. This high tech medical device is currently in the final prove stage. How can the adoption of this device for users be smoothened?
Finished
HAVI FC Twente VIP & Player Bus
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
HaviTravel organises bus travel and day trips for groups of people. HaviTravel wants to explore new features for the new FC Twente bus. Havi’s ambition is to make this FC Twente bus future proof and leading in innovation application.
Finished
Sustainable energy solutions for housing
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
The idea is to offer sustainable energy solutions to housing corporations and private house owners. Requires at collaboration with municipalities, house owners, neighborhoods and other business partners in a context that still can be considered uncertain when it comes to long term cost/benefits calculations, pricing models, and the need for solid long-term support from the government.
Finished
Oil Extraction Technology
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
All across the world, oil extraction leaves sludge and contaminated soil. To make remediation more efficient, Ennox Technology has built a mobile unit for extracting close to 100 per cent of hydrocarbons from solids. The unit separates oil from soil without the use of heat or harmfull chemicals. What is the best market approach for this technology, and how can the technology scale and serve society and the environment in the best way?
Finished
Höylytt Guided Workflow™
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Quality Education
Höylytt has created a product that gives children an immediate mastery feeling and joy of creating music. How can the company reach out to their target audience, and find the entry point to a larger market?
Finished
ERP system for small and medium-sized businesses that have engineering and production activities.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Development of the ERP-system will be done from the bottom up and launch to the market is planned for Q1 2020. A separate team is dedicated to this, but need assistance both on the commercialization, the go-to-market strategy, marketing, design, commissioning and for user experience.
Finished
The Bate-village
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
The future is green and Bate will be a driving force. We are working towards a future image where "the Bate-village" has zero emissions and a circular economy. Here clean energy will be used, and the mobility between home, work and school will be emission-free and collective. This creates safe neighborhoods with short distances for residents of all ages, who Bate can offer services both inside and outside their homes, according to individual wants and needs.
Finished
SolidRock
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
The newly developed product is developed for buildings and civil engineering projects were traditional Portland-based concrete is used today. SolidRock is based on waste (tailings) from the mining industry and is a non-Portland concrete with 70% less CO2 emission compared to traditional concrete. The SolidRock material is a low carbon product that support the circular economy and the UN sustainable goals for climate action and sustainable cities.
Finished
AR in the health sector
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Technological advances recently made in AR, have made the technology ripe and ready to be introduced to more areas/sectors. Bouvet has historically been targeted to traditional industry, but see that aspects of this technology is also relevant for tasks within the health sector. It will be interesting to look at the possibility of contributing to efficiency and distribution of services through the use of AR technology.
Finished
Ogoori
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Ogoori is offering Material as a Service, where the material is produced from ownerless marine plastic, collected at sea or along shorelines in Norway and internationally. Ogoori will own the material, and offer principles, service and best practice for handling the material and taking it back at a product’s end of life.
Ogoori’s business model is to rent out material, that is tracked via blockchain technology, to ensure that the waste never enters nature again in any form, but keeps circulating
Finished
Smart Transport in Rurban Regions
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Reducing Inequality
‘Rurban’ Regions appear to be underserved when it comes to leveraging modern technology to cope with typical challenges these regions are facing. In Rurban Regions typically more densely populated settlements and cities are ‘loosely’ dispersed in rural areas.
Many of these challenges are directly related to declining social, economic, and environmental well-being in combination with socio-demographics development like a greying society and wishes of youngsters to move to larger cities.
Ongoing
E-scooters
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Micro mobility and especially e-scooters have during the last couple of years disrupted the mobility industry, and cities all around the world were caught off guard. The operators have challenged existing laws and legislations, but at the same time pointed out that regulations are strictly necessary. People have been given an ultra-flexible the vehicle, and the use of these former youthful toys - but now tech-heavy and better-built vehicles - has skyrocket.
Ongoing
Mobility Hubs
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
The public sector both facilitates mobility (eg. through Byvekstavtalen/
Bymiljøpakken) and requires mobility (through zoning/regulation plans) when new real estate areas are planned and developed. Real estate developers must comply with these public mobility requirements, but they know that they also need to offer something else, something special to be considered as attractive for people buying apartments and companies renting offices
Ongoing
Byverksted
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Byverksted is created with a vision to rethink the city from the bottom and up. Inhabitants are invited to investigate how they actively can build the city together. Through different initiatives people come together to experience the city, gain and share knowledge and build it in different ways. The aim is to create more accessible ways of participating in the decision making processes of the city - based on the values of democracy of inclusion, diversity, equality and representation.
Closed for applications
Municipal data as a driving force for commercial business development
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Stavanger municipality is part of a smart city network with both international and national consortiums. The ambition is to improve, change and develop the municipality, it’s practice and role, by exploring new ideas, disrupting the established and testing alternatives.
The three key drivers for the Smart City department is ‘technology’, ‘cooperation’ and ‘citizen involvement’.
Ongoing
New business models for smart art
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
The City of Stavanger is part of a smart city network with both international and national consortiums. The ambition is to improve, change and develop the municipality, it’s practice and role, by exploring new ideas, disrupting the established and testing alternatives.
The overarching goal of the “Smart art” program is to find means and measures for how the city administration may improve, change and develop – within urban planning, economy and sustainability.
Ongoing
MiniHage business plan
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life On Land
MiniGarden was founded by Anne Iren Håvarstein. She has previously worked with digital solutions and has a background within communication and marketing. As the interest for urban growing is increasing, Håvarstein has an idea to make it easier to succeed in small-scale urban growing, as existing solutions are mainly made for experienced gardeners. As of now, Håvarstein has cooperated with Inventas for the design process, established a research program with NIBIO, and developed a prototype.
Closed for applications
International market for MiniHage
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life On Land
MiniGarden was founded by Anne Iren Håvarstein. She has previously worked with digital solutions and has a background within communication and marketing. As the interest for urban growing is increasing, Håvarstein has an idea to make it easier to succeed in small-scale urban growing, as existing solutions are mainly made for experienced gardeners. As of now, Håvarstein has cooperated with Inventas for the design process, established a research program with NIBIO, and developed a prototype.
Closed for applications
Seas Eco market
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Clean Water and Sanitation
Since 2013 Seas Eco team has been exploring various methods and developing their own invented environmental technology to further indicate where pollutants are on the seabed and to retrieve marine litter in the most delicate manner. The ocean and natural aquatic areas are every life-critical lasting nourishment. With a deep respect for restoring to preserving essential aquatic (ocean) life on coasts, harbors, rivers, around fish farms, and various aquatic regions that are polluting the most.
Closed for applications
Seas Eco waste value
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
Clean Water and Sanitation
Since 2013 Seas Eco team has been exploring various methods and developing their own invented environmental technology to further indicate where pollutants are on the seabed and to retrieve marine litter in the most delicate manner. The ocean and natural aquatic areas are every life-critical lasting nourishment. With a deep respect for restoring to preserving essential aquatic (ocean) life on coasts, harbors, rivers, around fish farms, and various aquatic regions that are polluting the most.
Closed for applications
Sea Sick Fish
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Life Below Water
Clean Water and Sanitation
Quality Education
We are a Down to Ocean(earth) Organisation forming projects with real solutions just doing them to reduce marine litter, toxic chemicals also microplastic and nano-plastic in the ocean for the fish and marine ecosystem. All in result to improving wild fish health and the fish for our food-chain. Our modern strategy is not to achieve the typical forms of activism but rather to take political sides, prestige, pride, and prize.
Ongoing
Woit Business plan
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
We are developing a solution for a strength workout. We are building universal sensors that can be placed on equipment in gyms that let users easily connect with these sensors so they can track their workout. This will give the users a good understanding of their progress, how much energy they are producing, how much weight they are using, and if they are doing the workout correctly.
Ongoing
Agtech 2030
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Zero Hunger
Today, the vast majority of people in our country live in cities and because of this, they have lost their connection to the countryside and agriculture. The knowledge of modern agriculture is also scarce and therefore many people cannot understand how food is produced and how different aspects are connected and dependent upon each other within the agrifood system. We would like to change this.

A project at Linköping University.
Ongoing
Region Östergötland
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Region Östergötland is responsible for offering the residents of Östergötland healthcare of high quality and responsible for providing highly specialized care in the southeastern healthcare region and nationally, within certain areas.
Region Östergötland has ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from single-use products by 2025. Replacing single-use products with better alternatives and increase recycling of single-use products is the challenge.

A project at Linköping University.
Ongoing
Finess Hygiene
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Good Health and Well-being
Finess Hygiene is located in south of Östergötland. We are now in the process of developing a 100% biobased and biodegradable airlaid nonwoven. We are using airlad today as a raw material to produce some of our finished products.
The products we have today with that type of raw material are mainly wipes and protective sheets.

We would like to get ideas to what type of usage that could be for our new material in the home and healthcare sectors.

A project at Linköping University.
Ongoing
Cooperation beetween LiU and the trade and industry in Norrköping
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Quality Education
The supply of competence in short and long term is of highest priority for sustainable growth in Norrköping. Cooperation between students at Campus Norrköping and the trade and industry in Norrköping needs to be improved to achieve the best of results. How can we create a system or a working model that facilitates the contacts between trade and industry and students, that is not tied to a person but sustainable regardless who has the role.

A project at Linköping University.
Ongoing
Apptek - safe electricity installations
Affordable and Clean Energy
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Apptek is an electrician engineering company. A small company with big intentions and we want to make a new chapter in green innovations and safety measurements. Not only for small areas but for the entire world. As a part of development of our new products we need to find more areas to implement the system and as part of the safety and environmental demands increases we want our product to not only be the best but also make the new standards in the future.

A project at Linköping University.
Ongoing
Visual Agenda
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Gender Equality
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
No Poverty
Life Below Water
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life On Land
Clean Water and Sanitation
Quality Education
Good Health and Well-being
Zero Hunger
Reducing Inequality
Agenda 2030 and the GSDG are a global agenda for creating a future where no one is left behind. Visual Sweden is an initiative based in Östergötland, oriented at promoting innovation and regional growth within the visualization and image analysis fields. We need help to create a visual representation for an innovative vision of how nudging could accelerate change and to make people more aware of there environmental impact on the earth.

A project at Linköping University.
Ongoing
Civil Rights Defenders
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Gender Equality
No Poverty
Quality Education
Good Health and Well-being
Zero Hunger
Reducing Inequality
Civil Rights Defenders is an international human rights organisation that defends people’s civil and political rights. Our guiding principle is the importance of strong local human rights actors and we partner with and support thousands human rights defenders in some of the world’s most repressive regions.

A project at Linköping University
Ongoing
Increase knowledge, action and reuse of fashion through tech innovation
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
The textile industry and how we consume clothes since mid 1950 is enormous and not sustainable. The resources, i e water, pesticides and mainly fossil energy, that you need to produce clothes stands for 80% of the negative effect on the environment and the overproduction is huge.

A project at Linköping University.
Ongoing
Promoting Linköping's sustainable transformation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
How do we best make the people of Linköping aware of the new services and infrastructure the municipality are going to introduce shortly?
How do we create a common will of the majority of the people to participate in the transformation towards a sustainable transportation system which will ultimately lead to a healthier, more attractive, friendly and green city?

A project at Linköping University.
Ongoing
Riksbyggen
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Good Health and Well-being
Reducing Inequality
Riksbyggen is a modern cooperative company where the basic ideological view is combined with business activity. A majority of our owners are at the same time our customers, which places high demands on efficiency and quality, and provides stability and wise decisions, deep-rooted in reality.
Since the start, Riksbyggen has had the goal of being able to offer housing to the general public.
Open for applications till 4 feb 2021
Mussels as an environmental mitigation tool
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life Below Water
Clean Water and Sanitation
Eutrophication related to industry, agriculture, sewage and natural run-off has long been a problem for the Baltic Sea resulting in algal blooms and the build-up of anaerobic dead zones. Long-line mussel farming has been identified as a mitigation tool for removal of excess nutrients in eutrophic coastal waters. Mussels are very effective filter-feeders.

A project at Linköping University.
Open for applications till 1 dec 2020
Sofidel Sweden AB
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Sofidel Sweden AB is a successful company in the process industry, and it manufactures tissues, which then converts into a finished consumer product on-site or at other converters in Sweden and on the international market. Sofidel wants to reduce sharply - or exclude entirely - its use of plastic regarding its secondary packaging.

A project at Linköping University.
Open for applications till 1 dec 2020
AI technology venture
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Life On Land
Good Health and Well-being
We are a small and passionate AI technology venture with the ambition to improve how humans and machines interact. We utilise existing hardware and pair it with our algorithms, building an innovative solution to achieves just this.

A project at Linköping University.
Open for applications till 1 dec 2020
Desquare - digital signage
Affordable and Clean Energy
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Responsible Consumption and Production
Desquare is developing a cloud platform for digitally sharing information through connected displays, popularly called "digital signage". Our goal is to digitize all types of sign communication - from menus in restaurants and billboards in shops to stairwell registers in properties and LEAN statistics in industries.

A project at Linköping University.
Open for applications till 1 dec 2020
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