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Tyréns is one of Sweden’s leading urban planning consultancies. We specialise in planning and infrastructure solutions that promote sustainable development. Founded in 1942, Tyréns has more than 1,300 employees, thirty offices nationwide and a London-based partner, AKT II and the subsidiaries HaCaFrø in Denmark and Tari in Estonia. Owned by a private foundation, Tyréns is a leader in research and development and works closely with universities and research institutes. Tyréns is also a member of the group Swedish Technology and Design. Business concept: Tyréns provides highly qualified consulting services in the urban and rural development sector. Vision: Tyréns is to be a leading and innovative consulting company in the fields of housing, property development, infrastructure and IT.

Read more at: http://www.tyrens.se/en/



The overall purpose of Bygginnovationen - program is to develop a strong and lasting innovation environment for the Swedish construction sector. This will be achieved by bridging the gap with Academia and thereby promoting the commercialization of knowledge, solutions and research results. In cooperation with the Swedish University of Building Engineering Sciences, the program aims at improving the collaboration between the construction industry, research institutes and other organizations. The program is a continuation of the initial work performed during 2009-2011. Provided this newly started phase shows positive results, it is the intention of VINNOVA and the industrial partners to continue with the program for a total period of 15 years.

Participating companies:

BeFo AB / Betongindustri / Besab AB / Bravida AB / Cementa AB / Elforsk AB (Vattenfall) / mtech Nordic / MHAB, Mikael Hellsten AB / NCC Construction Sverige AB / Nyréns arikitektkontor / PEAB Sverige AB / Plannja AB / Projektverkstan i Sverige AB / Skanska Sverige AB / Skanska Commercial Development Nordic AB / Skanska AB / SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB /Sto Scandinavia AB / Swesafe / Tyréns AB / Veidekke Entreprenad AB / White arkitekter AB / WSP Sverige AB / IQ Samhällsbyggnad (IQ) / Sveriges Bygguniversitet

Read more at: http://www.bygginnovationen.se/sa/node.asp?node=815

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VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems - is Sweden’s innovation agency. Our mission is to promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovations, as well as funding needs-driven research. VINNOVA’s vision is for Sweden to be a world-leading country in research and innovation, an attractive place in which to invest and conduct business. We promote collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector. We do this by stimulating a greater use of research, by making long-term investment in strong research and innovation milieus and by developing catalytic meeting places. VINNOVA’s activities also focus on strengthening international cooperation. In order to increase our impact, we are also dedicated to interacting with other research financiers and innovation-promoting organisations. Every year VINNOVA invests about SEK 2 billion in various initiatives. Since co-financing from actors must total at least the same amount, our funds have more than doubled. Funding decisions are made with assistance from national and international experts and there is ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all initiatives.

Read more at: http://www.vinnova.se/en/

PLP / Architecture

PLP / Architecture

PLP Architecture is a London-based group of architects, designers and thinkers who value the transformative role of ideas and the capacity for architecture to inspire. The practice is led by a group of partners including Lee Polisano, David Leventhal, Karen Cook and Ron Bakker, who formerly were in charge of KPF’s London office for over 20 years. Of equal importance to our work is the drive to learn and innovate. Our in-house research groups, including Sustainability, Research, and Computational Design, serve both as think tanks as well as day to day support for our design teams. The Research Group at PLP is dedicated to examining and utilizing new and emerging technologies. One of the precursors for this type of work is digital simulations. PLP has its own rendering groups for creating images and animations which show the practical achievements available in the digital world. The control of geometric systems through parametric design has greatly developed in recent years, and PLP’s Computational Design Group is deeply involved in developing these geometric design systems.

Read more at: http://www.plparchitecture.com/


Royal Institute of Technology

KTH in Stockholm is the largest, oldest and most international technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning.
Several national research centres are hosted by KTH. KTH is also a major partner in two out of three European Knowledge and Innovation Communities formed by the prestigious EU organization EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology); InnoEnergy within the field sustainable energy and EIT ICT Labs within information and communication research. Five strategic multidisciplinary research platforms have been formed to further enhance KTH’s attraction as a major strategic research partner.

Read more at: http://www.kth.se/en/om

Luleå Tekniska Universitet

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology is a leading national and internationally recognized center for effective innovations and sustainable organizations. One of the major challenges is to shape a society that can quickly adapt to a dynamic and increasingly globalized and knowledge-driven environment by stimulating and contributing to effective innovations both of a technical and organizational nature.
The area includes the management of innovative work in companies and organizations, as well as in systems of interacting agents (innovation systems), and covers the study and development of products, efficient processes and tools that can be used in innovative work and in commercialization and business models for innovation.

Read more at: http://www.ltu.se/?l=en


Uppsala University

Quality, knowledge, and creativity since 1477. World-class research and first-rate education of global use to society, business, and culture. Uppsala University is the oldest university in the Nordic countries and one the world’s 100 highest ranked universities. The University is characterized by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties and limitless educational offerings at undergraduate and master levels including master course in Innovation management, entrepreneurship and IPR and Department of Engineering Sciences. One of Uppsala University´s goals is to take an active role in global society and promote development and innovation.

Read more at: http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/in-brief/


The University of Gävle

Research and education are of a high international standard and contribute to an efficient use of resources and sustainable social progress. The creative environment at our higher education institution campus is a good breeding ground for new business concepts and innovations. Both researchers and students and even innovators without an academic background can make use of the knowledge and equipment that exists in the world of higher education. We cooperate with organisations like ALMI, Etablera, Drivhuset Research patent, Movexum, technical parks, LIST and others.

Read more at: http://www.hig.se/Ext/En/University-of-Gavle.html


Dalarna University

Since being founded in 1977, Dalarna University has experienced rapid growth and today is the place of study of some 16 000 students and 800 employees. Our two campuses - one based in Falun, one in Borlänge - offer a wide range of educational opportunities. Many courses and programmes are developed in close collaboration with regional business and industry, as well as other social sectors. Here, tradition and innovation in pedagogical development work in unison.

The School of Technology and Business Studies is located at Campus Borlänge, where the more technical programmes and courses are taught. Being close to industry giants such as SSAB and ABB faciliates the contact between the academic world and that of business and industry. The university also maintains a network that enables businesses to recruit students who are working on their degree projects.

Read more at: http://www.du.se/en/About-Dalarna-University/Campus-Borlange/