ONGOING PROJECTS

Sustainable Business Hub continuously runs or participates in 10-15 projects in order to create benefits for our members and work towards the global sustainability goals.

 

We try to work with a mix of projects such as knowledge-raising projects, acceleration and matchmaking projects, test beds and export projects. At the same time, we try to cover different areas such as climate, sustainable urban development, sustainable construction, circular economy, water and sewerage and waste.

BRINC

In the project Brokering cross-border innovation through clusters (BRINC), we work to get municipalities to identify their needs for innovation procurement for circular solutions. We do this by bringing together their procurement units with companies.
For companies, we will arrange a series of different activities that will help them see what opportunities they have to present and sell their products and solutions to the public.
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Area: public procurement

Type of project: innovation and matchmaking

CommitClimate

Municipalities and cities have an important role in the work to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in the energy systems. To make it easier for municipalities to gain knowledge of their climate footprint, a simulation model is developed. The model will both be able to show the footprint of today and to simulate different future scenarios. An educational material is produced that municipalities around the Baltic Sea can use when planning for an energy transition.

Area: climate

Type of project: innovation and knowledge creation

COSWE Triple I

In this project, we increase the strategic and operational capacity of cluster organizations to be able to support the internationalization journey of small and medium-sized companies, in order to strengthen Sweden's long-term and sustainable competitiveness.

Area: -

Type of project: export and business development

DigIT Hub AI

In the DigIT Hub AI project, we help companies in Skåne and Blekinge to improve their operations with artificial intelligence (AI). The focus is on business benefit, climate benefit and gender equality.
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Area: AI

Type of project: business development

e-Flex - digital platform for energy trade and consumer flexibility

In the projecte-Flex – digital platform for energy trade and consumer flexibility, a new approach is being tested to make the energy system both more environmentally friendly and more robust. The core is the development of a digital platform where energy is bought and sold. Both district heating, district cooling and electricity output will be traded on the platform. In the long run, we hope that the solution can be spread to more customers and copied by other energy companies and municipalities. During the project period, the platform is developed and tested on a number of properties in Lund's hospital area.
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Area: energy, digitalisation

Type of project: innovation project

Energihamnen - resilient and sustainable energy supply for industry in Malmö

Energihamnen will be a pilot to develop a system demonstrator for a sustainable energy supply system that will make industries less vulnerable to external influences.

Area: energy

Type of project: innovation project

Energy Equilibrium

Renewable energy takes on an increasingly important role in the energy system. Another trend is that municipalities are given an increasingly important role in climate change. In Energy Equilibrium, we target municipalities and energy suppliers to support them in the work of using the renewable energy sources available in the region. The work is centered around the digital platform that will be developed.

Area: energy

Type of project: knowledge development

EU Techbridge
The EU Techbridge project works to accelerate internationalization and increase exports for small and medium-sized companies in energy and water and sewerage. The USA and Canada are the two designated markets that we work towards. During the project period, we will organize five acceleration rounds with 1: 1 meetings with potential business partners in the USA and Canada.
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Area: energy, waste water management

Type of project: export

Green Industrial Areas

The project aims to reduce energy use and emissions of greenhouse gases from industries and companies. We work with innovative solutions for industrial areas and business parks. At the end of the project, municipalities should have a better ability to work with industrial and business parks in order to reduce their climate impact

Area: climate and energy

Type of project: knowledge development

Green Bond 2

The project is a development of the previous project Green Bond. We will work to develop formaldehyde-free binders for chipboard and wood composite. The binder will be based on protein from rapeseed cake, the residual product in the production of rapeseed oil. In the project, we will test binders both in the laboratory and at pilot level. Today, the seed cake is used, among other things, for animal feed and as a substrate in biogas production.
 
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Area: waste management, circular economy, sustainable building

Type of project: innovation

Photovoltaics for All (PV4All)

In order for cities and regions around the Baltic Sea to become carbon dioxide neutral, the share of renewable energy in the energy system needs to increase. Increasing the use of photovoltaics is part of this. In the project, we will inventory how much electricity is produced by photovoltaics in the Baltic Sea area and develop innovative methods to increase the production.

Area: energy and climate

Type of project: innovation

Rest to Best
The basic idea of ​​the Rest to Best project is to take care of organic residues and produce a useful product, biochar. The properties of biochar as a plant substrate are evaluated both through analyzes of the carbon and cultivation experiments. The project also evaluates the potential of biochar as a carbon sink. We will also review new uses for biochar to make it more profitable to produce carbon.
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Area: waste management, circular economy

Type of project: knowledge creation

Smart City Sweden
Smart City Sweden's goal is to increase exports from Swedish companies by showcasing the best sustainable solutions in Sweden, our best practices. An important part of Smart City Sweden is the follow-up of business opportunities after the delegations have left Sweden. A special business development group assesses which visits have the greatest opportunity to generate business. Those with the greatest chance can be followed up with counter-visits or pre-studies.
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Area: climate, energy & environment, urban planning, mobility, digitalisation and social sustainability

Type of project: demonstration, export

Increased implementation of functional blue-green solutions in the sustainable city

More blue-green solutions identified. More people knowing about them. More solutions implemented. Greener and healthier cities that are better able to withstand climate extremes. This is what Blue Green City Lab wants to achieve with this project. With a flora of various green roofs, green walls and rainbeds in the cities, the capacity to withstand expected future downpours and heat waves increases.
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Area: bluegreen solutions and stormwater management

Type of project: knowledge development and matchmaking