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Carbon-intensive regions in transition

The Midlands must seek to pivot from reliance on fossil fuel energy production to greener renewable energy production using the existing energy infrastructure and converting to modern and future energy use.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Coming soon
Making public space usable

Population and production growth have resulted in a demand for higher capacities of urban transportation systems. Today, traffic is the number one occupier of public space in Hamburg. That has led to unsatisfactory conditions in regards to traffic flow and traffic jams.

Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Coming soon
Promoting active means of transportation in Hamburg

Bicycles offer an environmentally sustainable and space saving means of individual transportation in cities and are especially well suited for short to medium-length routes. Today, cyclists in the city of Hamburg often find themselves in unsafe situations.

Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
User eXperience Challenge

A two day Design Sprint during which you will analyze, evaluate and re-design the User eXperience of digital products and services brought by Italian companies. Students and recent graduates will form groups and work with UX expert mentors to improve the capability of apps and software to meet users' needs and expectations.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Mussels as an environmental mitigation tool

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.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Climate Action
Closed for application
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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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Finished
Increase knowledge, action and reuse of fashion through tech innovation

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Finished
Visual Agenda

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.

Reducing Inequality, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Life On Land, Responsible Consumption and Production, Life Below Water, No Poverty, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Gender Equality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Finished
Apptek - safe electricity installations

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.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Affordable and Clean Energy
Finished
Promoting Linköping's sustainable transformation

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Finished
Finess Hygiene

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Finished
Agtech 2030

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.

Zero Hunger, Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Finished
Region Östergötland

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Finished
Cooperation beetween LiU and the trade and industry in Norrköping

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.

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Finished
Civil Rights Defenders

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

Reducing Inequality, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, No Poverty, Gender Equality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Open for application
Creating societal business models for new Energy Gardens

Solar energy plays a key role in the transition towards a fully sustainable energy society. One of the options is to develop fields with solar panels.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Closed for application
New ways of modern energy consumer engagement

Today energy consumers in developed countries have multiple opportunities to actively participate in energy network: from buying rooftop solar and becoming prosumer, to selling flexibility services with personal EV or home storage. However, utilities struggle to engage consumers to consume energy efficiently and act in the name of a better network.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Open for application
Access and attendance control on events

The City of Aveiro organizes a variety of events with different characteristics. Outside and inside events, sports, culture, fairs and markets activities, ask for different answers. The variability of different kinds of factors leads to an uncertainty context that affects the control and management of events. There are isolated systems that collects information, which require a large effort on material and human resources, usually detached from other data sources.

Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Open for application
Tech and the City

Nowadays, humans and devices/sensors are producing and consuming data&content that must be analysed to extract useful information.

Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Open for application
Health Care Funds: Find the New Business Model!

Suggest new business models for Sanifonds, a very dynamic private non-profit local integrative healthcare fund, by focusing on the extending breadth and depth in the delivery of healthcare support.

Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Partnerships for the Goals
Open for application
Transform the free food distribution program guaranteeing alimentary security for vulnerable groups.

Rethink and transform the current food security model (free and subsidy-based), by considering the whole food value chain and actors, with the intention to provide a holistic transformation in terms of related policies and practices.

Reducing Inequality, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
SuperBlock of Covadonga

Rethinking mobility and public space to generate attractive and healthy urban spaces.

Good Health and Well-being, Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Closed for application
Landscape policy in Côtes d’Armor

The landscape is an important element of the quality of life and fully participates in the sustainable development of territories, well beyond its simple perception.

Good Health and Well-being, Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Rehabilitation of Cujas Square in the City of Bourges, France

The municipality of Bourges wishes to launch a projet aiming at a rehabilitation of “Place Cujas”, a square in the center of the city, in order to better answer citizens needs with an approach of well-being and sustainable development.

Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Turning a brownfield site into an innovative project part of a sustainable ecosystem

Our challenge is to give a new birth to the site of Soings-en-Sologne by turning it into an asset for its local environment, creating economic and/or environmental value.

Life On Land, Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Efficient management of resources in Kaunas city

As eliminating waste and the continual use of resources is one of the European Union’s goals, cities need to enable the circular economy transition.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Transition of Kaunas towards the Circular Economy

The transition towards a more circular economy brings great opportunities for Kaunas city and its citizens.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Development and supporting of informal networks for transformation of Kaunas towards the Sustainable Learning City

Kaunas aims to be a role model for other learning cities in Lithuania and to contribute to the creation of an information and knowledge society in the country.

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
One ticket system travelling across Lithuania

Different companies operate different types of transportation, such as trains and buses. From the passenger perspective, that means buying a different ticket.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Coming soon
Mobility transport units communicate with each other

Transportation means could be able identify upcoming changes using historical data and decide not to travel as the passenger demand has changed.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Coming soon
How can we make public transport more accessible in Lithuanian regions?

Trains and buses operate on a certain schedule which does not always represent the real demand and leaves vehicles half-empty even though companies are trying to meet the traveller needs.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Open for application
Intimate cityscapes

What is participation? How can we focus on creating a more democratic process of participation in city development.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Open for application
Make urban area and complexes more green

The product increases the quality of food by providing the opportunity for people to grow their food materials. The product changes the future of food production and increases citizens' contribution to the food supply chain. The product improves the complex standards and the quality of life in cities.

Good Health and Well-being, Life On Land, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
Mapping the constructions’ recyclable, reusable and renewable materials

To meet the goals of reducing CO2 emissions and focusing on sustainability in the construction industry, there is an urgent need to drastically reduce carbon emissions from building construction.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Resilient Communities for healthy living

Our challenge is to develop effective ‘quadruple helix’ based innovation communities for health care in semi-urban regions.

Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Closed for application
AI technology venture

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Desquare - digital signage

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Affordable and Clean Energy
Closed for application
Riksbyggen

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.

Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Sofidel Sweden AB

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Providing affordable, decent and energy-efficient housing to guarantee a basic right and strengthen community life

Preventing and addressing the housing emergency, ensuring housing really serves a social function, increasing the number of affordable flats and renovating the existing housing stock, with special emphasis on insulation and energy efficiency.

Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Affordable and Clean Energy
Closed for application
Seizing the opportunities of the digital economy to create better jobs, foster gender equality and build community wealth

To build a more diversified and competitive economy, which takes up the challenge of digitalisation to raise educational standards and productivity, thus being able to create more wealth. A city economy which keeps a place for manufacture, while reinforcing its vocation as a provider of high quality services across the board.

Reducing Inequality, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Open for application
Decarbonizing the energy system in the region

Our world is only 9 percent circular, and the gap is not closing. Instead, the trend of increased resource extraction and greenhouse gas emissions is continuing.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Open for application
Big Data in care

Data streams are increasing tremendously. This is also valid in Care. Think of data from the regular ICT systems (financial, use of care, personal care files, analysis of care results), but also location and sensor data of employees and patients, external websites and numerous open data sources.

Good Health and Well-being
Open for application
Sustainable substitute for plastic cups for large scale events

During festivals and events, visitors enjoy drinking beverages. Most of the time, plastic cups are used. These one-way cups are hygienic, lightweight and safe. But it also causes a huge amount of plastic waste.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
Creative solutions for building rainwater management

Using today's waste to prevent global waste forever: that is our mission.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action