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23 million SEK will generate growth through smart environmental technology

Published: 1 July 2016

The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth has granted environmental engineering project GREEN NORTH support from the European Regional Development Fund for a three year period.

"The project of a total of 23 million is run in collaboration between Umeå University, Luleå University of Technology, MTC - Environmental Technology Centre and Form forge strategic communication", sais Anders Lagerkvist, Professor in Waste Science and Technology at Luleå University of Technology.

Within three years, the GREEN NORTH be an established innovation platform that brings together academic research, small and medium-sized enterprises and societal interests. By testing and verifying environmental technologies on a large scale creates immediate value for society. Together GREEN NORTH work to develop environmental technology area where Northern Norrland set a good example.

"There are very many good ideas in both academia and business, but they need to be scaled up and verified to be implemented. We will meet the need for technology demonstration and help it become the business of good ideas", says Magnus Bergknut, CEO MTC.

Green North as innovation and resource platform is expected to develop into a strong brand in the region, nationally and internationally. Understanding and commitment to the project will be created where you want new audiences. The communication will also be used as a means to profile the region as an engine in the development of innovative environmental technologies locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition to collaboration partners included a large number of companies as partners but also new companies can join Green North during the project. Already the project has GREEN NORTH received inquiries from companies in the waste, contaminated soil and water. The project will work to many companies will participate in the dialogue about the project through networking activities and visibility through various media.

Contact Luleå University of Technology

Anders Lagerkvist

Lagerkvist, Anders - Professor

Organisation: Waste Science and Technology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491908