To stay competitive, the Swedish industry is challenged to reduce its environmental footprint by creating digitalization-enabled advanced services. This effort requires business model innovation, yet most firms lack knowledge about constructing and implementing business models together with ecosystem partners. Our vision is to address this societal challenge by developing, implementing, and disseminating business model innovation methods, while increasing capabilities and supporting commercialization of sustainable business models in Swedish industrial ecosystems.
The four industrial ecosystems
The project group includes not only researchers and professors but also more than 40 partner companies such as different suppliers, service partners and digital actors. The companies are located within four ecosystems, which are the mining industry, the construction industry, the manufacturing industry and the forest processing industry. All ecosystems include leading companies that together intend to exploit the business potential of digital technology. An example is Lindbäck's construction, which collaborates with digital players (Ericsson, Abelko, NODA) and suppliers (Luleå Energi) to create both smart and energy efficient solutions that can benefit the entire ecosystem within the construction industry. Today, different technical concepts already exists, however many actors lack commercially attractive and sustainable business models for commercializing technology in conjucnction with their ecosystem. The focus of the project is the development and testing of methods for sustainable business models, to increase the competence and ability of participating companies, and to apply methods for developing prototypes of business models for each ecosystem.
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