Västra Götaland Region (Sweden)

MoU in place
yes
RIS3 with priority in aeronautics:
Aeronautics

The Region of Västra Götaland re-launched an R&I call in 2017 in which during the regional partnership review of the proposals the contribution of this proposal to the MoU objectives was duly considered    and made explicit in the selection. In the context of the MoU cooperation, the regional authorities decided the co-funding of an additional pilot project (PEPLAB) linked to Clean Sky 2 activities.  The other three complementary projects already funded in the previous years (‘Additive manufacturing lab’, ‘FIA’ and ‘SVIFT’) are under implementation.

Pilot project I

Additive Manufacturing Lab, in the area of 3D printing, approved under the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

This project approved under the national call issued by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and supported as a result of the MoU objectives between Clean Sky and the Region Västra Götaland

Additive manufacturing lab : University West was granted regional funding to set up a lab for additive manufacturing at the manufacturing technology centre Innovatum in Trollhättan, Sweden (region Västra Götaland).

Project objective: The 3D printing in metal that will contribute to reducing aviation emissions, strengthen the Swedish aviation research and the West Swedish industry. This equipment will be used in the development of GKN’s (Clean Sky member) lightweight structural engine parts for the engine demonstrators in Clean Sky 2.

  • Budget: € 1.7 million total public funding + 50% from industry in-kind contribution

Clean Sky synergies Scenario 1&2: Capacity building and parallel funding within a thematic approach

Västra Götaland pilot project (I)

 

Pilot project II

FIA in the area of automation approved within a specific R&I call that gave priority to projects linked to CS2

Demonstrator Environment for Flexible and Innovative Automation (FIA): University West was granted regional funding to set up an experimental flexible automation cell at the manufacturing technology centre Innovatum in Trollhättan, Sweden.

Project objective: aims to establish a national resource for innovative and flexible automation and enhance the competitiveness for GKN and SMEs in the Västra Götaland region. It will be used for the manufacturing of GKN’s lightweight structural engine parts for the engine demonstrators in Clean Sky 2 and will be not only a demonstrator engine part but also a high TRL manufacturing system demonstration.

  • FIA was approved within a specific R&I call that gave priority under a specific axis to projects linking to CS 2 and that JU delivered a synergy assessment that was used as part of the evaluation.
  • Budget: € 400 K

Clean Sky synergies Scenario 1&2: Capacity building and parallel funding within a thematic approach

Participants: University West, Innovatum AB, Swerea IVF, GKN Aerospace Sweden AB

Västra Götaland pilot project (II)

Pilot project III

SVIFFT approved by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

Evolving Sweden’s Future Aerospace Industry through collaboration (SVIFFT): Aerospace Cluster Sweden was granted regional funding with the aim to establish a national aerospace cluster through a joint effort between the Eastern and Western Regions.

Project objective: to establish a national collaboration platform in order to form a strong supply chain for Aerospace companies. The project will also expand one of the production arenas for composites by establishing a SME Automation Lab, thus supporting and increasing the number of Swedish companies participating in national and European large demonstration programmes.

  • SVIFFT will receive ESIF funding through the European Regional Development Fund, approved by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.
  • Budget: €1.3 million; 50% through ESIF, 40% in cash by Eastern and Western Regions and 10% in cash by aerospace industry companies.

Clean Sky synergies Scenario 1&2: Capacity building/Infrastructure investments.

Participants: Aerospace Cluster Sweden, Swerea SICOMP, Eastern Region, Innovatum AB, Swerea IVF, Western Region

Pilot project IV

REPLAB: approved in the context of an open call launched by the West Sweden program of the Regional fund

Repair an re-use of metallic products by additive manufacturing (REPLAB): is the latest in a long line of regional projects. The project is focused on process development for laser based methods for additive manufacturing, where a material is added as wire or as powder and features are built directly onto larger parts. This can be used both for manufacturing of features on demonstrator parts, production parts and for repair of parts.

Project objective: to further develop the research environment at the Produktionstekniskt Centrum (PTC/Innovatum) in Trollhättan with focus on additive techniques and re-manufacture. Five demonstrator projects will be implemented in close cooperation with regional industry and national research. The project's financial weight lies in a number of research services at Högskolan Väst, Chalmers and the company GKN as well as the consumables to be used in already existing lab equipment.

  • Total Budget: € 2,117,828 million; ESIF contribution: € 846,935 million, Public financing: € 679,468 million, Private financing: € 590,906 million by aerospace industry companies.

Starting date and duration: 2018-01-01 – 2021-04-30

Clean Sky synergies Scenario 1&2: Capacity building/Infrastructure investments.

Project leaders: Högskolan Väst, Cooperation partners: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
Other actors: GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, Västra Götalandsregionen, Swerea-IVF

Pilot project V

Västra Götaland pilot project (IV)

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