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What happens to project results when the project ends?

If nothing happens to the project results after the project has ended, there will be no impact. Result owners need to make sure they have a preliminary commercialization plan ready by the time the project is finalized.

2020-12-02
Innovation Management

Collaboration is the best way to capture business value from IoT

Internet of things (IoT) and connected sensors are here to stay, and we can only speculate about the benefits from these solutions. Sweden have been a world leader in digitalization for a long time. There is much to gain from collaboration projects.

2020-10-14
Innovation Management

Love at first sight – but not always an ever lasting love

When you fall in love you see your partner as a flawless human being and when you start a collaborative project it is the same thing. We love our project partners and we believe that the collaborative, friendly spirit will always be there. Is it possible to make sure you will have a fortunate future together?

2020-10-14
Innovation Management

Welcome to the final conference of Inspirewater March 25-26 in Brussels

Access to clean water is becoming an increasingly crucial question for both municipalities and industries. At Inspirewater's final conference IMCG and partner organizations will present the results of the Horizon 2020 project. The main focus is on water management in process industries.    

2020-02-10
Project Management

Established markets key for green innovations to live on

A lot of green technology with great potential to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions are demonstrated in EU-funded projects. Unfortunately, many never reach their full potential due to unclear planning from market actors on what will happen when the project ends.
– What often is lacking is the knowledge within relevant industry of the growing demand for the technology, says Jonas Norrman, CEO of IMCG, who presents value chains and business models for green innovation at a Smart cities conference in Lyon this week.

2019-10-16
Communication

Smart City position available – apply now!

We are looking for a city outside of Europe that wants to know about Smart City solutions being demonstrated on the European market within the energy management, energy efficiency, e-mobility, open data and IoT and citizen engagement and co-creation. Is it that city you?

2019-08-29
Innovation Management

Exploitation – a word often used innovative EU projects

Exploitation of results is a very important thing. But what does it actually mean? And why is there a need for balancing technical competence with non-technical competence?

2019-06-18
Communication

Not a carpenter, still you are to use tools and toolboxes?

Can you mention one company that doesn't claim having a number of important tools and toolboxes that are to contribute to ease internal and external processes. Both CEOs, leaders and employees are expected to know where, when, how and why the tools are to be used. Somehow, few feel like Bob the Builder at work. Here are 7 steps to get the toolbox working!

2019-02-28
Communication

6 things to tackle to avoid market entrance barriers

We are lucky to work with a lot of people like you - you who are excellent at working in teams and at innovating new techniques, solutions, services and products. We have listed 6 things that- if you put down an effort and work with them - will have a significant impact on increasing your chances for getting what you developed out on the market.

2019-01-24
Innovation Management

Are you a star of high-tech innovations? Here are tips on how to reach the market!

Being somewhat of a technology genius, how come you are still struggling to reach the market? You need to start loving the meaning of IPR, exploitation, innovation management and out-reach activities. Start collaborating with people and companies that have the competences you don't have.

2018-11-26
Expertise

Towards a European version of the Smart City concept

Jonas Norrman is partner at IMCG and works with many smart cities throughout Europe. Here he shares insights on the development of concepts for smart cities in general and the development of European Smart Cities in particular.

2018-11-13
Innovation Management

Focus on the ecosystem that surrounds the innovation

IMCG is engaged in EU projects where the overall aim is to secure that the technology providers reach market impact. In order to achieve real impact and market success we need to focus on the ecosystem that surrounds a technology. This is what we call the process of innovation management.

2018-10-09
Innovation Management

Smart process industries recycle and reuse water

Water scarcity is not a trend, it’s a fact. And it highly affects the process industry. The Horizon 2020 project Inspirewater is working to enable the process industry to implement sustainable wastewater treatment solutions. See film clip about smart process industries focusing on reuse and recycling water.

2018-10-04
Project Management

Benefits generated by a smart city project

There are many benefits of being in a smart city project. But the really good thing is that you can benefit from the sustainable solutions being demonstrated in a project, even though you're not a project member. Here's how!

2018-06-19
Communication

Let us introduce you to 100 smart cities

IMCG knows over 100 smart cities and got connections both at a city level and works with key organisations and companies within the cities. We match your products and services with the smart cities' needs. Let us introduce you to a world of smart cities!

2018-06-19
Project Management

Smart cities replicate – do you?

Want to join the smart cities in Europe? Do as the Chilean delegation that visited Gothenburg recently for a demonstration of some of the sustainable solutions that are part of the IRIS project. A wide network of smart cities is available for you.

2018-05-30
Project Management

Citizens crucial for great ideas to gain market impact

Find out why the citizens play such an important role when it comes to successful market entrances of technical, sustainable innovations now being rolled out all over Europe.

2018-05-15
Project Management

Smart match-making at a business to city level

Are you a company ready to provide European cities with smart innovations within energy, mobility or ICT?

2018-04-16
Innovation Management

IRIS – innovation for sustainable growth

The EU-project IRIS Smart Cities aims to develop and replicate smart solutions for cities to become increasingly energy efficient, sustainable and attractive for their inhabitants. This week an international project meeting was held in Gothenburg.

2018-03-29
Innovation Management

Car companies as smart city enablers

To regard car manufacturers as being responsible for space scarcity and pollution is obsolete. IMCG works with an automotive industry adapting to an era of increasing urbanization, regulation and cities that are becoming smart.

2018-03-07
Project Management

Swedish innovation selected as speaker at Smart Cities India 2018 Expo

International: The innovation project LoV-IoT - environmental monitoring of air and water with IoT Technology, has been selected by the conference committee of the 4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo to speak at the panel discussion within the topic: IoT applications, services and real implementations. The conference takes place in New Dehli on the 23-25 of May.

2018-02-07
Project Management

When a patent isn’t enough

When an innovative collaborative project starts to show results that can be commercialized, a general agreement like a Consortium Agreement is not enough. IMCG works strategically with IPR management in several EU-projects and we encourage partners not only to rely on the Consortium Agreement, but to sign legal documents regulating details minimizing the risk for legal disputes and maximizing the possibility for the outcome of the fruitful collaboration to reach market impact.

2017-11-27
Expertise

About to pitch for investors? Here are four tips for you!

In a pitch you usually only have a couple of minutes in order to get a potential investor interested in your invention. You will stand in front of people who don’t share your interest for technical details and who don’t have your knowhow regarding that area. IMCG lists 4 tips on how you get through to the investor.

2017-10-16
Expertise

Winning EU-application: Millions to project for climate-smart solutions

Gothenburg has together with six European cities been granted 18 million Euros (just over 175 million Swedish Crowns) by the EU, for a five-year project. The application is rated number one by the EU commission.
– To have a good project idea isn’t enough if you want to receive a high score. You also need to have an excellent plan for the realisation of it and a clear picture of expected impact on society, says, Magnus Andersson, partner at IMCG and one of the key people in the creation of the winning application.

2017-10-02
Project Management

3 steps to increase success – the next H2020 work programme

Now - or at the latest by early fall 2017 - you should be busy building your consortia for the next H2020 Work programme, 2018-2020. If you haven’t already gotten started, consider this a wake-up call to do so. IMCG lists three priorities to get you kick-started.

2017-08-22
Innovation Management

Invitation: Seminar about the use of IoT to show air pollution near you

The IoT-project ”Environmental weather” has been going on since 2015. During this time the project group has developed and installed six sensors around the City of Gothenburg. Each sensor measures nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter and noise. With IoT a communication platform visualises the collected data.

2017-05-02
IMCG

Eloquent silence at Masthuggskajen

In August, an exciting project takes place in the Masthuggskajen area. Around 40 sound-muffling hexagons will be placed in the open space by the river to create a controllable urban soundscape. The innovation company IMCG that develops new solutions for sustainable cities leads the effort.

2016-07-03
Innovation Management

Swedish Innovations travel to India

Sweden is to show the world what the urban development of the future could look like. Noise prevention solutions from Controllable Urban Soundscape and the housing concept HSB Living Lab have been chosen for display at a large international smart cities conference in India.

2016-05-04
Expertise

Business opportunities for cleantech companies

IMCG has entered a collaboration with the company Cleantech Inn, their members and international partners.
- Together we will develop a network organisation with a sharp business and growth focus. We aim to create new business opportunities for cleantech companies in the European market, says IMCG CEO Jonas Norrman.

2016-04-18
Innovation Management

Creative collisions for an attractive city

VIDEO CLIP: Innovation happens through creative collisions between people with different views. That is the core of Älvstaden Innovation Lab, which uses a new method for generating ideas for sustainable city development.

2015-05-20