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Energy transition

One billion euros for breakthrough energy technologies

The European Innovation Fund contributes to greenhouse gas reduction in the EU by helping create the right financial incentives for new investments in the next generation of technologies needed for the EU's low-carbon transition. IMCG have supported in the development of proposals.

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.

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?


Smart grid project FlexiGrid energized with new project manager

The IMCG-coordinated EU project FlexiGrid gets a new energy injection by adding business development expert Douglas Almquist, to the team. Douglas takes over as the new project manager. – FlexiGrid is in a good position to create new business opportunities for the energy sector in Europe, he says.

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.    

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.

Project Management

5 tips for DSO:s that no longer think that life is that good

The life as a DSO does not come easy anymore. As a DSO you can no longer work as you always have done. Digitalization, cyber security, renewable energi and consumers turning into prosumers producing their own electricity... No, it's time to act and adjust your business so it fits the reality of today.

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?

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.


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.

Project Management

”This is just the beginning of something greater”

VIDEO CLIP: Intense efforts are being made to ensure that the district energy project CELSIUS, now with more than 50 European member cities, continues to assist and motivate progress after project closure.
Leading figures in the project are now mapping out the course to making it happen. See them interviewed here.

Project Management

Quiet space in a noisy world

VIDEO CLIP: See the globally unique, noise reducing bus stop "Amanda" being presented and hear IMCG CEO and Akademiska hus regional head tell about why we need silent rooms in the city.