SISVI - Sustainable Innovation and Shared Value Creation in Norwegian Industry - is a four-year competence project (2014-2017). Grounded firmly in the concept of sustainability, SISVI aims to provide Norwegian industrial firms with four crucial building blocks they can use when developing their own unique competitive strategy. These are internationalization, innovation, interactions in networks, integration and implementation. Environmental and green aspects as drivers for innovation are emphasized.
The purpose is to develop knowledge that strengthens the industry’s long-term competitive capabilities in a way consistent with the concept of shared value. This means that value is created in a manner that meets both financial and societal needs where the latter typically encompasses environmental and social aspects. SISVI is partly funded by the Research Council of Norway.
SuPLight - Sustainable and efficient Production of Light weight solutions - is a four-year multidisciplinary research project (2011-2014). The main objective is to provide sustainable lightweight industry solutions based on wrought alloy aluminium. To reach this objective, SuPLight will combine physics at the atomic scale level, metallurgy, continuum mechanics, structural mechanics, optimization algorithms, tolerance analysis, life cycle analysis, manufacturing and business modelling. The project is funded by the European Union.