On their so-called 100-list, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), highlights diverse research projects from Swedish research and education institutions. This year with a special focus on sustainable development. The projects on the list all have potential of creating impact through commercialization, business or method development, or societal impact.
– We are very proud to be selected to one of top 100 research projects, it shows us that we are handling the balance between basic research and industry collaboration in a good way. It is thanks to all hard working and competent people in the program we have got this award, says Program Director Ulrica Edlund.
How can research more influence policy development in the European Union? That was one important topic of the Mistra Programme Directors’ meeting in January 2020. New knowledge can help the policy to be more fact based – but then we need to communicate our results in effective and efficient ways.
Mistra Terra Clean is one of many Mistra programmes and on the meetings we can co-ordinate and work smarter together.
2019 lovely consortium meeting were held in Stockholm with fruitful discussions. As usual we went through the work packages on the perspective’s achievements and challenges. So nice to see how much a program do in all parts, and a bit stressful to review challenges that must be solved.
One BIG THING were some discussions on focus for the next program period. Which challenges should we focus on? Does it need some other partners? Dialogue continues and any ideas are welcome.
The Hammarby Sjöstadsverk is a R&D platform for development and exchange of knowledge and technologies in water treatment and related environmental technology and forms the basis for Sweden Water Innovation Centre – SWIC. In May 2019 Mistra Terra Clean made a study visit to the facility and had a good dialouge on water treatment research.