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Smart symbiosis - Collaboration for common resource flows

A picture of a power station as seen from across a river.


Project Leader: Jenny Palm

Duration: September 2018 - June 2026

Financing Body: Energimyndigheten

Collaborators: Linköping University, LTH, Rise

IIIEE researchers: Karolina Södergren, Jenny Palm, Philip Peck

Aim: The general aim is to increase the understanding of how collaboration that promotes new resource flows between public and private actors can be stimulated. The project also seeks to increase knowledge about what opportunities, consequences and added value can be obtained when actors adopt a circular perspective and e.g. coordinates business models or find new ways to work together in urban planning.
Another goal is to contribute to the development of interdisciplinary research processes. In this project, doctoral students with different scientific backgrounds will therefore collaborate with recipients in society to develop a generalizable model for how public and private actors can work systematically to implement new collaborations that promote efficient use of resources.

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