SISVI End of Project Report 2018

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SISVI project has been underway for 4 years, and on the 2-3rd October 2018, the final project seminar took place in Trondheim. The Seminar was attended by Norwegian partner companies and scientific researchers, with informative presentations and discussions. Industry challenges, and future research directions were highlighted.

A project end of project report for SISVI, outlining the objectives, achievements, research futures, case studies, and students contributions over 4 years can be access HERE.

SISVI Project focused on industry needs in order to enhance competitiveness through the implementation of sustainable business practices.

The project was led by NTNU and carried out in co-operation with SINTEF Manufacturing AS, industrial actors, and with international research communities.

The core industrial actors were Plasto AS; Hexagon Ragasco AS; ISIFLO/ Raufoss Water & Gas AS.

Network actors were: Forsvarsbygg; Norsk Stålforbund; Molde Kunnskapspark AS; Ålesund Kunnskapspark AS; MRB AS; and Wonderland AS.

An important part of the project was the implementation and integration of novel knowledge. This secured alignment between the needs of the industry actors and theoretical concepts. In this context, tools and standards for improved performance were emphasized as deliverables in the project. Guidelines and key performance indicators for shared value creation were developed along with criteria for business simulations and road-maps for corporate governance models for sustainable outcomes.

During the project period, a few other companies were  invited to be test-companies (including Vik Ørsta and Øglend) for the implementation of Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs). This worked as a tool for building sustainability strategies internally and in the companies supply chains.

The competitive innovative industry of the future has to meet numerous requirements – such as; sustainability, flexibility, information security, real time learning, zero defect manufacturing, knowledge base for utilizing enabling and new technologies.

For society and the globe, creating sustainable and climate neutral solutions for manufacturing is crucial, and we are certain that these solutions are about cross-disciplinary team work.

Collaboration with partners from industry and academic institutions speeds up innovation and the development of sustainable solutions.

The NTNU team is grateful to everyone that has contributed to the SISVI project. A special thanks goes to the core partners and network partners that contributed with financial support as well as their own time in meetings, discussions and guidance to our students.

A special thanks to the BIA-program in the Norwegian Research Council that made this project possible.

International seminar in Trondheim


On March 6th, SISVI in collaboration with the Green Value Creation (GVC) group at IØT NTNU, the SMART project and SFI Manufacturing held a international seminar on the topic of “Circular value creation and/in new business models” in Trondheim. Experiences from the different projects were exchanged, and some interesting discussions came out of it.

See the seminar report here.

Working with SDG 17

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Sigurd Sagen Vildåsen presents the Plasto-case at a SMART seminar in Oslo, Norway, 18. January 2018.

Sustainable Development Goal 17 state that we should strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

As a part of this, NTNU has become a strategic member and have a board member, SISVI PhD Candidate Sigurd Sagen Vildåsen, in ISDRS – International Sustainable Development Research Society. ISDRS connects especially young researchers and sustainable practices from all continents. ISDRS’ next conference will be held 13.-15. of June 2018 in Messina, Italy: Actions for a Sustainable World: From Theory to Practice. SISVI Project Leader Annik Magerholm Fet will also be a key note speaker at this conference.


Breakfast Seminar in Ålesund

On thursday 28th of September, SISVI, in collaboration with Network for Green Growth, hosted a breakfast seminar about Green Competitiveness. The seminar was held at the Blue Innovation Arena, at Norsk Maritimt Kompetansesenter. Representatives from academia and industry came together to discuss the possibilities within green competitiveness and circular business models.

See the program here, and the seminar report here.