Field Trip March 16 – Wargön Innovation/RISE test bed
10.00 Departure by bus from Chalmers Conference Centre, Chalmersplatsen 1 (Map) 11.15 Arrival Wargön Innovation 11.30 Introduction and tour including light lunch wrap 13.00 Depature to RISE 14-14.15 Arrival RISE 16.15 Departure return trip to Gothenburg 17.00 Arrival Gothenburg
About Wargön Innovation
Wargön Innovation is a national development and knowledge centre for process and production technology focusing on new sustainable and circular materials. We are committed to introducing new, better, and affordable material solutions to meet environmental challenges.
Wargön Innovation covers the missing middle in the innovation life cycle. The kilo-step on the gram-kilo-tonne scale. We provide support and guidance focusing on long-term business models, technical development, and a support network for early stage pilots in their efforts to success at scale.
“Our target group is entrepreneurs and their material innovations. Together, we create projects that leads the way to market for new sustainable and circular innovations. Main focus is textiles, and we also work with biomaterials in the agriculture and health care sector,” says Maria Ström, operational manager at Wargön innovation.
In September 2018, the new building was inaugurated including a process area dedicated to pilot equipment. One of the first installations is a pilot plant for automated textile sorting of post-consumer textiles, which is part of the RE:Source-financed WargoTex project including 25 partners. The project supports both system development of textile sorting as well as developing new markets for used and sorted textiles.
The Testbed for Material Recycling of Plastics at RISE in Mölndal offers both expertise and equipment for developing and testing new methods for repurposing plastic in new products. The Testbed is also an important arena were research organisations, industry and authorities meet to discuss various issues, exchange experiences and identify opportunities. This often leads to new partnerships and joint projects to develop circular solutions for plastics. Find more information at:
You are most welcome to visit RISE in Mölndal to see the Testbed and to hear about ongoing research in plastics recycling and innovation and demonstration projects going on.