The objective of the project SUMMATION – Sustainable Autonomous Systems and Solutions is to progress the innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies among the target groups. Inspiration to new services will be provided by demonstrating practical use cases. The activities aim to promote entrepreneurial approaches, learning in practice and to spur reflections on innovative processes and methods based on the use of advanced technologies.
The partners expertise lies within UAV/UGV technologies, weather-related applications in intelligent traffic, design and innovation processes and methods, and they contribute on driving sustainable growth and enable green and digital transition. The subarctic climate in the program region is characterized by cold winters, but also warm summers. From a central European perspective of four seasons, the winters are described as long, and summers short. The main industries that are reliant on climate and nature are, of course, reindeer herding and tourism and hospitality. In particular, the reindeer husbandry is seeking approaches to better align tradition and growth to cope with the changes in climate. The tourism and hospitality industry is seeking more sustainable approaches for product and service development.
The target groups are identified, but not limited, to businesses and organizations in tourism and hospitality, reindeer herding (Sami villages and SMEs), public sector (actors in railroad and road, municipalities), and SME businesses related to the subarctic climate (winter vehicle testing sites, and IT companies). The target groups will be involved in the applied case studies, thereby investigations of challenges, ideas, solutions and requirements on approaches will simultaneously be discussed with the representatives. Follow up studies will be done to assess lessons learned particularly in relation to innovations and the usage of new technologies within businesses.
Read more about the project on Universitet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet webpage