Research

Mistra invests in research aimed at solving key environmental problems and promoting Sweden’s future competitiveness. Mistra’s research programmes are conducted in a close dialogue with companies, public agencies and other users, to ensure that research findings are put to practical use.  

Mistra invites joint submission by research groups and industrial partners of proposals for a new research and innovation programme on product design for resource efficiency. The purpose of this initiative is to bring knowledge and innovative ideas to bear on helping to foster development of a circular economy, i.e. a society based on closed material loops. Central issues addressed in this research programme should be how to design new products that are more durable and can be maintained, repaired and upgraded; methods of reuse and remanufacture; and development of new business models and policy instruments.

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Plastic materials are all around us today. Plastic is versatile, malleable, durable and cheap ­­— properties that give it a vast range of uses. Unfortunately, after use, a great deal of it finds its way into the environment, on land and at sea, where its impact on ecosystems is increasingly evident. Besides plastic itself, there are also a range of chemical additives that may have toxic effects in the short and long term.

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Contributing to a sustainable infrastructure

Swedish infrastructure faces major challenges. Many water and sewer installations, roads and railways are ageing, and in many areas extensive maintenance is needed. Infrastructure in poor condition has significant adverse repercussions on the economy and environment alike.

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  • Programtid: 2018–2022
  • Finansiering: The total budget is SEK 80 million, of which Mistra’s contribution is SEK 49m. The rest of the funding is from participating organisations.
  • Programvärd: RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden AB