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noICE - Nordic Icing Center of Expertise

Research project The main objective of the project is to create a long lasting, well-functioning, competence center focused on minimizing industrial icing problems in the BA region.

In operation, the competence center will use communications networks developed in the project to transfer knowledge to/from the industry stakeholders. This process defines the innovation cycle and its use will allow the center to apply its current icing knowledge to stakeholder problems and identify gaps in the current icing knowledge. To become a long-lasting competence center will rely on the successful implementation of the business model and by implementing, the innovation cycle in a manner deemed uniquely beneficial by the industrial stakeholders. At the end of the project, the business model will be implemented to establish the center legally. During the project, the center development will proceed towards a level of independence.

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Project overview

Project period

2018-09-01 2021-08-31

Research subject

Computing science, Electrical, electronic and system engineering, Statistics

Project description

The main objective of the project is to create a long lasting, well-functioning, competence center focused on minimizing industrial icing problems in the BA region. In operation, the competence center will use communications networks developed in the project to transfer knowledge to/from the industry stakeholders.

This process defines the innovation cycle and its use will allow the center to apply its current icing knowledge to stakeholder problems and identify gaps in the current icing knowledge. To become a long-lasting competence center will rely on the successful implementation of the business model and by implementing, the innovation cycle in a manner deemed uniquely beneficial by the industrial stakeholders. At the end of the project, the business model will be implemented to establish the center legally. During the project, the center development will proceed towards a level of independence.

Now and more so with future climate change, the companies in the Nordic countries have more to deal with during winter. The wintertime icing causes some systems to fail or operate inappropriately and this requires Nordic located companies to be burdened with extra operational costs or costs for repairs. Our center will work to minimize these extra costs so the Nordic companies will have more even competition with companies in the EU not in cold climate regions.

Read more on noICE - NORDIC Icing Center of Expertise.

The center is funded by EU Intereg Botnia-Atlantica Programme, together with Regional Council of Västerbotten and Ostrobothnia. The total budget is 1.9 million euro.

Project partners are Novia University of Applied Sciences, University of Vaasa, Umeå University, Tampere University of Technology, Luleå University of Technology, and The Arctic University of Norway.

 

Participating partners

Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology

School of Technology and Innovations, University of Vaasa, Finland

NOVIA University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Tampere University of Technology, Finland

The Arctic University of Norway