Presentation on theme: "Running a PPP demo program – Experiences from Gothenburg Dr. Peter Öhman Lindholmen Science Park Gothenburg, Sweden"— Presentation transcript:
Running a PPP demo program – Experiences from Gothenburg Dr. Peter Öhman Lindholmen Science Park Gothenburg, Sweden Peter.Ohman@lindholmen.se
Outline Test Site Sweden (PPP program) Examples of PPP projects Evaluation of Test Site Sweden
Test Site Sweden Test Site Sweden, TSS, is a national initiative to engage the Swedish vehicle cluster in multilateral cooperative demonstration and test projects. Started 2007 with a yearly project budget of 1 M (out of which 400 k is from Vinnova)
Mission Test Site Sweden shall: Provide world leading demonstrations and test environments for new vehicle technology and infrastructure with the goal of supporting the development of sustainable transports Test Site Sweden is organized as a platform for cooperation between private companies, national agencies, regional authorities, and R&D institutions and is managed by Lindholmen Science Park
Project Portfolio EnvironmentSafetyTransport Efficiency Virtual labs Database vehicle movements4th gen driving simulator (VTI) Track modeling in SIM4 EV model in SIM 4 ITS Demo theater ITS Simulator Prototype labs Pre-study EV test cell EV Battery lab Charging analyzer Winter tests of EVs ELVIRE (EU) range anxiety ASTA – Active Safety Test Track Autonomous mock ups Positioning system at tracks Pre-study: Winter testing climate hall Pre-study Communication chamber ITS integration lab Reality labs EV/PHEV demo fleet Chademo charges Pre-study: Multi-fuel fuel station Field Operational Test (FOT) methodology Urban ITS test site (CVIS) COSMO (EU) green wave for buses DRIVE (EU) Field test of safety applications
General findings (from evaluation) TSS is a neutral part which leads cooperative projects, and it has been highly successful in this respect The cooperative efforts include 50 projects where representatives from the stakeholder categories participate The administration and management of Test Site Sweden is 200 k/year which is insufficient TSS partners meet the conditional level of co- financing that VINNOVA has stipulated TSS has been very successful in attracting funding from other external, mainly public, bodies
Project portfolio evaluation The projects are often initiated by industry and the project portfolio shows a gradual shift in focus towards hybrid and electrical vehicles Projects contribute to cooperation within the vehicle sector as well as between sectors The cooperation between the partners has a significant value as such, not the least for small and medium sized enterprises which may not have had many contacts with R&D environments before.
Final observations The composition of partners (private & public) and pooling of specific competence in projects have been successful and appreciated Occasionally, the participating enterprises have different interests and motives, and they are geographically scattered over the country The continuation should be of significantly larger volume than it has been so far, so as to be in proportion with TSS ambitions and the expectations of its stakeholders.
Challenges Regional horizontal cooperation (team play) Trust (earned) Infrastructure Create synergies Create complementary regional competences Gray zone between national and regional issues The regions have less experiences of running national programs Get information advantage Maintain and build contact network REGIONAL NATIONAL
Key success factors Using a PPP organizational base (Lindholmen Science Park) Using stakeholder resources instead of building own organization A national program managed by a region requires true national ambitions and owning trust from other regions by actions (not words).