Smarter constructions through innovation in glass and wood
Together we create sustainable growth, better housing and new business opportunities. Innovation is the guiding light for Smart Housing Småland, together with equality and sustainability. Our prioritized areas until 2020 are digitalization, building and housing.
RISE , Research Institutes of Sweden (before) SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is responsible for the innovation environment in collaboration with a great number of companies all over Småland, the three county administrative boards and provinces, RISE Glass (before Glafo – the Swedish Glass Research Institute), Träcentrum, Linnaeus University and Jönköping University.
he Swedish wooden house industry is fascinating in many ways. Houses as a product are exciting in themselves. You only have to look at any of the house catalogues to realise that. The industry’s dependency on political decisions and economic fluctuations is another reason. And yet another reason is the fact that the product is […] Read more
The research study “Everyone’s talking about living” (Alla talar om boende)” has been implemented against the background of a discussion between Linnaeus University and Smart Housing Småland with regard to the option of establishing an environment for interdisciplinary, cross-border living research. The aim has been to make it possible to process the field of living […] Read more
The SHS pilot study “Integrated sound in a shower screen” (Integrerat ljud i duschvägg) examined the option of using a shower screen as a carrier of sound and whether this could be controlled from a mobile phone, for example. A shower screen prototype offering good sound was produced. This looks attractive and is safe, given […] Read more
This pilot study has worked on enhancing understanding of 3D printer technology, biocomposites and fibre reinforcement, and which applications can be implemented when they work together. BLB industries in Värnamo has a large-format proprietary 3D printer that may be the biggest in the world. Its objective was to devise a renewable composite material and a […] Read more
Kulturparken Småland is looking to create a more homogenous environment and obtain better use of its premise areas. A glass walkway between Smålands Museum and the House of Emigrants would facilitate visitor flow between them and provide new exhibition areas, as well as creating a new “exhibition window” for passers-by, representing a significant enhancement of […] Read more
Smart Housing Småland is an innovation environment led by RISE in close collaboration with Träcentrum, Linnaeus University and Jönköping University. Main financiers are Vinnova, Region Jönköpings län, Regionförbundet i Kalmar län, Region Kronoberg, County Administrative Board Jönköping, County Administrative Board Kalmar and County Administrative Board Kronoberg.