The Industrial and Societal Partnership Program (ISPP) at Digital Futures pursues the following goals:
- The formation of an eco-system through which members identify cutting-edge challenges, strategies and approaches regarding digital transformation in their respective domain, as well as in their joint context.
- Strategic funding of joint research activities addressing upcoming challenges in industrial and/or societal settings, creating new constellations and consortia among the eco-system while leveraging fundamental as well as applied research methods.
- The further strengthening of the Stockholm region, as well as the ISPP members and Digital Futures as a world-leading innovation hub in digital transformation.
- The strengthening of ISPP members through continuous exchange with ongoing research activities within Digital Futures, recruiting opportunities with respect to Digital Futures graduates as well as the participation in thematic workshops, lectures and outreach activities such as Digitalize in Stockholm.
A number of industrial and societal challenges has been identified:
- Digital Infrastructures for Industry and Society – the integration of additional compute functions together with trustworthy infrastructure features is paramount in digitalized industries, transportation, or smart societies.
- Digital and Programmable Worlds – real-time digital twins and security against physical or cyber threats.
- Smart Manufacturing and Construction – tight integration of supply chains, logistics and automation systems/robots through digital twins and matching infrastructures.
- Energy efficiency and electrification – electrification of energy consumers towards higher energy efficiency and understanding the ICT-CO2 footprint.
- Connecting innovation to procurement – share learnings and best practices to enhance the scalability criterion of triple helix societal innovation projects and promote the development of new digital solutions.
- Future communication and logistics systems – creating more efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly eco-systems for transport and communication, using digital technologies.
- Health and care independent of location – offer healthcare to people through online solutions, and the freedom to live rich lives based on individual circumstances.
- Climate-positive urban expansion – enhancing the quality and minimizing climate impact work towards increasing growth in a sustainable environment in accordance with the targets for Agenda 2030, using digital technologies.