Kunskapsförmedlingen (in English Result Center) is a meeting place for Swedish research in product and production development. The presented results are derived from the research conducted by Sweden’s leading research programs.
Kunskapsförmedlingen is managed by KK-stiftelsen, Mistra, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), Teknikföretagen/Svenskt näringsliv, Tillväxtverket and VINNOVA, in close cooperation with Swedish industry, institutes and universities.
The goal of Kunskapsförmedlingen is to spread results of research projects in product development to industry as well as strengthen the cooperation between university, institute, and business.
Kunskapsförmedlingen was initiated spring of 2002 by ENDREA through initiatives from program director Professor Jan-Ove Palmberg and chairman Carl-Göran Wikholm, Scania. Shortly thereafter other research programmes were affiliated with the project (eg IMIE, PROPER, EPROPER). ProViking was chairing the initiative 2003-2009. Since 2009 VINNOVA is chair of the management group.
In total, Kunskapsförmedlingen currently involves a network of several hundred researchers and their research projects.
Current version: Kunskapsförmedlingen 4.0.
Development of version 4.0 has included a new server and improved user interface. The development was carried out 2021-22 within the strategic innovation program Produktion2030, a joint financing initiative by Swedish authorities Vinnova, Formas and the Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten).
Development of an Educational Portal during 2018-19 (version 3.2) was carried out within the strategic innovation program Produktion2030, a joint financing initiative by Swedish authorities Vinnova, Formas and the Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten).
Development work during 2016-2018 (version 3.1) was mainly carried out as a part of the strategic innovation program Produktion2030, a joint financing initiative by Swedish authorities Vinnova, Formas and the Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten).
The first version of Kunskapsförmedlingen was in use 2002-2012 (version 1.0, own developed content management system, CMS, based on php). Version 2.0 (based on MODX) was in use since 2013 and version 3.0 (based on WordPress) was launched August 31, 2016. A new graphical profile was launched December 7, 2018.
Chairman of Kunskapsförmedlingen
Contact for research network ENDREA (1997-2002)and contact for the Product Development Academy Sweden (PDA)