Initiating and implementing innovation for sustainable building: the construction client as a change agent (3iii)
Research Project , 2009 – 2014

This Formas BIC project aims at increasing knowledge about and support processes to assist clients in driving innovation strategies. A central concern is the relationship between temporary development projects and processes within the client organisation. More specifically, the objectives are: 1. to test and further develop a prototype client guideline for managing demonstration projects, 2. to improve the general understanding of the role of demonstration projects in relation to continuous and long-term innovation strategies of clients, as a basis for tools to develop innovation, implementation and diffusion strategies specifically adapted to various types of client organizations, 3. to develop models for collaborative research where the industry partners (clients) have a more active role in driving collaboration (i.e. organisation of meetings and workshops) as well as in performing research activities together with the researchers.


Paula Femenias (contact)

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Anna Kadefors

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics


Älvstranden Utveckling

Göteborg, Sweden

Facility company Göteborg City

Göteborg, Sweden

Swedish Fortifications Agency




Project ID: 2009-205
Funding Chalmers participation during 2009–2014

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance


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