Negative reply to the SIO-pledge

Lighthouse application to Vinnova to become a so-called Strategic Innovation Area (SIO, Strategiskt InnovationsOmråde), based on the Swedish maritime research and innovation agenda Svallvåg, was unfortunately not one of the applications that was chosen to the second application stage.

Vinnova stated that the application addresses one area of innovation that may have the potential to contribute to sustainable development of society, but that it was too broad and unfocused. They also thought that there was a deficiency in the description of the parties' roles. This is something that the group takes with them in the further work for future SIO-applications.

The work with Lighthouse 2.0 has been progressing in a good way alongside the SIO process, and is not going to be affected too much by the SIO refusal.