The Digital Cellulose Center
The Digital Cellulose Center (DCC) is one of eight new competence centers recently supported by VINNOVA. RISE Acreo, LiU, RISE Bioeconomy and KTH together with ten corporations will conduct world-class research in the center in an area vital to Swedens future competitiveness. RISE Acreo is the main applicant and will co-ordinate the DCC.
In the VINNOVA competence center programme, universities, research institutes, corporations and public agencies will collaborate on research in an area vital to Swedens future competitiveness. The investment is part of the strategic partnership program initiative run by the the Swedish government.
RISE Acreo is the main applicant and will act as co-ordinator for the Digital Cellulose Center, established together with RISE Bioeconomy (former Innventia), Linköping university (Campus Norrköping), KTH Royal Institute for Technology and a number of different corporations. The purpose of the DCC is to make cellulose based products an integrated part of the digital society. The DCC is granted 36 MSEK from VINNOVA until the 2022 when an evaluation will take place to determine if the center will be funded for another five years. The VINNOVA funding will be matched by the academic partners and corporations, making the total funding for the project 108 MSEK for the first five years.