Procurement for Sustainable Innovation in the Built Environment

This five-year Formas-funded project will establish a strong trans-disciplinary platform for research and innovation related to procurement in construction, facilities management and urban development. Procurement is a fundamental driving force for innovation in the built environment but may also be an obstacle to change. Today, it is a problem that traditional price-focused procurement strategies are too often used when new goals for economic, ecological and social sustainability call for more flexible and innovation-oriented approaches.

Partner organizations

  • Karlstad University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Academic, Sweden)
  • Luleå University of Technology (Academic, Sweden)
  • Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
Start date 01/01/2014
End date The project is closed: 31/03/2021

Funded by

  • Formas (Public, Sweden)
Academic Partners
Chalmers University of Technology,
Anna Kadefors - project leader (Technology Management and Economics)
Jan Bröchner (Technology Management and Economics)
Per-Erik Josephson (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Karlstad University,
Mikael Granberg (Public Administration/ Political Science)
Luleå University of Technology,
Thomas Olofsson (Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering),
Per-Erik Eriksson (Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences)
Lund University,
Stefan Olander (Faculty of Engineering: Construction Management)
Lina Wedin-Hansson (Sociology of Law)
Royal Institute of Technology,
Tina Karrbom Gustavsson (Building and Real Estate) 
Hans Lind (Building and Real Estate)


​National Reference Group
The national reference group includes representatives for important national level organisations and stakeholders.
The members are:
• Skanska
• SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
• Swedish Competition Authority
• Swedish Construction Clients' Forum
• Swedish Association of Public Housing Companies
• Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions
• Swedish Association of Plumbing and HVAC Contractors
• Swedish Federation of Consulting Engineers and Architects
• Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
• Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute VTI
• Swedish Transport Administration
• The Swedish Construction Federation
• Tyréns
• Vinge Law firm

Page manager Published: Thu 20 Aug 2020.