We will make a difference
Mistra InfraMaint is a research programme focusing on smart maintenance. Our vision is a sustainable infrastructure that is safe and available around the clock.
Effective and smart maintenance
The programme’s focus is on permission assessments, forecasts and decision support for investments, financing and business models as well as how municipal processes and organisations can be developed to best meet the major investment needs facing society.
Creating an infrastructure for the future
We have built a strong consortium with researchers from institutes and academic institutions. Participating municipalities are especially important for the programme. Senior researchers are supplemented with doctoral students who will largely work in the municipal organisations. This means that research is based on needs and that municipalities have increased opportunity to absorb new research.
We want to halve the competence shortage
Competence requirements are high. The Mistra InfraMaint programme aims to halve the competence shortage. That makes knowledge sharing a very important part of the programme. We plan for both seminars and web-based educational sections, as well as developing new approaches and methods to make knowledge more accessible and the area maintenance more attractive.
Access to good quality water is fundamental to human health and a functional society. Karin Sjöstrand is a researcher in the area.
Why is reserach important? Gunn-Mari Löfdah, programme director of Mistra InfraMaint, explains how the research programme contributes to a sustainable recovery and long-term social transformation. Under the heading "The importance of research for a green recovery and...
The Scientific Advisory Board helt its second meeting 25 June. The corona pandemic’s effect on the infrastructure was one of the meeting points.
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Our programme will answer questions as
How should we take advantage of all the possibilities offered by digitalisation?
How can you determine what is the correct level of maintenance for roads, cycle tracks, water and sewerage?
How can you use all available data to make the right priorities?
How much water can you save with smart grids?
What success factors and processes work in organisations with systems and size like in Sweden?
How to procure a maintenance function instead of a maintenance action?
How much should we focus on water that drains into the sewers?
How can we include the long life-cycle perspective when we are balancing new investments?