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Bitumen for paving applications

07/11/2014 11:06

Nynas collaboration with Road2Science Center

Road2Science (R2S) is a Competence Center at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm, Sweden, with focuses on enhancing innovation and continuous learning in the transport infrastructure sector. R2S is now widening its network of contacts within its partners by offering free individual membership through its virtual interface, R2S Virtual World.

All the activities, information, tools and services will be available to the members and can be set up based on individual interests. R2S can contribute to your daily research, engineering and business activities through on-line courses and webinars, Q&A with experts, information on latest innovations and applied research results, talent recruiting, and a dynamic national/international networks to take part in. 

As a leading bitumen specialist, Nynas has been one of the main partners in R2S since it was established in 2012. Some of the main challenges in the infrastructure industry are to reduce costs, reduce energy consumption and greenhouse emissions, improve safety and drive economic growth with fast, efficient movement of people and goods. These goals call for new innovations that are central to R2S mission.

- Nynas strongly supports the research in this field. It is essential that such research takes advantage of and build upon the knowledge that already exist. Being involved in R2S Center gives Nynas the opportunity to join force and collaborate with other stakeholders in transportation infrastructure in dealing with important common challenges and in finding sustainable solutions to these challenges, says Per Redelius, Chief Scientist at Nynas, and continues: 

- It’s most important to find better ways to transfer academic knowledge into practical use.

Facts

R2S three main pillars

  • Education to heighten the operational knowledge for enabling a fast adoption of new academic advances into the daily engineering practices.
  • Research that focusses on applying new knowledge, tools or services to enhance the quality of the transportation infrastructure
  • Networks between national and international industry, public sector and academia to enhance the availability of expertise, resources and connections.

 

To access R2S Virtual World and become a member visit:http://www.road2science.se/

Watch a short video about Nynas collaboration with R2S!

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