The purpose of the ReSolve Innovation Competition is to develop innovative solutions to address the storm water challenge faced by Uppsala Municipality and is achieved by following the first four steps of the ReSolve Process. The challenge has been identified in a feasibility study, entitled ReSolve. The lessons emerging out of the process design and implementation of the innovation competition will also be used to develop a framework that can be used by other institutions in different contexts to support the process design of future innovation competitions within the realm of sustainable development.
The ReSolve project is a regional collaboration project between three university organizations and three municipalities in Uppsala. This initial project was also funded by Vinnova, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems whose mission is to promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovations, as well as funding needs-driven research.