The purpose of the Kamprad Family Foundation is to support, stimulate and reward education and scientific research to promote entrepreneurship, the environment, competence, health and social improvement. It will focus specifically on implementing the results of the research and education to benefit the many people quickly and cost-efficiently.
The Foundation hereby invites applications for research and training projects within the fields of:
- Environmental Studies – sustainable product chains
- Entreprenurship particulary for the development of a living countryside
Applications must be submitted online to the Foundation not later than 16.00 hrs. 12 November 2015.
Environmental Studies – sustainable product chains
Research and education within the field of environmental studies for increased sustainability will contribute to an understanding of, or direct improvement in, how different actors, techniques and information flows can interact in one or more product chains/activities with a view to maintaining or increasing customer satisfaction while significantly reducing the use of natural resources, materials and energy. Projects may be more or less focused on a specific discipline, or they may be interdisciplinary (closer collaboration between research disciplines), or trans-disciplinary (also involving those utilizing the research) and include or involve both private and public as well as non-profit participants. Projects that are transformative in nature, as well as clearly show how the results can be implemented in practice will be given priority.
Entrepreneurship – development of a living countryside
Research and education withinin the field of entrepreneurship will contribute to the development of a living countryside. The projects may comprise a wide range of disciplines. Projects that clearly show how the results can be implemented in practice will be given priority.