Scaling up innovation and broadening innovation development processes go hand in hand, and international networks and collaboration are simply unavoidable if you don’t want to get left behind in technological diffusion and adaption to the necessary technical and societal changes. Only innovations that are truly marketed internationally will have the required impacts – this starts already during their development phase.
At the same time, we can find many testbeds in both Sweden and the Netherlands that are, each on their own, very well suited for catering to experimenting with such sustainable solutions. However, they are neither interconnected nor strategically aligned, which leaves ample room for improvement, eventually securing the highest possible positive impact on the sustainable developments in our society. This particularly pertains to the lack of international/EU exchange of knowledge, shared space for innovation, and boosted acceleration of innovative products and services. In short, the League of International Testbeds provides collaboration, joint efforts, and the hitherto untapped major resource of interconnecting testbeds globally.