International Research and Innovation Infrastructure
Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory is one of the region’s largest research and development assets: innovation, testing and demonstration. Oskarshamn municipality wants the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory to continue contributing to the region’s development and innovation work and thus to community development even after the facility has fulfilled its task within SKB’s mission. The research and development that is carried out and can be carried out from the Äspö Laboratory can help solve the challenges of society in areas such as building, climate and utilization of natural resources. In order to develop the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory for a future intenational research and innovation infrastructure, collaboration between several parties is required. Oskarshamns municipality together with SKB and KTH are three of the parties, but collaboration and support also take place with other parties such as public organizations, universities, research institutes and companies – nationally and internationally.