Welcome to VINNOVA, Sweden's innovation agency

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We promote sustainable growth by funding needs-driven research and stimulating collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector. We are also the national contact agency for the EU framework programme for research and innovation.

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Our programmes and calls target actors in society who are important for Sweden’s innovativeness such as research-focused companies, universities, research institutes and public sector organisations. Some of our calls are open to international and bilateral collaborations.

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A century ago Sweden was among the poorest nations in Europe. Today it’s a world leader in innovation world thanks to its advanced society and welfare state, an array of successful multinational companies, a commitment to gender equality and a strong belief in the individual.


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More about New Paths to Innovation


VINNOVA´s vision is for Sweden to be a world-leading country in research and innovation. Future competitiveness requires new paths to innovation.

More about the Horizon 2020 Programme

VINNOVA has the national responsibility for providing information and advice on the Horizon 2020 - EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Read "Innovations and new technology"

The purpose of this report is to summarise 40 years of research into the links between innovation, technology and research.

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Watch our webcasts and other video material from our seminars and conferences.


    New Paths to Innovation

  • EU Programmes

    Horizon 2020 - the EU Framework Programme

  • Publications

    Innovations and new technology

  • Webcasts

    Our webcasts

About us

VINNOVA is Sweden’s innovation agency. We promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation and by funding needs-driven research.

We promote collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector. We do this by stimulating a greater use of research, by making long-term investment in strong research and innovation environments and by developing catalytic meeting places. Our activities also focus on strengthening international cooperation.

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