EU and international co-operation

The international dimension is central to all of VINNOVA’s activities. In all its operational fields, VINNOVA sees international competitiveness and international co-operation as integral parts of its objectives and strategies. Within the framework of its programmes, VINNOVA identifies leading international research and innovation environments and encourages collaboration with these. Any evaluation of VINNOVA’s programmes and activities also covers the international dimension.  

VINNOVA has the national responsibility for providing information and advice on Horizon 2020 - EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Please contact any of the National Contact Points (NCPs) to learn more about research funding opportunities within Horizon 2020.

The agency is also the National Co-ordinator (NCC) for COST, is the Swedish co-ordinator for both EUREKA and Eurostars and runs the national EUREKA office.

Researcher´s mobility - Euraxess

Researcher´s mobility - Euraxess

Interested in doing research in Sweden? Find out how on the Euraxess website.

European Research Area

European Research Area

The EU decided in 2000 to create the European Research Area (ERA). The purpose of the ERA is to create a coherent and better use of public instruments and resources for R&D in Europe. The aim of ERA is also to increase mobility, strengthen women's position and role in research and to make Europe more attractive to researchers from other parts of the world. VINNOVA is involved together with other research funders in the EU ERA-NET.


Contact us

Please contact any of the National Contact Points (NCPs) to learn more about research funding opportunities within Horizon 2020. Or you can contact us by using our contact form or search our employee database.

Collaborations & networks

VINNOVA co-operates with other players in various types of international networks and organisations.


VINNOVA publishes a significant number of publications in English every year, almost all of them free to download.

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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