European programmes and co-operation

European co-operation in research, development and innovation are becoming increasingly important to safeguard Europe's and Sweden's future competitiveness and prosperity. By participating in various partnerships and networks, VINNOVA can influence the European research agenda and design of the European programmes and initiatives within research and innovation.

VINNOVA is the national contact agency for the EU framework programme Horizon 2020 coordinator of EUREKA (European multilateral industry-led collaborative research), co-ordinates the Swedish participation in COST (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research) and is also the national coordinator of the same.

For more information about on-going European collaboration please contact Ms Linda Bell, Head of EU Relations unit.




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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