In this age of globalisation, innovation is increasingly occurring via international networks. Ensuring Sweden’s access to international research and innovation networks is crucial for maintaining our future competitiveness. VINNOVA views international competitiveness and international co-operation as integral parts of its objectives and strategies.
VINNOVA's main international role is to actively build networks between different actors in Sweden and other countries and to promote Swedish participation in international research. The aim is to achieve consistency and synergy between national and international research and development.
All VINNOVA programmes are therefore open for co-operation between Swedish actors and their international counterparts. VINNOVA is also responsible for various specific, bilateral research and innovation agreements between Sweden and non-European countries as India, China and Brazil.