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73 MNOK for the best Nordic innovation and research green growth projects

Published: : 5/16/2016

Nordic Innovation, NordForsk and Nordic Energy Research, are now launching the joint Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme in cooperation with the main national research and innovation funders in the Nordic countries.

73 MNOK for the best Nordic innovation and research green growth projects

New collaboration opportunities with Brazil

Published: : 5/16/2016

Are you interested in global collaboration with Brazil? Vinnova launches on May 25 two calls for international cooperation with Brazilian partners. The calls focuses on feasibility studies in the aeronautics field and smart industries.

New collaboration opportunities with Brazil

1,000 participants, 44 countries, 800 matchmaking meetings

Published: : 4/21/2016

Next week, over 1000 innovators and representatives of research-intensive companies from 44 countries gathers in Stockholm to discuss smart cities and global partnerships. The conference is organized by Vinnova and the Ministry of Industry under the Swedish Presidency of EUREKA.

1,000 participants, 44 countries, 800 matchmaking meetings

Welcome to EUREKA Innovation Week

Published: : 1/26/2016

Welcome to the EUREKA Innovation Week 2016 in Stockholm. The event is arranged by the Swedish EUREKA Chairmanship in collaboration with the EUREKA Secretariat.

Welcome to EUREKA Innovation Week

Meet Vinnova at Destination Europe in Boston

Published: : 1/26/2016

Destination Europe is a forum for leading European research organisations and funders to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world. The forum takes place on February 5 in Boston.

Meet Vinnova at Destination Europe in Boston

First meeting of the Swedish EUREKA Chairmanship

Published: : 10/20/2015

In July, Sweden took over the chairmanship of EUREKA, an international cooperation network with the aim to promote industrial research and development cooperation between countries both within and outside the EU. On 20-22 October more than than 30 member countries are gathered in Gothenburg for the first network meeting during the Swedish Chairmanship.

First meeting of the Swedish EUREKA Chairmanship

Meet Vinnova at Destination Europe in Chicago

Published: : 10/5/2015

Destination Europe is a forum for leading European research organisations and funders to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world. Meet Vinnova at the forum which takes place in Chicago on October 16th.

Meet Vinnova at Destination Europe in Chicago

Nominate your project for EUREKA Innovation Award

Published: : 10/2/2015

All EUREKA projects that have been finalised between January 2012 and December 2014 are invited to nominate themselves to the EUREKA Innovation Award 2016. The prize giving ceremony will take place during the EUREKA Innovation Week in Stockholm in April 2016.

Nominate your project for EUREKA Innovation Award

Successful take off for Swedish participants in Horizon 2020

Published: : 9/23/2015

The results from the first calls of Horizon 2020 have now been published. Until July 2015, Swedish organisations have been granted more than 260 M€ from the Horizon 2020 budget which gives Sweden a successful 8th position.

Successful take off for Swedish participants in Horizon 2020

Welcome to information meetings on Horizon 2020

Published: : 9/16/2015

During the fall of 2015, many new calls in Horizon 2020 will open. To help prepare your participation, Vinnova will be hosting national information meetings.

Welcome to information meetings on Horizon 2020

Apply for a grant within the Indo-Swedish Research Collaboration

Published: : 9/3/2015

The Swedish Research Council, Formas, Vinnova and the Department of Science and technology, Ministry of Science and technology in India have opened a joint call for networking grants within the two fields antimicrobial resistance and e-Science for life science.

Apply for a grant within the Indo-Swedish Research Collaboration

Sweden to chair EUREKA

Published: : 6/4/2015

Home to IKEA, Volvo, Spotify and Minecraft and celebrities like Alfred Nobel, Bergman, ABBA and Avicii, it is now Sweden's turn to chair the EUREKA network for the second time.

Sweden to chair EUREKA

Indo-Swedish Research in the field of Embedded Systems

Published: : 5/11/2015

The call is open for collaborative projects between Swedish and Indian universities, research institutes and enterprises, built on and developing already ongoing joint research or innovation activities in the field of embedded systems.

Indo-Swedish Research in the field of Embedded Systems

Europe needs more research talent

Published: : 2/17/2015

During a coffee break at the Destination Europe conference, one researcher put it very succinctly: “For us researchers, national borders are of no import. We’ll move to wherever an interesting position crops up.” The European Commission has organised the Destination Europe conference for the express purpose of attracting international research talent to Europe.

Europe needs more research talent

Swedish Royal visit to Silicon Valley

Published: : 1/19/2015

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, in their first Silicon Valley visit together, will preview the latest Nordic technology inventions at a special event today at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

Swedish Royal visit to Silicon Valley

€ 280 million to tackle Ebola under a joint EU-pharmaceutical industry initiative

Published: : 11/11/2014

The European Commission and the European pharmaceutical industry have launched a €280 million call for proposals under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) to boost EU research on Ebola.

€ 280 million to tackle Ebola under a joint EU-pharmaceutical industry initiative

Innovators wanted - Optimize our $400M Program

Published: : 9/18/2014

We need your help determining how to select projects to invest in and what, if anything, we should do with projects that are not a good fit? We're looking for innovation, new approaches, and new angles. Be bold! Help Vinnova rock the boat!

Innovators wanted - Optimize our $400M Program

4th Swiss-Swedish Call for R&D Project Outlines

Published: : 9/10/2014

As a part of the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII), Switzerland and Sweden have jointly announced the fourth bilateral “Switzerland-Sweden Call for R&D Project Outlines” within the EUREKA and Eurostars programs. The new call focuses on: materials for health care applications, hard and soft coatings, materials for light weight structures & engineered materials and new metallic materials.

4th Swiss-Swedish Call for R&D Project Outlines

Swedish SME finalist in EUREKA Innovation Award

Published: : 9/9/2014

For the first time in the history of the EUREKA Innovation Awards, all partners in EUREKA projects concluded since 2010 were asked to self-nominate their own project. The expert Jury panel has now selected the three finalists for the EUREKA Innovation Award 2014. One of the finalists is PRO FACTORY E!5063 which is led by Flexprop, a Swedish SME based in south Sweden, working with light weight production technology.

Swedish SME finalist in EUREKA Innovation Award

Meet Vinnova at Destination Europe in Atlanta

Published: : 9/9/2014

Destination Europe is a forum for leading European research organisations and funders to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world. The forum takes place in Atlanta on October 17th.

Meet Vinnova at Destination Europe in Atlanta

Antibiotic resistance on top of the agenda at ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen

Published: : 6/30/2014

Antibiotic resistances was on top of the agenda when the Swedish research funders (Formas, Forte, Swedish Research Council and Vinnova) arranged a scientific session on antibiotic resistance: Antibiotic resistance: A ticking timebomb. Take global action now! at ESOF 2014, Euro Science Open Forum in Copenhagen 24 June.

Antibiotic resistance on top of the agenda at ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen

25 MNOK is waiting for your innovative Nordic health and welfare projects

Published: : 6/30/2014

Nordic Innovation together with funding partners; Tekes (FI), Vinnova (SE), Innovation Norway (NO) and Rannis (IS), has just launched a new call for proposal for innovative Nordic health and welfare projects. The aim of the call is to unite and strengthen efforts across the Nordics in order to develop a Nordic ecosystem for health innovation.

25 MNOK is waiting for your innovative Nordic health and welfare projects

Sweden leads the EU innovation league

Published: : 4/8/2014

The European Commission recently published the Innovation Union Scoreboard for 2014. The extensive survey conducted in 190 regions in the EU, Norway and Switzerland shows that Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in Europe, both seen as a country and if you look at individual regions.

Sweden leads the EU innovation league

Third bilateral Swiss-Swedish Call for R&D Project Outlines

Published: : 4/8/2014

Sweden and Switzerland are jointly announcing a bi-lateral call for outlines for joint innovation projects under all suitable EUREKA instruments. The call is open for all topics of the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative SWII.

Third bilateral Swiss-Swedish Call for R&D Project Outlines

Welcome to the EURAXESS Roadshow

Published: : 2/10/2014

To promote EURAXESS, the EURAXESS Roadshow is now on tour and coming to a town near you! With 29 stops in 22 cities, the Roadshow will be providing students and young researchers across Europe with the opportunity to mobilise their research careers by trying out EURAXESS. The Roadshow takes place during 3rd March – 30th April. On March 12th the EURAXESS Roadshow will visit Lund University.

Welcome to the EURAXESS Roadshow

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