Our activities

Vinnova manages programmes for strengthening Sweden’s innovativeness. The programmes have different specialisms and cover several areas of society and industries.

Some of the programmes involve funding of research, which is important for renewal of industry in Sweden. In other cases it involves companies applying for funds for their development projects. Some of the programmes require actors to merge to jointly manage large and long-term projects.

The programmes target actors in society who are important for Sweden’s innovativeness, such as knowledge-intense companies, universities, colleges, research institutes and actors within the public sector.

Vinnova’s programmes have three main specialisms:

Strategically important knowledge areas

Innovativeness  of specific target groups

Cross-border co-operation

Strategiskt viktiga ämnesområden

Programmes for developing new knowledge and expertise within strategically important areas.

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Innovationsförmåga hos specifika målgrupper

Programmes for strengthening the innovative capacity of specific target groups, among others for small and medium-sized companies and for actors within the public sector.

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Gränsöverskridande samarbete

Programmes aimed at pooling of resources by connecting actors within different  industries and areas of knowledge with a focus on societal challenges.

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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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