Cross-border co-operation

Strengthening international competitiveness and creating conditions for sustainable solutions for global societal challenges require pooling of resources, renewal and cross-border cooperation.

Therefore Vinnova finances large and long-term programmes which are aimed at pooling of resources by connecting actors within different industries and areas of knowledge and where societal challenges are the driving force for innovation. Several of the programmes require actors to merge to jointly manage research, development and innovation activities.

Vinnova's programmes within "National pooling of resources" are divided into three strategic areas:


 

EU and international co-operation

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

EU and international co-operation

Challenge-driven Innovation

Vinnova has identified four societal challenges in which Sweden’s prospects for internationally leading innovativeness are considered good.

Challenge-driven Innovation

Partnership Programmes

Vinnova has partnership programmes with industry in the areas of forestry and timber, transport, IT and telecommunications, mining, steel, bioscience and financial market research.

Partnership Programmes

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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