Challenge-driven Innovation

Vinnova has identified four societal challenges in which Sweden’s prospects for internationally leading innovativeness are considered good. These are: Information society 3.0, Sustainable Attractive Cities, Future Healthcare and Competitive Production.

Clearly, societal challenges are the starting point for many other countries’ innovation work, as well as the basis of the EU’s Strategy 2020 and European Innovation Union. The OECD is also promoting the issue of innovation strategies based on global societal challenges.

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Challenge-driven Innovation

Vinnova has currently focused its strategy on four social challenges which drive the development of innovations with international potential. The choice has been based on the Agency’s mission – innovation-led sustainable growth in Sweden – and its new role – to connect and catalyse actors involved in the creation and delivery of innovations.

Challenge-driven Innovation

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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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