Partnership Programmes

Partnership Programmes is one of Vinnova's strategic areas. Industry partnership programmes has gone through several rounds since 1994. The common theme in all partnership programmes is that they are adapted to the needs of a specific sector.

Agreements on an overall framework for programme scope and implementation have been signed with the government and companies or sector representatives. Normally, at least 50% co-financing is required from companies.

In 2005 a special investment of SEK 1 billion was made in partnership programmes, of which Vinnova was allocated some SEK 750,000,000 to distribute. This programme has concluded but a number of projects will keep running over the next few years.

Vinnova has partnership programmes with industry in the areas of forestry and timber, transport, IT and telecommunications, mining, steel, bioscience and financial market research. These programmes provide funding for research, development, construction of knowledge centres, demonstrators and testbeds and aim to produce innovations in areas of importance to Sweden.

Vinnova has 2012 introduced a new type of partnership programme, called strategic innovation programmes. 


Programmes within the area

Strategic innovation areas

The purpose is to create conditions for international competitiveness as well as to find sustainable solutions to global challenges for societies.

Strategic innovation areas

FFI - Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation

FFI is a partnership between the Swedish government and automotive industry for joint funding of research, innovation and development concentrating on Climate & Environment and Safety.

FFI - Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation

SAMPOST – a Post-doctoral Programme

The aim of the programme is to strengthen industrial development and competitiveness in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and biomedical engineering sectors. This will be achieved by improving opportunities for the mobility and qualification of young, promising researchers who should be able to conduct high-quality, industrially-relevant research in co-operation with the industry.

SAMPOST – a Post-doctoral Programme

Financial Market Research

The purpose of the Financial Market Research programme is to strengthen the international competitiveness of Swedish financial market research and its relevance to public and private actors in the financial sector.

Financial Market Research

National Aviation Engineering Research Programme

The aviation industry is a hi-tech sector from which it is also possible to disseminate technological advances to other branches of industry. The aim of the programme is to further develop research resources within the country at companies, research institutes, universities and colleges and to co-ordinate the utilisation of these resources.

National Aviation Engineering Research Programme

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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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