EU and international co-operation

In an age of globalisation, innovation is increasingly taking place
via international networks. Making sure that Sweden has access
to international networks for research and innovation is of key importance
to maintain our competitiveness in the future. Strong networks and effective international cooperation is a prerequisite for continued strong innovation and attractiveness of Swedish actors.

The international dimension is present in most of Vinnova's initiatives but it is also necessary to support and encourage stakeholder involvement in international networks and collaborations. This is done by promoting Swedish participation in EU framework program for research and innovation, and through joint research and innovation programs with third countries, in areas of importance for Swedish industry. In addition to these activities contribute Vinnova resources to promote the image of Sweden as a strong research and innovation nation.

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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