Innovativeness of specific target groups

Strengthening the innovative capacity of actors necessitates awareness of the opportunities of innovation. Strategic projects for developing innovations are also required. Therefore Vinnova manages programmes for developing leadership, innovation strategies and development projects which are important for the innovative capacity of specific target groups.

The projects can be managed either by individual actors or groups of actors.
In 2014 the programmes for strengthened innovative capacity mainly target small and medium-sized companies, actors within the public sector as well as universities and colleges.

Vinnova's programmes within "Strengthened innovative capacity" are divided into four strategic areas:

Innovation Capacity in the Public Sector

Innovation Capacity in the Public Sector

The Knowledge Triangle

The Knowledge Triangle aims to create an interaction between education, research and innovation thereby creating the conditions for increased relevance and utilisation of universities’ activities.

The Knowledge Triangle

Financing innovation in enterprises

Vinnova supports early-stage companies when other funding is hard to come by. We want to make it possible to create business opportunities and help companies to enhance their competitive ability.

Financing innovation in enterprises

Individuals and Innovation Milieus

An important part of Vinnova’s activity is developing strong research and innovation milieus in which universities, research institutes and companies all play key roles, either in one particular sector or several different ones. The objective of the programmes being run within this area is to create an infrastructure of strong research and innovation milieus which strengthen their international competitiveness and increase cooperation.

Individuals and Innovation Milieus

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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