Individuals and Innovation Milieus

Individuals and Innovation Milieus is one of Vinnova's strategic areas. A strong research and innovation milieu is a geographically and thematically cohesive network of research and innovation actors spanning all sections of the innovation process. A strong research and innovation milieu attracts resources, corporate partners and internationally prominent researchers.

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. Activities being run within these milieus cover everything from basic to applied research.


Programmes within the area

Gender and Diversity for Innovation

Sweden scores high both on indexes for gender equality and innovation capacity. Vinnova has combined these strengths in this programme. The programme has more than 60 innovation projects running in a variety of areas such as health care, transports, gaming industry, the police force etc., illustrating how integrating gender and diversity perspectives increase innovation capacity and sustainable development.

Gender and Diversity for Innovation

VINN Excellence Center

VINN Excellence Centers provide a forum for collaboration between the private and public sectors, universities and colleges, research institutes and other organisations that conduct research.

VINN Excellence Center

Berzelii Centres

Berzelii Centres should focus on excellent basic research. Berzelii Centres must also have a clear ambition in the long term to collaborate actively with stakeholders from the private and public centres and to put research results to concrete use in the form of commercial applications. Support will be provided for up to 10 years.

Berzelii Centres

VINNVÄXT

VINNVÄXT is a programme that takes the form of a competition for regions. The aim is to promote sustainable growth by developing internationally competitive research and innovation environments in specific growth fields.

VINNVÄXT

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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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