Vinnova funds programmes which develop new knowledge and expertise within areas which are strategically important for Sweden. It partly involves funding of research required for renewal within different industries and partly funding of tests and demonstration of applications of research-based knowledge.
We fund knowledge development within the areas information and communication technology, services, production, transport, environment, health and working life.
Projects can be managed by several different types of actors within these programmes, but it is necessary for at least one of the parties in the project to be a university, college or research institute.
Here there is also support for the participation of Swedish actors in European programmes where funding is shared between member states and the EU.
Vinnova's programmes within "Development of strategic knowledge" are divided into four strategic areas: