Strategically important knowledge areas

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:

Health and Healthcare

The strategic area Health and Healthcare aims to find new solutions to meet the challenges with a rapidly increasing number of elderly citizens.

Health and Healthcare

Transportation and Environment

The strategic area Sustainable Cities and Transport deals with meeting challenges in the fields of transport and environment and with the crossover to a resource-efficient and fossil fuel-free society.

Transportation and Environment

Services and ICT

The strategic area Information Technology deals with meeting the changes and opportunities in society resulting from the new information technology.

Services and ICT

Manufacturing and Working Life

The strategic area Production, Materials and Natural Resources deals with opportunities for Sweden to compete with goods and service production in an increasingly globalised market.

Manufacturing and Working Life

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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