Health and Healthcare

Health and Healthcare is one of Vinnova's strategic areas. Health and Healthcare deals with finding new solutions to meet the challenges which Sweden (like all industrial countries) faces, with a rapidly increasing number of elderly citizens.

More and more people are living longer and through medical advances, diet and exercise, keeping themselves fit and vital. A generation of elderly people which is better informed, healthier and in stronger financial shape will demand more and buy higher quality care, services and homes.

The key areas identified by Vinnova are: services within health and social care, the link between health, climate and environment and the healthcare sector as a production system.

Programmes within the area

Innovations for Future Health

The purpose of the programmet is to utilise high-quality Swedish research in order to prevent and treat lifestyle diseases and drug-resistant infections.

Innovations for Future Health

Innovation in Foods

Innovation in Foods



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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