Manufacturing and Working Life

Manufacturing and Working Life is one of Vinnova's strategic areas. It deals with opportunities for Sweden to compete with goods and service production in an increasingly globalised market.

The most important trends will be: demand for more individualised products, products with heightened customer benefit and resource-smart products. Moreover, an innovative leadership will be highly significant to competitive production, within industry as well as in other important areas such as health and social care.


Programmes within the area

Production Strategies and Models for Product Realisation

The purpose of the programme is to strengthen and maintain the competitive power of Swedish manufacturing.

Production Strategies and Models for Product Realisation

Manufacturing in Continuous Change

Under the programme Manufacturing in Continuous Change, Vinnova deals with those areas in manufacturing technology considered particularly important from a Swedish perspective, namely manufacturing adapted for new materials, influence of the environmental focus on manufacturing, prospects for information technology, and industrial processes in continuous change.

Manufacturing in Continuous Change

Dynamic Innovation Systems in Change

The programme Dynamic Innovation Systems in Change deals with the impact of globalisation and structural change plus labour market dynamics. This comprises elements such as mobility, skills supply, adaptability and job creation.

Dynamic Innovation Systems in Change

Designed Materials

Designed Materials

Management and Work Organisation Renewal

The programme Management and Work Organisation Renewal focuses on the importance of strategic management and work organisation for well-functioning workplaces and thereby the efficiency and long-term development of operations.

Management and Work Organisation Renewal

Innovation Processes and Entrepreneurship

The overall aim of the programme Innovation Processes and Entrepreneurship is to contribute to improved capacity for innovation in companies - in terms of both renewal and practical expertise in running effective innovation processes.

Innovation Processes and Entrepreneurship

Development of the Research Institutes

Development of the Research Institutes

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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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