Transportation and Environment

Transportation and Environment is one of Vinnova's strategic areas. The area deals with meeting challenges in the fields of transport and environment and with the crossover to a resource-efficient and fossil fuel-free society.

Trade and travel in Sweden is increasing and keeping pace with ongoing urbanisation, deeper European integration and rapid advances in contact with the rest of the world. This increased mobility brings advantages, including greater freedom of movement for goods and millions of people. However the increase also brings problems such as carbon emissions, overcrowding, accidents and increased road and traffic system costs.

Vinnova has identified a number of key areas showing major possibilities. These are: solutions to air pollution, noise, congestion and traffic accidents; fossil fuels, waste and recycling; bio-based materials in new applications; a smart electricity grid; sustainable cities and sustainable urban development; transport efficiency and logistics; city growth and attractiveness.

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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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