Sweden remains in the top ten of participating countries in EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, FP7. Latest data published by the European Commission in October 2010 shows that Sweden has contracted around 6 billion SEK (622 338 865 Euros) from the start of FP7 in 2007.
The FP7 financial contribution to Swedish participants represents approximately 25%* of the public R&D funding in Sweden. 1,726 participations in 1,226 granted projects puts Sweden in an eighth place of all participating countries in FP7. Sweden’s success rate of 25% places Sweden in a fifth position among the 27 EU member states.
The specific programme Cooperation is the largest programme for Swedish’s players both in terms of participation and financial contribution. 71% of the Swedish granted projects were carried out within the thematic programmes in Cooperation, principally in the thematic programmes Health and ICT.
Universites are still the major Swedish participant group in FP7, amounting to 54% of all Swedish participations. Industry’s partaking was just over a quarter of the total Swedish participation, which shows that the division between different economic actors remains stable.
* Based on the five public funding research bodies: Swedish Council for Working Life and Social research, the Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) and VINNOVA. Expenditure in 2008.