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Funding

Before you apply for funding from us, you need to know the type of project we support and what we expect from the organizations we finance. You then seek funding from us through our offers (or calls for proposals, as they are also called). Therefore, you need to find a offer that fits your project.

Applying for and receiving funding from Vinnova

When you apply for funding from Vinnova, you need to know what kind of projects we fund, and what we expect of the organisations we fund. You also need to have a good understanding of the terms and phrases we use, so you’ll find a glossary with useful terms at the bottom of this page.

  • Vinnova funds research and innovation projects that can benefit society. We do so through various offers, which we call 'calls for proposals'.

    Vinnova funds research and innovation projects that can benefit society. We do so through various offers, which we call 'calls for proposals'.

    What Vinnova funds

    Vinnova funds research and innovation projects that may not become a reality without government support. This involves everything from climate-smart meat alternatives to seeing how robots can help the elderly. We also fund pilot studies for projects in research and innovation, and provide support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Please have a look at what we've funded to date to see what kind of projects we provide support for.

    Search among our funded projects

    Who can receive funding

    We can only give funding to organisations, and we often want several participants to cooperate in the project. Private individuals never receive funding from us, and neither do organisations with economic difficulties.

    How we fund projects

    Vinnova funds research and innovation through various calls for proposals. A call for proposals is a type of framework for what earmarked funding should be used for. In the call, we also specify what kinds of organisations can apply for that funding.

    Even if your project fits within the framework of the call, there's no guarantee that you'll receive funding. There's often tough competition and we can't provide funding to everyone who applies. If we decide to fund your project, we never go in as advisers or collaborative partners.

    We normally don't fund all costs

    We normally don't fund all of your costs. So you must be sure that you have other funding that can cover a part of the costs. What we fund depends on several things such as what you're going to do, the organisation's size and what kind of activities you carry out. The organisations in the project often receive funding of various sizes. How much each organisation receives is stated by the funding decision you receive from us.

    Rules for state aid

    For reasons of competition, there are rules for state aid. Among other things, the rules determine what we can fund and how much funding we can give.

    Rules for state aid

    What costs we can fund

    The costs that you can receive funding for are called 'eligible costs'. What expenses count as eligible costs depends on what you're doing in the project, but the cost must always appear in the organisation's accounts during the project period. Please read the call text to see what applies specifically to you.

    There are also additional requirements and conditions for our funding. We explain them in our guide on eligible costs and in our general terms and conditions, Section 6.1.

    Vinnovas guide to eligible costs (pdf) - only in Swedish

    Vinnova's general terms and conditions for grants, 2017 (pdf)

  • Regularly look for offers, or 'calls for proposals' as we also call them. Your chances of finding funding for your project are greater that way. If you find a call that you think is suitable, you'll need to submit an application electronically. Please read the call text carefully so that you don't miss anything that must be included in the application.

    Regularly look for offers, or 'calls for proposals' as we also call them. Your chances of finding funding for your project are greater that way. If you find a call that you think is suitable, you'll need to submit an application electronically. Please read the call text carefully so that you don't miss anything that must be included in the application.

    Find the right funding

    The first step to receiving funding is searching among our calls for proposals to see if any of them might suit your project. The calls have different objectives and are directed at different target groups. Each call contains a number of conditions that must be met so that we can assess if we'll fund the project.

    Find the right funding

    Things to consider before you apply

    It can take time to apply for funding. Because our calls often ask you to cooperate with other organisations, you need to plan time to find cooperative partners. You also need to have a dialogue with them about the project and various parts of the application.

    Our calls for proposals are only open to applications for a limited period of time. Once the application period expires, it's no longer possible to send in your application. So you need to start your application well in advance of submission.

    Once the application period has expired, you may only add details to the application if we request it.

    Please read the call text carefully

    Most applications include the same details, but the requirements in the calls and what attachments you should provide may vary. It's therefore important to read the entire call text carefully so that your application includes everything we ask for. Keep an extra eye out for these things:

    • Formal requirements: In every call, there are a number of formal requirements that must be met. Examples of formal requirements may be that the company may not be older than five years, that the project must have at least three participants or that the project manager has to be employed at the coordinator.
    • Evaluation criteria: This is what we base our evaluation on, so please make sure that you have described everything we ask for in your application.

    How to apply

    We only accept applications electronically through our application service: the eServices portal. An application usually consists of an application form and various appendices, but this depends on the call. We only evaluate applications that contain everything we've asked for, so please make sure you follow our instructions carefully.

    eServices portal

    How to complete an application - a step-by-step guide (only available in Swedish)

    Confidentiality in applications

    All registered applications become official documents. According to the principle of public access to official documents, the public has the right to request access to applications that we receive, including applications that are rejected or revoked.

    Before we release an application, we review it for confidential information. This means that our programme managers assess each individual case. We don't disclose information about inventions, research findings or business and operating conditions if we believe that anyone can suffer economic damage from it.

    When you apply, you can indicate that your application contains information that should be classified. This way, you help our programme managers in the assessment.

  • When we evaluate the applications that we receive, we look at how feasible the idea is, how much potential it has and what actors are involved to implement the project. We don't evaluate any applications that are incomplete or don't meet our formal requirements.

    When we evaluate the applications that we receive, we look at how feasible the idea is, how much potential it has and what actors are involved to implement the project. We don't evaluate any applications that are incomplete or don't meet our formal requirements.

    How we evaluate the applications

    Once we've received the applications, we review them and remove those applications that are incomplete or don't meet our requirements. The applications that are correct and complete are shared out between different evaluators. We often get help from especially appointed evaluators so that our efforts will be of as high quality as possible. All evaluators are knowledgeable in the particular area that the application concerns.

    Once the evaluators have gone through the applications, we have a meeting with the evaluators and Vinnova's programme managers. At the meeting, we discuss the applications, and the reviewers recommend which applications should be granted. In some cases, we call the applicants to an interview before we make a decision. After that, Vinnova makes a decision about who receives funding, and how much of the expenses we cover for each organisation.

    When the decision will be made

    How long the decision process takes depends on how many applicants there are. You can find information on when you can expect a decision under important dates in the call text. All funded projects are presented on our website.

    Assessment criteria

    When we review applications, we always look at three main criteria:

    • Potential: We analyse what effects and what value we can expect from the project, and what significance it will have for society if the project achieves its goals.
    • Actors: We assess the participants' ability to run the project, and achieve desired results and effects.
    • Feasibility: We look at how realistic and credible the project plan is, both to implement the project and to achieve desired results.

    What the criteria mean for each call is described in the call text.

    No guarantees for funding

    On average 30 per cent of all who apply receive funding, so the competition is tough. This means that you may be rejected although you meet all the criteria. The decision can't be appealed, but everyone who gets a rejection is welcome to apply again at the next application round or for a different call.

  • If we decide to fund your project, we'll email the funding decision to you. To receive funding from us, you need to execute the project as you've described and follow our terms and conditions. During the project period, you must also report to us how the project is going, and any potential changes you make to the project.

    If we decide to fund your project, we'll email the funding decision to you. To receive funding from us, you need to execute the project as you've described and follow our terms and conditions. During the project period, you must also report to us how the project is going, and any potential changes you make to the project.

    Funding decision

    In the funding decision you receive from us, there's information about who receives funding and how much each grant recipient receives. For every grant recipient, we give an amount and a maximum aid intensity. The amount is the funding you can receive as a maximum, regardless of how high your costs are. The maximum aid intensity is the percentage of your expenses that we can fund. If you have lower expenses than budgeted, it's most often the maximum aid intensity that determines the final grant amount. The amount can be lower than what's stated in the funding decision you receive from us.

    Vinnova often disburses funds in advance. If you have received more money than what you have a right to, you must pay back the extra amount.

    The funding decision also states the period during which we can finance your expenses and when you have to submit various reports.

    Our terms and conditions

    We have general terms and conditions that apply to all projects that we finance. For some calls and projects, we also have special terms and conditions that only apply to them.

    Among other things, our general terms and conditions state that you have to:

    • conduct the project according to the project description that you submitted in the application
    • set up a project agreement if you have several project participants
    • report your expenses and how the project is going
    • submit information about the project, even after it has ended.

    If you don't comply with the conditions, Vinnova has a right to discontinue the funding. You may then also be obliged to repay funding that we have already paid out.

    Vinnova's general terms and conditions for grants

    Please read our guide on eligible costs to understand what costs you're able to ask us to cover, and how they're calculated.

    Guide to eligible costs (pdf) - only in Swedish

    In our agreement guide, we describe what you should keep in mind when you set up a project agreement between the participants in the project.

    Project agreement guide (pdf) - only in Swedish

    The help you can get from Vinnova

    You must be able to run the project independently, but you're always welcome to get in touch with the programme manager at Vinnova if you have questions about the funding.

    Submitting reports regularly

    All projects submit reports to us about how the project is going, so we can see that you're conducting the project as you described in your application. If you demonstrate shortcomings in the reporting or in how you're running the project, we won't pay out.

    The project manager submits all reports in the eServices portal, and other project participants must ensure that the project manager has all the information they need to do so. How often you need to submit reports is stated by the funding decision, and we'll send an email to the project manager two weeks before the next report is due.

    How to submit reports

    The project manager has to submit all reports electronically in the eServices portal. Keep in mind that only the project manager has access to the project in the eServices portal after the funding decision has been made. You'll find information about when you must submit the various reports in the funding decision. Which reports are needed vary between different calls, but we often ask for these reports:

    Start report: Your first report that confirms that the project is ready to start. Among other things, the report should contain a bank giro or plusgiro number for disbursements and a project abstract. All project participants also have to submit a document that we call a Participant's Approval, where you commit to carry out the project as described in your application, following our terms and conditions. In your start report you also indicate what global goals in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development that the result from your project is expected to contribute to.

    Guide for the Participant's Approval (pdf)

    Form for Participant's Approval, English version (pdf)

    Classification of projects according to the 2030 Agenda – Guide (pdf) - only in Swedish

    Status report: A continuous reconciliation, most often submitted after six months, so that we can see how the project is going. Among other things, you should report how you're doing against the project description and submit an expense report for each participant. Please feel free to go into the eServices portal to see what the reports should contain.

    End of project report: A coherent report that should provide a collective view of how you executed the project and what the results were. Here, you also submit a total cost accounting.

    Follow-up report: A report for the calls where we want to follow up the project results on a longer term.

    We have to make sure that all reports come in before we pay out. If you need to add details to the report, please note that you'll receive the disbursement only after we have registered your added information.

    Use the correct templates for your report documents

    Certain programmes have special templates for the documents that you have to submit with your reports. You'll find these templates on the webpage for that particular programme.

    Templates for Challenge-driven innovation (in Swedish)

    Templates for Strategic vehicle research and innovation (in Swedish)

    Notify us of any changes

    It's important that you inform us of changes during the project so that we can decide on continued funding. For example, you must notify us if you change project managers or if the project is delayed.

    Use the function Begäran om ändring (request a change) in the eServices portal.

    If anyone in the project has economic problems, it's important that you contact your programme manager immediately. Vinnova is not able pay out money to organisations with economic difficulties.

    The final grant may be lower

    Sometimes, the final grant may be lower than the maximum amount that is in the funding decision. This is because the right to funding is calculated for each participant, and we only finance a certain percentage of your expenses. If your expenses are lower, the grant will also be lower.

    If the actual expenses are lower than the budgeted expenses, you don't always have the right to the amount in the funding decision. In this case, it's the maximum aid intensity in the funding decision that determines how large the grant is for each participant, which means that you may need to pay money back to us.

    Vinnova examines the accounts

    Sometimes, Vinnova conducts audits on site, even up to ten years after the funding decision. You'll then need to help us to obtain the documentation that our auditors need to look at. You'll not receive any compensation for the time you spend on this.

  • Vinnova follows up the projects we fund, since we want to see what effects our investment has on society and for Sweden. We also want to see how we can develop our investments to do as much good as possible. We follow up projects both while they're under way and after they're completed.

    Vinnova follows up the projects we fund, since we want to see what effects our investment has on society and for Sweden. We also want to see how we can develop our investments to do as much good as possible. We follow up projects both while they're under way and after they're completed.

    We want to see the results of our effort

    We usually follow up the project we finance to be able to analyze our own activities and see what value our investments have for society. We want to both see direct results and learn from the implementation of the project. To see direct results, we can, for example, measure new or improved products and services, new patents, publications, new hires, changed behaviors or increased turnover.

    We follow up the projects through evaluations and impact analyses, and for longer project we sometimes also do half-term evaluations. At our program conferences, we also gather lessons learned and exchange experiences.

    Sometimes we send out surveys to the participants in the project we follow up. By answering the surveys, you help us make our offers better. As we develop our activities, more good ideas can become reality.

    Sometimes the government commissions us to follow up on specific investments.

    Read more about how we evaluate our work

    Guide for impact measurement of innovation projects

    This guide is a guideline for designing and following up the results and effects of innovation projects.

    The guide is aimed at you who run an innovation project with funding from Vinnova or another financier.

    In the guide, you will learn the basics of effect measurement, so you do not need to be an expert in follow-up or evaluation. For those who already have some prior knowledge, the guide serves as a good refresher and in the last chapter there are tips for in-depth reading.

    The guide should function as a support for defining results and effects, setting realistic objective and designing the project so that you can follow up and disseminate the results and effects that the project contributed to. It has been produced during the winter of 2022 by Ramboll Management Consulting on behalf of Vinnova.

    Good examples of results

    Do you want to see examples of successful project where we see benefit in society? Our inspiration articles highlight particularly successful project.

    Inspiration for innovation

    Do you want to know more about how we work with innovation?

    This is how we promote innovation

    Results of our investments

Terms and roles that are good to know

Participants

All organisations that cooperate in the project are called participants. The participants contribute to plan and implement the project, and share risks and results. The participants don't necessarily have to receive part of the funding, but they need to participate and have expenses in the project, and they're also included in the application.

A participant is always a legal entity. If anyone in the project takes in subcontractors or reference groups, they're not participants.

Participant's approval

A participant's approval is a document where each participant commits to do what's written in the application, and report the results to Vinnova. We request an approval from every participant. An authorised representative must sign the document, which you then scan. The scanned-in documents are to be appended to the start report, and the coordinator saves the original.

Coordinating participant (coordinator)

The coordinating participant, or coordinator, is the participant that's responsible for the contact with Vinnova. This means that the coordinator conveys information between the other participants and Vinnova. The coordinator is also responsible for making sure that all documents and reports are submitted to Vinnova.

The disbursements always go to the coordinator, who distributes the funding to the recipients. The project manager most often works in the organisation at the coordinator.

Project manager

The project manager is the person who's linked to the project in the eServices portal. In practice, the project manager does what the coordinator is responsible for such as submitting reports or reporting changes in the project.

Beneficiary

Beneficiaries are the participants that receive part of the funding. Some participants participate in the project without receiving part of the grant. They're therefore not beneficiaries. A beneficiary may never be a financier of another participant in the project.

Aid intensity

The aid intensity is Vinnova's funding expressed as a percentage of the beneficiary's eligble project costs. This is how we calculate the aid intensity:

Aid intensity (%) = Funding/eligible costs

The maximum aid intensity that the various participants may receive depends on the call, the organisation's circumstances and the rules for state aid. The support can therefore be of varying sizes for different participants. The maximum aid intensity is stated in the funding decision you receive from us.

Other financiers

Vinnova is a financier. In addition to Vinnova, there may also be other financiers. A grant recipient can't be a financier of another participant in the same project.

Own financing

Own financing is the portion of the expenses that are not covered by Vinnova's funding or other financiers.

This is how it works

In our step-by-step overview, we tell you how to apply for and receive funding from us. Further down this page you will find a list of words that are good to know.

  • Vinnova finances research and innovation projects that can benefit society. We do this through various offers, which we call calls for proposals. To understand what Vinnova finances, you can read about which project have received funding from us before.

    Vinnova finances research and innovation projects that can benefit society. We do this through various offers, which we call calls for proposals. To understand what Vinnova finances, you can read about which project have received funding from us before.

    This is financed by Vinnova

    Vinnova finances research and innovation projects that might not become reality without government support. It can be anything from developing climate-smart alternatives to meat to seeing how robots can help the elderly. We can also finance preliminary studies for project in research and innovation, and provide support to small and medium-sized companies. Read about what we have funded so far, to see what type of project we support.

    Search among project we have previously financed

    Some good project examples

    Who can get funding?

    We only provide funding to organizations, and often we want several parties to collaborate on the project. Private individuals never receive funding from us, and neither do organizations with financial difficulties.

    This is how we finance project

    Vinnova finances research and innovation through various calls for proposals. A call for proposals is a kind of framework for what earmarked money should go to. In the call for proposals we also specify which types of organizations can apply funding.

    Even if your project fits within the scope of the call for proposals, there is no guarantee that you will receive funding. The competition is often fierce and we cannot provide funding to everyone who applies. If we decide to finance your project, we never act as advisors or partners.

    We usually do not finance the entire project

    We usually do not finance all your costs. Therefore, you must ensure that you have other funds that can cover part of the costs. What we finance depends on several things, for example what you are going to do, the size of the organization and the type of activities you carry out. The organizations in the project often receive different amounts funding. How much each organization gets is stated in the decision.

    Rules for government support

    For competitive reasons, there are rules for government support. They govern, among other things, what we are allowed to finance and how much funding we are allowed to provide.

    The rules for government support

    What costs can we finance?

    The costs you can get funding for are called eligible costs. Which costs are eligible depends on what you do in the project, but the cost must always be in the organization's accounting during the project period. Read the announcement text to see what applies to you.

    There are also additional eligibility requirements and conditions for our funding. We explain them in our guide on eligible costs and in our general terms and conditions, § 6.1.

    Here you will find Vinnova's general terms and conditions for funding and a guide to eligible costs

  • Look regularly for offers, or calls for proposals as we also call them. Then there is a greater chance that you will find funding for your project. If you find a call for proposals that you think is suitable, you submit your proposal electronically. Read the text in the call for proposals carefully, so that you don't miss anything that must be included.

    Look regularly for offers, or calls for proposals as we also call them. Then there is a greater chance that you will find funding for your project. If you find a call for proposals that you think is suitable, you submit your proposal electronically. Read the text in the call for proposals carefully, so that you don't miss anything that must be included.

    Find the right funding

    The first step to getting funding is to search among our calls for proposals, to see if any of them can suit your project. The calls for proposals have different purposes and are aimed at different target groups. Each call for proposals contains a number of conditions that you must fulfill, in order for us to be able to assess whether we should finance the project.

    Find the right funding

    Things to think about before applying

    It can take a lot of time to apply funding. Often you have to collaborate with other organizations, so you need to plan time to find collaboration partners. You also need to have a dialogue with them about the project and different parts of proposal.

    Our calls for proposals are only open for proposal for a limited time, and when the application period expires, it is no longer possible to submit your proposal. Therefore, you need to start with proposal well in advance.

    When the application period has expired, you may only supplement proposal if we request it.

    Read the announcement text carefully

    Most applications must contain approximately the same things, but the requirements in the calls for proposals and which attachments you must attach may vary. It is therefore important to read the entire call text carefully, so that your proposal contains everything it should. Keep an extra eye on:

    • Formal eligibility requirements – in each offer there are a number of formal eligibility requirements that must be met. Examples of formal eligibility requirements could be that the company must not be the elderly for more than 5 years, that the project must have at least 3 parties or that the project manager must be employed by the coordinator.
    • Assessment criteria – this is what we assess, so make sure you have described everything we ask for in your proposal.

    Then you apply

    To apply for funding, you fill in a web-based form in our e-service for applications. A proposal usually consists of a form and various attachments, but what we ask for depends on which call for proposals it applies to. We only assess applications that contain everything they should, so make sure you follow our instructions carefully.

    Log in to Vinnova's e-services

    This is how you fill in proposal

    Privacy in applications

    All registered applications become public documents. According to the principle of openness, the public has the right to request the applications that come to us - even applications that are rejected or withdrawn.

    Before we hand out a proposal, we review it for confidentiality, which means that our programme manager assesses each individual case. We do not disclose information about inventions, research results or business and operating conditions, if we judge that someone may suffer harm from it.

    When you apply, you can state that your proposal contains information that should be classified as confidential. In this way, you help our programme manager in the assessment.

  • When we assess the applications that come to us, we look at how feasible the idea is, how much potential it has and which actors will implement the project. We do not assess applications that are incomplete or do not meet our formal eligibility requirements.

    When we assess the applications that come to us, we look at how feasible the idea is, how much potential it has and which actors will implement the project. We do not assess applications that are incomplete or do not meet our formal eligibility requirements.

    This is how we assess the applications

    Once we have received the applications, we review them, and discard any applications that are incomplete or that do not meet our eligibility requirements. The applications that are correct and complete are distributed between different evaluator. Most often, we use specially appointed evaluator to ensure that our investments are of the highest possible quality. All evaluator are knowledgeable in the specific field to which proposal applies.

    When the evaluators have gone through the applications, we have an assessment meeting with the evaluators and Vinnova's programme manager. At the meeting, we discuss the applications, and the evaluators recommend which applications should be granted. In some cases, we call the applicant for an interview before we make a decision. Then Vinnova makes a decision about who gets funding, and what percentage of the costs we cover for each organization.

    When will the decision come?

    How long the process takes depends, among other things, on how many people apply. You will find information about when you can expect a decision during important dates in the call text. All granted project are presented on our website.

    We assess these criteria

    When we assess applications, we always look at three main criteria:

    • Potential. We analyze what effects and what value we can expect from the project, and what significance it will have for society if the project reaches its objective.
    • Actors. We assess the participants' ability to carry out the project, and achieve the desired results and effects.
    • Feasibility. We look at how realistic and credible the project plan is, both to implement the project and to achieve the desired results.

    We describe what the criteria mean for each call for proposals in the call text.

    No guarantees for funding

    On average, 30 percent of all applicants receive funding, so the competition is fierce. This means that you may be rejected, even though you meet all the criteria. It is not possible to appeal the decision, but anyone who is rejected is welcome to apply again at the next application opportunity or to another call for proposals.

  • If we decide to finance your project, we will email you the decision. In order to receive funding from us, you need to implement the project as you have described and follow our term. During the project period, you must also report to us how the project is going, and any changes you make to the project.

    If we decide to finance your project, we will email you the decision. In order to receive funding from us, you need to implement the project as you have described and follow our term. During the project period, you must also report to us how the project is going, and any changes you make to the project.

    The decision on funding

    The decision contains information about who receives funding and how much each beneficiary receives. For each beneficiary, an amount and a maximum aid intensityare specified. The amount is the maximum funding you can receive, regardless of how high your costs are. The maximum support level is the share of your costs that we can finance, expressed as a percentage. If you have lower costs than budgeted, it is usually the maximum support level that determines the final grant amount. The amount may then be lower than what is stated in the decision.

    Vinnova often pays out money in advance. If you received more money than you are entitled to, you must pay back the excess.

    The decision also states during which time period we can finance your costs and when various reports must be submitted.

    Our term

    We have general terms and conditions that apply to all project we finance. For certain calls for proposals and project, we also have special conditions, which only apply to them.

    Our general terms and conditions mean, among other things, that you must

    • carry out the project according to the project description you submitted in proposal
    • write an agreement, if you are several parties
    • report your costs and how the project is going
    • provide information about the project, even after it has ended.

    If you do not comply with the conditions, Vinnova has the right to cancel the financing. Then you may also be liable for repayment for funding that we have already paid out.

    Vinnova's general terms and conditions for funding

    Read our guide to understand which costs you are allowed to cover, and how they are calculated.

    Guide to eligible costs (pdf)

    In our agreement guide, we describe what you should think about when you write your agreement between the parties in the project.

    Contract guide (pdf)

    What help can we get from Vinnova?

    You must be able to run the project independently, but you are always welcome to contact the manager at Vinnova if you have questions about the financing.

    Submit reports regularly

    All project submit reports to us on how things are going, so we can see that you are carrying out the project as you described in your proposal. If you fail in the reporting or in the way you carry out the project, we will not pay out any money.

    The project manager submits all reports in our e-service, and other project parties must ensure that the project manager has all the information needed to do so. How often you must report is stated in the decision, and we send an email to the project manager two weeks before the next report.

    This is how you report

    The project manager submits all reports via our project management e-service after the decision is complete. The decision contains information about when you must submit the various reports. Which reports it is varies between different calls for proposals, but often we want these reports in:

    Start report – your first report confirming that the project is ready to start. Among other things, the report must contain a bank or plusgiro for payments and a project report. All project parties must also submit a document we call Participant's approval. In the initial report, you also specify which global sustainability goals in Agenda 2030 to which the results of the project are expected to contribute.

    Guide for Participant's approval (pdf)

    Participant's approval form (dotx)

    Agenda 2030 classification in start report Guide.pdf

    Status report – a continuous reconciliation, usually every six months, so that we can see how the project is progressing. Among other things, you must report how you compare to the project description and submit a cost report for each party. Feel free to enter Vinnova's e-services to see what the reports should contain.

    Final report – a summary report that should give an overall picture of how you carried out the project, and what the result was. Here you also submit a total cost statement. According to our general terms and conditions certain beneficiary must attach an auditor's certificate to the final report. Use our template and instructions for the auditor's declaration

    Instruction and template auditor's certificate

    Read more about who needs to attach auditor's certificate

    Follow-up report – a report for the calls for proposals where we want to follow up the project results in the longer term.

    We check that all reports are received before we pay out the grant. If you need to complete the report, you will only receive the payment after we have registered your completion.

    Use the correct template for your attachments

    Two programme have special templates that you should use for the report's attachments. You can find the templates on the program page.

    Templates for Challenge-driven innovation

    Templates for Vehicle Strategic research and Innovation (FFI)

    Inform about changes

    It is important that you inform us of changes during the project, so that we can decide on continued funding. For example, you must notify us if you change project manager or are delayed.

    Use the Request for change function in Vinnova's eservices portal.

    If someone in the project has financial problems, it is important that you contact your programme manager immediately, because Vinnova is not allowed to pay out money to organizations with financial difficulties.

    The final contribution may be lower

    Sometimes the final contribution can be lower than the maximum amount stated in the decision. This is because the right to funding is calculated for each organisation, and that we only finance a certain percentage of your costs. If your costs are lower, the contribution will also be lower.

    If the actual costs are lower than the budgeted costs, you are therefore not always entitled to the amount in the decision. Then it is instead the maximum level of support in the decision that determines how much funding each organization receives, which means that you may have to pay money back to us.

    Vinnova reviews the accounting

    Vinnova sometimes carries out on-site audits, even up to 10 years after the decision. Then you need to help us produce the documents that our accountants need to look at. You will not be compensated for the time you spend on this.

  • Vinnova follows up the project we finance, because we want to see what effects our investment has in society and for Sweden. We also want to see how we can develop our investments, to make the greatest possible benefit. We follow up the projects both while they are in progress and after they are finished.

    Vinnova follows up the project we finance, because we want to see what effects our investment has in society and for Sweden. We also want to see how we can develop our investments, to make the greatest possible benefit. We follow up the projects both while they are in progress and after they are finished.

    We want to see the results of our effort

    We usually follow up the project we finance to be able to analyze our own activities and see what value our investments have for society. We both want to see direct results and learn from the implementation of the project. To see direct results, we can, for example, measure new or improved products and services, new patents, publications, new hires, changed behaviors or increased turnover.

    We follow up the projects through evaluations and impact analyses, and for longer project we sometimes also do half-term evaluations. At our program conferences, we also gather lessons learned and exchange experiences.

    Sometimes we send out surveys to the participants in the project we follow up. By answering the surveys, you help us make our offers better. As we develop our activities, more good ideas can become reality.

    Sometimes the government commissions us to follow up on specific investments.

    Read more about how we evaluate our work

    Guide for impact measurement of innovation projects

    This guide is a guideline for designing and following up results and effects of innovation projects.

    The guide is aimed at you who run an innovation project with funding from Vinnova or another financier.

    In the guide, you will learn the basics of effect measurement, so you do not need to be an expert in follow-up or evaluation. For those who already have some prior knowledge, the guide serves as a good refresher and in the last chapter there are tips for in-depth reading.

    The guide should function as a support for defining results and effects, setting realistic objective and designing the project so that you can follow up and disseminate the results and effects that the project contributed to. It has been developed during the winter of 2022 by Ramboll Management Consulting on behalf of Vinnova.

    Good examples of results

    Do you want to see examples of successful project where we see benefit in society? Our inspiration articles highlight particularly successful project.

    Inspiration for innovation

    Do you want to know more about how we work with innovation?

    This is how we promote innovation

    Results of our investments

Last updated 8 September 2023

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