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Vinnova's general terms and conditions for funding

To receive funding, you need to follow our general terms and conditions. For example, there are term about reporting, project agreements and what happens if you don't follow the terms.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

You will always find the conditions in the decision on funding, and here on the web. English versions of the documents can be found on the English version of this page.

Your decision sometimes also special conditions that add, remove or change something in our general terms and conditions. Therefore, it is important to read the term found in the decision.

General terms and conditions for grants 2023 - one participantGeneral terms and conditions for grants 2023 - several participants

Help to understand and fulfill the terms

We would like to make it easier to understand and fulfill the conditions for our funding. Therefore, we have produced instructions and guides for some of them.

Blanketten Projektparts approval

All parties in the project must submit the form Participant's approval, where you undertake to fulfill our term and implement the project according to your description in proposal.

Form for Participant's approval

Guide to the form Participants approval 2022

Eligible costs

Our term describe which costs we can cover, i.e. which costs are eligible for support. In our instructions, we clarify which costs these are, and how you calculate and report them. Please note that this is the corresponding document that until 31 December 2020 was called "Guide to eligible costs".

Instructions for Vinnova's terms on eligible costs

Please note that the "Instructions for eligible costs" are being updated.

Scientific publication

According to our term, all scientific publication must be open access. In our instructions, we clarify what this means.

Instruction for open access to scientific publications

User right to results

In our guide, we clarify our term of right of use (license).

Guide to Vinnova's term on right of use (§7.2) (pdf)

Help writing contracts in project

For project where more than one organization collaborates, there is the condition of reaching a project agreement. Our guide will help you get started.

Agreement guide (pdf)

Auditor 's certificate

Beneficiary who receive funding of three million kroner or more must, according to our general terms and conditions, attach an auditor's certificate in connection with the final report.

This certificate must be carried out by a qualified accountant but there are exceptions:

  • If the beneficiary is a municipality, a county council or a state public authority, the auditor's certificate can also be carried out by a municipal professional auditor or internal auditor.
  • If the recipient of the grant is a university or a university college, no auditor's certificate is required unless otherwise stated in the decision or special conditions

Costs for the auditor's certificate can be included in the final report with up to SEK 30,000 even if the invoice has not arrived.

You must use our template and instructions for the auditor's certificate.

Instructions and template for auditor's review of funded project 2022-06-23

We review project regularly

Every year we carry out at least 50 in-depth reviews of our funded project. The right to review a project follows from our general terms and conditions (see § 8.1, General terms and conditions). It is valid during the project period and for ten years after the last payment.

We can choose to review both ongoing and completed project. Which project are selected to be reviewed is done both randomly and based on what we believe may involve high risk.

The audit is carried out by external auditors.

If we suspect crime in project, we report it to the police.

Support for reporting

We get many questions about financial reporting. When we review project, we also see that there are some things that are often missed. Here we give tips for what you should think about in order to pass our reviews. Things to think about before budgeting and reporting

Former term

You must always follow the term that applied when you received the decision on funding. These conditions apply to most of the project that we granted funding before January 1, 2021.

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Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the person who's responsible for the call. The person responsible for the call is stated on the respective call page.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the person responsible for your specific offer. Each offer has an announcement manager who is the contact person on the page about the offer.

Last updated 2 February 2023

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