The strategic innovation programme for lightweight:

Lightweight technology - feasibility studies, and research and innovation projects spring 2019

Closed 25 April 2019

In this call, we address companies, research institutes, universities and other legal entities operating in Sweden. The aim of the call is to strengthen the competitiveness in Swedish lightweight technology. This will be achieved by participating in cross-sectoral cooperation generating new knowledge and competence, solutions, methods, demonstrations and by the development of new and established chains of supply. In the call, it is possible to apply for two different types of projects based on industrial needs: feasibility studies, and research and innovation projects.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Projects in which new lightweight solutions will be developed in cross-sectoral cooperation. The projects will generate new knowledge and competence, solutions, methods, and demonstrations with the aim to bring lightweight technology into industrial applications.

Who can apply?

Companies, research institutes, universities and other legal entities operating in Sweden.

How much can you apply for?

Feasibility studies may apply for 800,000 SEK with a minimum requirement of co-financing of 20 percent. For the research and innovation projects there is no limit for application of funding, but the required co-financing is at least 50 percent. In this call, the overall budget is 50 mkr.

Important dates

  • What is the offer about?

    The strategic innovation program for Lightweight intends to finance projects that generates new cross-sectional knowledge. The projects will generate new solutions, methods, competence, and demonstrations with the aim to bring lightweight technology into industrial applications at a faster pace.

    In the call, it is possible to apply for two different types of projects:

    1. Feasibility studies, with a maximum duration of 12 months, is aiming to develop new ideas to lightweight solutions. A project will examine the formation of cross-sectional co-operation within a specific area with the aim to execute a future research and innovation project.
    2. Research- and innovation projects will generate results that may be introduced in commercially driven industrial projects within five years after the end of the project. The maximum duration of a project is three years.

    One of the overall goals of the program is that 75 percent of the lightweight solutions generated in the projects will be implemented. At least one of the following will be achieved and argued for in the application:

    • at least a 20 percent reduction in cost and weight
    • at least a 20 percent reduction in developing time and weight
    • at least a 20 percent weight reduction by combining different materials 
    • at least a 20 percent weight reduction by improved product properties or innovative solutions.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to complete an application form in our application portal, Intressentportalen. The form contains questions about your project, project members and budget.

    Allow enough time to complete the application

    Keep in mind that it can take several days to gather the information you need to complete your application, so it’s a good idea to start early. You can start to fill in your details, save and make adjustments until the call has closed.

    What happens after the call has closed?

    Once your application has been registered, we'll send a confirmation email to the person responsible for the user account, as well as to the project manager and the company signer. Please note that this may take a few hours after the call has closed.

    After the closing date, you can't register any new information. You may only add information to your application if we ask for it.

    Who can read your application?

    Applications submitted to us become official documents. However, we don't disclose information about business operations, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone will suffer economic damage if we do.

    This means that we must disclose the documents if someone requests them. However, we can black out information if we believe it could cause economic harm if disclosed.

    How we handle official documents and privacy

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Project title Coordinator Grant Status Reference number
    Sustainable, maintenance-free and lighter beams for stronger Swedish infrastructure Swerim AB SEK 3 788 960 Ongoing 2019-02601
    Crosslinked and PRESS formed reinforced thermoplastics RISE SICOMP AB SEK 800 000 Ongoing 2019-02604
    Development of EBM-fabricated titanium alloy parts for high performance leightweighting CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG SEK 3 600 000 Ongoing 2019-02607
    Hot forming of lightweight tailored components for bi-metallic structures in superalloys GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB SEK 2 225 000 Ongoing 2019-02610
    Hybrid joining, welding and adhesive bonding of thermoplastics RISE IVF AB SEK 3 052 000 Ongoing 2019-02620
    Accelerated Development of Advanced High Strength Light Weight Alloys for Selective Laser Melting Process RISE IVF AB SEK 775 000 Ongoing 2019-02625
    Novel light alloy development based on the high entropy concept (NOVELA) Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping Aktiebolag SEK 800 000 Ongoing 2019-02624
    High Performance Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composites in Aerospace Structures RISE SICOMP AB SEK 2 460 000 Ongoing 2019-02640
    Next generation of weight optimized structure components - NEXTCOMP Luleå tekniska universitet SEK 2 329 000 Ongoing 2019-02639
    Environmental Barrier Coatings for Ceramic Matrix Composites A new coating perspective Högskolan Väst SEK 800 000 Ongoing 2019-02597

    Reference number 2018-04883

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