Bilateral call for proposals with China :

Research, development and innovation in the fields of life science, traffic safety and applied ICT - China collaboration

Closed 14 June 2019

With this proposition, we wish to create opportunities for bilateral collaboration with China in the fields of life science, traffic safety and applied ICT. The purpose is to improve research, development and innovation that leads to increased traffic safety and better health in Sweden and other countries.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Research, development and innovation projects in the fields of life science, traffic safety and applied ICT. The project must last for 2-3 years.


Who can apply?

Companies in collaboration with academia and/or the public sector. The project must have a cooperation with China. The constellation in China shall consist of companies and academia.

How much can you apply for?

The total budget for projects in Sweden is SEK 26 million. With this we intend to finance about 4-6 projects. The total budget for projects in China is 20 million RMB.

Important dates

  • What is the offer about?

    We want to encourage initiatives that, with the help of research and innovation, develop and increase competence in the areas of life science, traffic safety and applied ICT. The project should be a collaboration between Swedish and Chinese actors. Projects should last between two and three years.

    How should the project group look?

    Project group should be a constellation consisting of a Swedish group and a Chinese group. The Swedish constellation shall consist of at least one company and one partner from the academic and/or the public sector. We welcome both small and medium-sized and large companies. The bilateral constellation must be specified in the proposal. Each national group make their own researches in their respective countries.

    Programme areas:

    Life Science

    • Infection prevention and anti-microbial resistance
    • Individualized health and precision medicine
    • Traditional Chinese medicine
    • Prevention and treatment of Cancer and Cardiovascular diseases • Digitalization within health care

    Road safety

    • Data collection and Technology for in-depth analysis of road traffic accidents and road users.
    • Advanced technology and equipment for rescue services and efforts in the event of road traffic accidents
    • Thermal safety management for new energy vehicle power battery systems
    • Safety for Intelligent & Connected Vehicles


    • Vehicle electronics
    • Mobile health and intelligent medical technologies, enabled by Internet of Things
    • Real time operating systems (RTOS)
    • Vehicles Internet

    Read the call text in Chinese

    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. That way, you can save your details and come back to your application, making adjustments until you submit it.

    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.

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

    Ciro Vasquez

    Call for proposal responsible


    Eric Wallgren

    Handläggare Transport


    Joanna Boquist

    Handläggare Hälsa


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    Programme Assistant


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