Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation :

Challenge-Driven Innovation stage 1 initiation – 2019

Closed 30 January 2019

We support projects that have the potential to solve a societal challenge through innovations and broad collaboration between, for example, industry, research, public sector activity and civil society. The outcome must clearly contribute to the Global Sustainability Goals in Agenda 2030.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Further development of an idea and constellation. The project period is around 9 months. 


Who can apply?

Constellations consisting of at least three project partners. 

How much can you apply for?

Max. SEK 500,000. The support level is max. 80 per cent. 

Important dates

  • 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.

    Download attachments

    Please download the documents that you need to attach to your application, for example, the template for a CV or a project description.

    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.

    How we handle official documents and privacy

    Any questions?

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


    46 8 473 32 33

    Gustav Malm

    Cities, transportation and Environment

    46 8 473 30 20

    Jessica Tägtström

    Health and Life Science

    46 8 473 30 67

    Karin Stenström


    46 8 473 31 52

    Joakim Skog

    Social innovation och innovation i offentlig sektor

    46 8 473 32 32

    Bertrand Noharet

    Industri, produktion och nya material

    46 8 473 30 58

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    +46 8 473 32 99

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Project title Coordinator Grant Status Reference number
    Radical Innovation in Small and Medium sized municipalities GEFION AB SEK 401 000 Completed 2019-00878
    Cancer rehabilitation - Knowledge for life STIFTELSEN BRÄCKE DIAKONI SEK 491 000 Ongoing 2019-01000
    Digitalisation and data for young people´s growing conditions BRON INNOVATION AB SEK 500 000 Ongoing 2019-01003
    Creating Optimal National Datasets using the national infrastructure, Hepatitis B as proof of concept HEALTH SOLUTIONS SVENSKA AB SEK 490 000 Ongoing 2019-00942
    Enable sustainable water reuse by utilizing ettringite as a value-adding mineral addition in cementitious concrete CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG SEK 500 000 Ongoing 2019-00952
    collective impact model for social sustainable change RÄDDA BARNENS RIKSFÖRBUND SEK 500 000 Completed 2019-00922
    Living as a Service: Business models based on increased willingness to pay for resident with additional services RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB SEK 461 000 Completed 2019-00973
    RINALDO Region Västerbotten SEK 497 550 Ongoing 2019-01001
    Recipe Living Ground SPLENDOR PLANT AKTIEBOLAG SEK 499 610 Ongoing 2019-00929
    Electrified passenger transports - a part of the smart city. THYNI & VIKETOFT INNOVATION AB SEK 495 012 Ongoing 2019-00968

    Reference number 2017-05064

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