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.

    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

    Selection of fund­ed pro­jects

    Project title Coordinator Grant Status Reference number
    Cancer rehabilitation - Knowledge for life STIFTELSEN BRÄCKE DIAKONI SEK 491 000 Ongoing 2019-01000
    Radical Innovation in Small and Medium sized municipalities GEFION AB SEK 401 000 Completed 2019-00878
    Creating Optimal National Datasets using the national infrastructure, Hepatitis B as proof of concept HEALTH SOLUTIONS SVENSKA AB SEK 490 000 Ongoing 2019-00942
    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 Ongoing 2019-00973
    Do the right thing! - Digital support for efforts and evaluation of social volunteer work SOS-BARNBYAR SVERIGE SEK 342 000 Ongoing 2019-00982
    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
    Development and industrial application of structural high performance composites based on wood (HIPWOOD) RISE SICOMP AB SEK 500 000 Ongoing 2019-00969
    collective impact model for social sustainable change RÄDDA BARNENS RIKSFÖRBUND SEK 500 000 Ongoing 2019-00922
    Near and far in time and space - Digital learning for equal education IFOUS AB SEK 400 000 Ongoing 2019-01020
    Environments for physical literacy Stöckebygdens utveckling ekonomisk förening SEK 500 000 Ongoing 2019-00945
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