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Circular and biobased economy - From theory to practice

In this the offer, we fund projects that investigates policy and behavioral issues that accelerate the transition to a bio-based and / or circular economy.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

The Project funded will investigate obstacles and opportunities to drive the transition to a circular and / or biobased economy.

Who can apply?

Actor constellations of at least 3 parties (legal entities) that have the ability and interest to contribute in a circular and / or biobased economy.

How much can you apply for?

Vinnova´s grant covers a maximum of 80% of the project´s total eligible costs where the maximum grant per project is SEK 1 million.

Important dates

  • What is the offer about?

    With this offer, Vinnova wants to strengthen the conditions for realizing a circular and bio-based economy.

    We turn to stakeholder constellations that want to investigate policy and behavioral issues that facilitate the transition to a circular and / or biobased economy, in a national as well as an international context. These may be wide-ranging factors that need to be elucidated and evaluated, such as business models, laws, policies, regulations, certifications, standards, work organization and processes, incentive structures, consumer behavior or instruments.

    Project funded are expected to highlight factors that hinder or otherwise promote transition, and show concrete examples of how project results should be pursued to contribute to one or more of the call's impact goals:

    • Standards, instruments and laws that promote a circular and / or biobased economy.
    • Promote sustainable procurement as a tool for conversion to circular and / or bio-based economics.
    • Obstacles to expansion of circular and / or bio-based solutions have been eliminated.
    • Business models and more companies based on circular and / or bio-based economics.
    • Increased knowledge of circular and / or bio-based economics between Business-to-business (B2B), Business-to-Consumer (B2C), Consumer-to-Business (C2B) and Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C).
    • Sweden is a leader in the development of codes of conduct that promote circular and / or bio-based economics.
    • Sweden is a pioneering country in the transition to a circular and biobased economy in an international context.

    Does the offer fit your project ?

    The offer directed to constellations of at least 3 parties (legal entities) who have the ability and interest to collaborate in a circular and / or biobased economy.

    The actors who are most affected by the project's results, ie the needs owners, are expected to be involved in the project.

    Activities that are carried out should investigate obstacles and opportunities and show how the transition to a circular and / or biobased economy should be driven after the end of the project.

    The development of technical solutions, such as locally-oriented initiatives or those relating to an individual company, is an important puzzle piece but is not the focus of this offer.

    A transition from a linear and fossil-based society to a circular and bio-based economy is expected to contribute to thesustainability goals of Agenda 2030.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to log in and complete an application form in our eServices portal. The application form contains questions about your project, the participants taking part in the project and your budget. 

    Download document templates for your attachments

    Plesae download the templates for the documents you need to attach to your application such as a CV or project description.

    Please allow enough time

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to complete an application. Filling in the templates can take several days, since they're based on analyses you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in details, then save and continue at a later time.

    When you've completed your application, please mark it as done ("klar"). You can unlock and make changes to your application at any time until the call closes. If you unlock your application, you must mark it as done ("klarmarkera") if you want the application registered when the call closes. 

    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

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Reference number 2019-05390

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