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Standardization as a tool for increased competitiveness

Vinnova opens a call for proposals to meet identified needs linked to standardization. The purpose is to increase the international competitiveness of Swedish industry. With this call we increase collaboration in areas where, for example, joint roadmaps or increased interoperability promote all actors in the field.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Projects that promote standardization as a tool for increased international competitiveness and sustainability. Applications must be based on already identified needs and the project is to be executed inside one year.

Who can apply?

Projects with at least three actors who have already done a mapping that identifies the need for standardization. The projects must have a clear link to business and industry. The actors must be able to quickly address a specific need and have a wide network to disseminate project-results. All applicant parties must be legal entities.

How much can you apply for?

It is possible to apply for a maximum of SEK 2 million per project. Industrial co-financing is considered an advantage. The total budget for the call is SEK 12 million.

Important dates

  • 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 your 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

    Any questions?

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

    Samer Yacoub


    +46 8 473 31 86

    Maria Olsson

    Administrativa frågor

    +46 8 473 31 18

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Reference number 2020-03009

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