Innovations to mitigate the crisis:

Finding new ways in the time of a crisis

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Vinnova is calling on innovative ideas to address the wider impact of the corona crisis. We want to attract projects that support our society in a challenging time. New solutions should be ready to be put into practice within six to twelve months.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Project which contributes to the conversion of production or activities, where a first solution is ready within 6-12 months. Applications should be based on the new needs arising from corona.

Who can apply?

Project about at least two actors, one of which should be a developing actor and a needs owner. By need owner, we mean the player who benefits from the solution and who will take care of (manage, use, disseminate) the results of the project. All applicant parties must be legal entities.

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for a maximum of SEK 1 million per project. Eligibility requirements on co-financing may be available. 10 million is allocated for each assessment round.

Important dates

In this call we assess incoming applications on a number of occasions.That's why we've divided this call into several application periods. This means that if you submit your application before the last day of one of these application periods, you can have it assessed close to that date. But you can submit your application at any time until the very last application date. In the timeline you can see the next application period.

  • Can I apply in this call for proposals with my idea?

    In the offer we demand innovations in the wake of the corona crisis. Here we list three important eligibility requirements for your proposal.

    1. Proposal must clearly be based on the new needs that arise from the crisis.
    2. The solution must have a high degree of innovation, that is, a high degree of originality and renewal.
    3. Project will contribute to the conversion of production or activities, where a solution makes a difference within 6-12 months.

    What do we mean by need owners?

    By need owner, we mean here the actor who benefits from the solution and who will take care of (manage, use, disseminate) the results of the project. The need owner must show that the need is real and urgent, that the project has the conditions to scale and spread the solution to many, that the solution makes a difference and is motivated by the crisis.

    Due to the high search pressure, we would like to see a need owner represent several actors or a larger area.

    What does innovation height mean?

    The solution must have a high degree of innovation, that is, a high degree of originality and renewal. Vinnova does not fund routine changes to goods, methods, services or other ongoing operations. Furthermore, sales or ongoing operations are not financed.

    Need co-financing for the project?

    Need co-financing in proposal ?

    Grant for economic activities are granted based on two support bases, "industrial research " and "experimental development".There are tables showing how much a small, medium and large company can get in support.The rest require co-financing, through their own efforts (for example, salary) by the company.Se Guide at eligible costs for example cost calculations.

    Companies in need of higher aid intensity than is possible according to the above definitions can apply forsupport of lesser importance, provided that the applicant can receive such support. See Chapter 4 of the announcement text.

    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. 

    This happens when the call for proposal closed

    Once your proposal registered, we will send a confirmation to the person responsible for the user account as well as to the project manager and company signer. This may take a few hours after the call for proposal closes.

    When the call for proposal closed, you cannot change or fill in any new information. Then you can only complete your proposal if we ask for it.

    Who can read your proposal ?

    Applications submitted to us become general documents. But we do not disclose information about the business, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone is suffering financial damage if the information is shown.

    This means that we must disclose the documents if someone requests them. But we secretly disclose the information that we believe could cause financial harm if disclosed.

    This is how we handle general documents and privacy

    Any questions?

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

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