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Innovative Startups stage 2 - spring 2019

Companies that have further need for financing after Innovative Startups stage 1, have finalized a project in stage 1, and sent in the final report, can apply for funding in stage 2. In stage 2 we can contribute up to 90 % of the project budget, up to a maximum of 900,000 SEK.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

You can apply for a grant to take your step 1 project to the next level, continued validation or a motivated change of direction (pivoting) based on specific needs from the validation in step 1.

Who can apply?

Newly started small and medium-sized companies that want to develop their business in Sweden and have a unique contribution in an international perspective. This offer is only aimed at companies that have received grants in Innovative Startups step 1 and submitted the final report for that project.

How much can you apply for?

The project grant is maximum SEK 900,000. In this call, Vinnova finances a maximum of 90% of the eligible costs, ie you must account for at least 10% of the costs yourself.

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


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

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Reference number 2018-03056

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