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Climate adaptation in the built environment

Our changing climate with ever worse torrential rains, floods, heat waves means enormous challenges. We are now looking for those who want to contribute with solutions and innovations in climate adaptation for our cities and communities.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Collaborations aimed at developing and validating innovative solutions for climate adaptation in built environments; for example, methods, processes, business models and create conditions for national / international dissemination, implementation and utilization of the project´s results.

Who can apply?

The call is aimed at actor constellations that open up for system-wide adaptation solutions. Municipalities, regions, government agencies and authorities , companies, industry associations, economic associations, non-profit organizations, universities and research institutes. At least three parties must collaborate in the proposal, of which at least one must be a needs owner.

How much can you apply for?

The call´s preliminary budget is SEK 50 million for the first call for proposals. Project will be granted a project budget between SEK 2–5 million per project.

What is the offer about?

This is a call for proposals within Vinnova's priority area of sustainable community building. The call is part of a joint effort on climate adaptation of the built environment between Vinnova and Formas. The initiative consists of two calls where it is possible to apply for 2-year innovation projects at Vinnova with the possibility of continued funding and for 4-year research projects via Formas.

Read more about Forma's part of the investment.

One of the major challenges we face is to adapt society to the climate changes that are already taking place and are expected to worsen with a changing climate. This includes heat waves, with subsequent drought and fire, which increase the risk of mortality in vulnerable groups.

Rainfall that increases the risk of floods and increased risks of landslides, landslides and erosion, which can have major consequences for infrastructure and buildings. Rising sea levels and temporary floods in storms are further examples.

In addition, there are the climate-affecting emissions, which are often closely linked to air pollution and related health aspects. Innovation and sustainable solutions are therefore needed to adapt the climate to cities and the physical structures of communities and the built environment, including green spaces, stormwater and V / A infrastructure.

For sustainable land and water use, society needs to plan and find cost-effective, flexible methods to strengthen resilience in existing and future buildings and infrastructure so that these are adapted to changing physical conditions.

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. 

    This happens when the call is closed

    Once your proposal registered, we will email a confirmation to the person in charge of the user account and to the project manager and the signatory. This may take a few hours after the call is closed.

    When the call is closed, you can not 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 public 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 release the documents if someone requests them. However, we keep confidential the information that we believe could cause financial damage if it is disclosed.

    How we handle public documents and confidentiality

    Any questions?

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

    Lars Friberg


    + 4684733009

    Reference number 2021-01079

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