The offer in brief
Through the funding, Vinnova wants to strengthen the capacity for industrial use of technologies based on neutron scattering and synchrotron light in large-scale research infrastructure.
A granted project must be based on development needs and potential for long-term utilization for Swedish companies, of which at least one must be a project participant.
All project proposals must include the implementation of at least one experiments at an already identified experimental station / beamline at a neutron or synchrotron light facility. At least one additional Swedish participant must therefore ensure expert competence regarding both the analytical technique and the industrial application.
Experiments are allowed to be conducted at both MAX IV and at any international large-scale research infrastructure for neutron- and synchrotron light techniques. It is possible to use all types of experiment time allowed at the research infratrsucture and experimental time / beamtime is an eligible cost.
Up to SEK 15 million is set aside for project within two different sub-offers:
Each Pilot project can apply for up to SEK 500,000 in funding for a maximum of 18 months of project time. For Pilot projects, there are no overall eligibility requirements for the share of own funding of the project's total budget.
The project activities shall aim at verification of the technicians' added value for the company's needs in addition to what can be obtained with analytical tools available in a normal laboratory environment.
Pilot project aims to give companies a first- experience of using a large-scale research infrastructure. Please note that the offer can no longer be applied for by a company that has previously received corresponding funding from Vinnova.
A development project can apply for up to SEK 1 500 000 in funding for a maximum of 24 months project time. Participating project partners must assist with at least 30 percent of own funding of the total project cost.
The project activities shall meet development needs where the necessity to use large-scale research infrastructure is already known to the company, but it is judged that there is added value to be gained through further advanced experiments at identified experiment stations / beamlines for neutron or synchrotron based technologies.