Vinnova has been commissioned by the government to form a bridge between the Swedish and Israeli innovation systems and to create contacts based on the needs of the business community. Of particular importance is to strengthen the ties between innovative companies in Sweden and Israel.
Creating contacts and starting a partnership can take time and resources. It is also important to find the right partner, which can feel difficult when it comes to international collaborations in new markets. The purpose of this effort is to support you who want to take the first step on the road. Have you met a potential partner in Israel that you want to get to know better? Then you can apply for funding for a feasibility study. The long-term goal of the investment is to establish innovation collaborations between actors in Sweden and Israel and create progress in the areas of AI or cyber security.
The investment is aimed at actors with innovative solutions in AI or cyber security. These areas are of increasing importance in our digital and global future. Sweden and Israel both have the ambition to become world leaders. Taking lessons and finding inspiration in collaborations that lead to joint innovation projects benefits not only individual parties but the areas and countries as a whole.
Vinnova has the task of promoting sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation. Improved conditions for innovation strengthen the capacity to achieve the goals for sustainable development in Agenda 2030. Through our efforts, we contribute to the global commitment to achieve the goals.
Collaboration, concentration and innovation will be crucial to achieve the goals in Agenda 2030. With this call for proposals, we want more people to collaboratively develop their innovative capacity and create new solutions that contribute to the goals, within the framework of the call's priorities.
Gender equality is a prerequisite for sustainable growth and is found in Agenda 2030 as an objective in itself, but also as a perspective that should permeate the work with all objective. The call must therefore contribute to a gender-equal development of society linked to two main perspectives:
- One perspective is that both women and men take part in the grant and participate in and have influence over the project in an equal way.
- The second perspective is about the project analyzing and deciding whether there are gender equality aspects (gender or gender) that are relevant within the solution's problem area and utilization.