Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA:

Digitization of industrial value chains

Closed 24 April 2019

In this call the aim is to initiate feasibility studies and research, development and innovation projects focusing on digitization of industrial value chains. The focus can be emerging technology, services and new business models.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Initiate and carry out feasibility studies, as well as research, development and innovation projects (FUI projects) with a focus on digitization of industrial value chains.

Who can apply?

Consortia consisting of companies, universities, colleges, research institutes and other relevant actors.

How much can you apply for?

SEK 600,000-5,000,000 depending on the type of project.

Important dates

  • Who can apply?

    Consortia consisting of companies, universities, colleges, research institutes and other relevant actors are welcome to apply for funding. The requirements for consortia vary depending on the type of project, but the foundation is that the project should address a real industrial need. Foreign actors are welcome to participate in project, but not as coordinators.

    How much can you apply for?

    In this call for proposal one finances three types of project:

    1. Feasibility Study
      Up to 8 months, maximum grant up to SEK 600,000.
    2. Small FUI-project
      Up to 24 months and grant at a low level SEK 1,000,000 - 3,000,000.
    3. Large FUI-project
      Up to 36 months and a grant SEK 3,000,000 - SEK 5,000,000. You can apply for a grant for up to 50 percent of the project 's support eligible costs.

    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.

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    Allow enough time to complete the application

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to make an application. Filling in all the templates can take several days, since they are based on analyzes you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in data, save and continue at a later time. Even when the application is complete, you can at any time unlock the application and make changes right up until the call closes.

    Any questions?

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

    Ulf Öhlander

    Call for proposal responsible

    08 473 3008

    Julia Engström

    Administrative questions

    08 473 3012

    Anna Chiara Brunetti


    08 473 31 41

    Peter Wallin

    Programchef PiiA

    072 450 07 50

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    08 473 32 99

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    Selection of fund­ed pro­jects

    Project title Coordinator Grant Status Reference number
    Wood prediction using Artificial Intelligence in Modelling (WAIMO) Holmen Aktiebolag SEK 600 000 Ongoing 2019-02515
    AI enhanced modelling for efficent process modelling Calejo Industrial Intelligence AB SEK 292 400 Ongoing 2019-02511
    Digital transformation of the recycling industry - an enabler in the circular society STENA RECYCLING INTERNATIONAL AKTIEBOLAG SEK 600 000 Ongoing 2019-02544
    Forestry Drone Digitization Deep Forestry AB SEK 256 000 Ongoing 2019-02536
    Knowledge integration for fault severity estimation Luleå tekniska universitet SEK 4 594 197 Ongoing 2019-02533
    Tailored heat treatment through a digitalized process chain Swerim AB SEK 2 480 000 Ongoing 2019-02530
    Digitalized in-line monitoring of surface defects, oxides, and impurities on rolling ingots, strip, and wire Swerim AB SEK 600 000 Ongoing 2019-02527
    Conversion of dewatering to extraction of bark. Umeå universitet SEK 525 000 Ongoing 2019-02520
    EXCITED - Enabling Xr Creation In ThE inDustry RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB SEK 3 000 000 Ongoing 2019-02539
    Digital recovery boiler ACOSENSE AB SEK 330 500 Ongoing 2019-02538
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