The strategic innovation program Processindustriell IT and Automation (PiiA) offers funding for feasibility studies or research, development and innovation projects (FUI project) with a focus on data analysis in process industrial value chains.
The purpose of the call is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of Swedish process industry, and their suppliers, by increasing the use of new technology and advanced data analysis in process industrial value chains, both within and between companies.
By process industry we mean processes with continuous flows. We welcome applications from all branches of the process industry, e.g. the forestry, mining, steel, chemical, food or pharmaceutical industries. PiiA's focus area is not discrete manufacturing in the manufacturing industry.
The call is aimed at consortia consisting of companies, universities, university colleges, research institutes and other relevant actors (legal entities) for the project.
We welcome consortia that include smaller companies with cutting-edge expertise that complement larger actors.
Foreign actors are welcome to participate in project, however not as coordinators. Funding is only granted to Swedish organisations. Swedish organizations also mean foreign organizations that have a branch or place of business in Sweden. Costs in the project must be linked to the branch's or operating location's activities.
We finance project that address real needs in the process industry.
Project must be of strategic importance for participating companies and research groups and lead to sustainable growth and a strengthened market position for Sweden within the process industry.
The projects are expected to address challenges linked to how industrial data can be used to ensure that Swedish process industry and its technology suppliers maintain and develop their competitiveness.
The following two types of project are financed in this call for proposals
Up to 9 months, maximum funding SEK 600,000 per study
Up to 36 months, maximum funding SEK 5,000,000 per project