The strategic innovation programme for the Internet of Things:

IoT for innovative social benefits and a better life for everyone in a connected world

Closed 30 September 2020

This call is looking for projects with ideas on how the Internet of Things (IoT) can be used in the public sector to achieve a higher quality of life for people in Sweden. The purpose of the call is to improve the conditions for and the ability of the public sector to use IoT.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Preparation projects for public organizations that want to get started with IoT. Prototype development project with the goal of testing IoT ideas in the public sector. Projects towards implementation to scale IoT solutions in the public sector

Who can apply?

Public actors in collaboration with companies, civil society, academia, institutes and innovation players. For a preparatory project, there is enough of a public actor, but collaboration with companies is encouraged.

How much can you apply for?

Preparation project: maximum SEK 300,000. Prototype development project: maximum SEK 2,000,000. Projects towards impementation: maximum 5,000,000 SEK in grant per project At least 50 percent self-financing is required. The call budget is SEK 34 million.

Important dates

  • What is the offer about?

    With this the offer, we want to increase the public sector's ability and ability to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to contribute to these objectives:

    • A more needs-adapted and inclusive society for everyone
    • A more cost-effective, qualitative and sustainable welfare
    • Increased innovative capacity, growth and global competitiveness

    We particularly encourage innovation projects in these areas:

    • School and education
    • Democracy and integration
    • Health, care and care where collaboration takes place between sectors (that is between city and county councils or between the public and private sectors) or between several public actors (several city or county councils together)

    Projects in other areas of need can also be granted.

    We encourage applicants from public actors in collaboration with companies, civil society, academia, institutes and innovation players. For a preparatory project, one public actor is required, but we encourage collaboration with companies.

    Types of projects which can apply for a grant

    Preparatory projects aim to encourage public bodies to get started with IoT. Expected results can range from strategies and action plans, to tests and proof-of-concept on IoT solutions. The maximum grant we can give is 300 000 SEK and projects may not last longer than 10 months.

    Prototype development projects aim to test IoT ideas in the public sector. Expected results may be new solutions and prototypes, but also new processes, business models, and so on for IoT solutions. The maximum grant we can give is 2 million SEK and projects may not last longer than 24 months.

    Implementation projects aim to scale up IoT solutions in the public sector. Expected results may be adaptation or further development of own or others' prototypes, large-scale testing, or documentation for procurement and implementation. The maximum grant we can give is 5 million SEK and projects may not last longer than 24 months.

    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. 

    Visit IoT's website for the call

    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 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 for proposal closed

    Once your proposal registered, we will send a confirmation to the person responsible for the user account as well as to the project manager and company signer. This may take a few hours after the call for proposal closes.

    When the call for proposal closed, you cannot 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 general 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 disclose the documents if someone requests them. But we secretly disclose the information that we believe could cause financial harm if disclosed.

    This is how we handle general documents and privacy

    Any questions?

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

    Jin Moen

    Utlysningsansvarig

    018-471 72 70

    Thomas Bergendorff

    Utlysningsansvarig

    08-473 30 07

    Göran Persson

    Administrativa frågor

    08-473 31 32

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    Technical questions about our e-service portal

    +46 8 473 32 99

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