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BioInnovation: Hypothesis testing step 1 - Innovative project with higher risk

In this the offer, we support innovative, smaller research and innovation projects that address a radical and innovative issue. This means that the newness and uncertainty may be higher than in more traditional project. You can apply for this the offer at any time during the year. The offer has several different application periods.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Project which aims to verify, confirm or dismiss innovative innovations for a more comprehensive project.

Who can apply?

Primarily manufacturers, suppliers and users of bio-based materials, products and services, but also universities, colleges, research institutes and other relevant actors.

How much can you apply for?

A maximum of SEK 500,000 for a project. Project must be co-financed by participating companies with the same amount as the grant applied for.

Important dates

In this the offer you can apply at any time during the year. We will have several application periods where we collect and assess received applications. If your proposal sent to Vinnova just after the end of the first application period, it will be assessed in connection with the second application period. If a proposal is received immediately after the end of the second application period, it will be assessed in connection with the last application period.

  • What is the offer about?

    The purpose of hypothesis testing projects is to be risk-taking and capture new visionary ideas that have the potential to significantly contribute to and benefit from the transition to a bio-based economy. Either the idea is technically innovative and groundbreaking with great market potential, or the idea is commercially innovative and has a clear customer focus with the potential to quickly reach the market.

    Project in hypothesis testing step 1 aims to verify, confirm or dismiss innovative innovations for a more comprehensive project.

    Project in hypothesis testing step 1 does not finance step-by-step product or process development. BioInnovation has made the strategic choice not to finance project that primarily aim to develop animal feed, food or medicines, nor project that primarily work with raw material supply.

    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. 

    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 your 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 is closed

    Once your proposal registered, we will email a confirmation to the person in charge of the user account and to the project manager and signatory. This may take a few hours after the call is closed.

    When the call is closed, you can not 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 public 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 release the documents if someone requests them. However, we keep confidential the information that we believe could cause financial damage if it is disclosed.

    How we handle public documents and confidentiality

    Any questions?

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

    Karoliina Junka


    +46 8 473 30 26

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Reference number 2021-01415

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