The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation:

Key Enabling Technologies for Biobased Products - joint call Sweden-Finland

Closed 17 September 2019

In this offer, we support projects that intend to create conditions for increased quantities of biobased products on the market. We encourage Swedish-Finnish cooperation projects, but the call is also open for purely Swedish projects.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Projects that develop key enabling technologies to produce biobased materials and chemicals. The projects should build on an idea that has already been validated in laboratory or small pilot scale.

Who can apply?

Manufacturers/producers and technology suppliers of biobased materials, products and services. They are expected to take a leading role in the projects. Universities, university colleges, research institutes and other relevant actors are also included in the offer. At least three partners of which at least two are companies.

How much can you apply for?

The budget available to fund Swedish partners is SEK 25 million. Swedish partners in a project can maximally be funded with SEK 6 million. The estimated budget available to fund Finnish partners in Swedish-Finnish cooperation projects is 2,5 million Euro. For Finnish partners there is no pre-fixed maximum for funding of a project. The projects are expected to be co-financed by participating companies.

Important dates

May 9 there will be an information meeting and matchmaking in Stockholm, in World Trade Center. Read more about the event.

  • What is this offer about?

    In this offer, we support projects that intend to create conditions for increased quantities of biobased products on the market. The projects should build on an idea that has already been validated in laboratory or small pilot scale. During the project, the process/technology shall be verified in a scale that companies consider relevant for decision on implementation in production scale. A techno-economic analysis and a market analysis shall be included that illuminate conditions for future technical and commercial competitiveness in the time perspective 2-3 years.

    Projects in this call aim to give a basis for decision on upscaling or implementation that means reasonable risk for actors along the value chain. Projects shall target at least TRL 5-7.

    To whom is the call directed?

    The call is primarily directed to manufacturers/producers and technology suppliers. They are expected to take a leading role in the projects. The call will prioritize applications that clearly show that the project is of strategic importance for participating companies. Universities, university colleges, research institutes and other relevant actors are also included in the offer. Relevant research providers shall be engaged in the projects, and actors from later parts in the value chain are required for specification of market needs.

    We encourage Swedish-Finnish cooperation projects, but the call is also open for purely Swedish projects. The project consortium must consist of at least three partners, of which at least two are companies. For cooperation projects, in which both Swedish and Finnish partners apply for funding, at least one partner must be a Swedish company and at least one partner must be a Finnish company. To be counted as two partners the Swedish and the Finnish companies cannot belong to the same group structure.

    Cooperation Sweden-Finland

    New bio-based products are targeted for global markets. For this call, a clear cooperation possibility between strong bioproduct and biomaterial competences and leading engineering knowledge in Sweden and Finland has been identified. This also means a cooperation between Vinnova and Business Finland in supporting joint projects with complementing activities in both countries.

    Read more about the Finnish call at Business Finland. 

    How to apply

    To apply for a grant, Swedish applicants fill in a web-based form in Vinnova´s application service (“Intressentportalen”). Finnish companies and research organizations participating in the call are asked to contact Business Finland prior to the application.

    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.

    After you've submitted your application

    Once your application has been registered, we'll send a confirmation email to the person responsible for the user account, as well as to the project manager and the company signer. Please note that this may take a few hours after you submitted your application.

    After the closing date, you can't register any new information. You may only add information to your application if we ask for it.

    Who can read your application?

    Applications submitted to us become official documents. However, we don't disclose information about business operations, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone will suffer economic damage if we do.

    This means that we must disclose the documents if someone requests them. However, we can black out information if we believe it could cause economic harm if disclosed.

    How we handle official documents and privacy

    Any questions?

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

    Tuomas Lehtinen

    Senior Advisor, Business Finland

    358 (0)50 5577695

    Anders Holmgren

    Utlysningsansvarig

    08-473 3213

    Bengt Larsson

    Administrativa frågor

    08-476 3114

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    +46 8 473 32 99

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Project title Coordinator Grant Status Reference number
    Biobased houses in industrialized construction Lunds universitet SEK 3 967 500 Ongoing 2019-04584
    Ersättning av mineraloljor med modifierad biobaserad olja för mer hållbara tillverkningsprocesser ECOBRÄNSLE I SVERIGE AB SEK 4 924 000 Ongoing 2019-04587
    Nanocellulose as reinforcement for biobased and biodegradable materials FineCell Sweden AB SEK 529 000 Ongoing 2019-04580
    BtoMI - Low value biomass to high quality manufacturing industry MEVA ENERGY AB SEK 4 641 400 Ongoing 2019-04588
    100 % biobased and biodegradable airlaid nonwoven Organoclick AB SEK 5 491 000 Ongoing 2019-04583
    OptiBark - Biobased materials and chemicals from industrial bark and willow by optimized processes Holmen Aktiebolag SEK 4 895 740 Ongoing 2019-04585
    New generation sawing tools Luleå tekniska universitet SEK 3 675 500 Ongoing 2019-04578

    Reference number 2019-00828

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