Call for proposals within the strategic innovation program BioInnovation
BioInnovation is part of Vinnova's, the Energy Agency's and Forma's joint effort on strategic innovation programs. The purpose of the investment in strategic innovation programs is to create the conditions for international competitiveness and sustainable solutions to global societal challenges.
More information about the program
Samtliga BioInnovations's efforts are based on an overall mission to increase the added value in the Swedish bio-based sector and thereby contribute to creating a more sustainable society.
Cross-border cooperation that creates competitiveness and new business opportunities is sought. Great importance is attached to the companies' interest and commitment. Products and services must fill a clear market need, be based on resource efficiency and meet relevant environmental eligibility requirements.
With this the offer we support smaller research and innovation projects that deal with an issue of a new and innovative nature. This means that the news value must, and the uncertainty factor should, be higher than in more traditional project.
The project form is not intended to solve a minor existing industrial problem, but rather an opportunity to confirm or reject a hypothesis before a more extensive project.
The call for proposals is primarily addressed to need owners in the form of manufacturers, suppliers and users of bio-based materials, products and services. Universities, university colleges, research institutes and other relevant actors are also covered by the offer, but the hypothesis test must then take place in collaboration with the owner of the need.
Proposal and funding
The call for proposals offers two application opportunities per year and has an indicative budget of SEK 3.5 million per application opportunity. Funding is granted with a maximum of SEK 500,000. The total funding from companies must be at least as large as Vinnova's funding. Expected project time for a project in this call for proposals is around 6 months.
BioInnovation has made the strategic choice not to finance project that primarily aim to develop animal feed, foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals, nor project that primarily work with primary raw material supply such as cultivation, care and harvesting of bio raw materials.
The call for proposals will collect, assess and decide on received applications on two occasions during the call's opening hours. Please note that the dates are preliminary. For current information see under important dates further up the page.
The following times apply to the first assessment:
Last application date: 2024-03-05 at 2 p.m
Latest decision date: 2024-04-26
Project start at the earliest: 2024-04-29
Project start at the latest: 2024-05-29
The following times apply to the second assessment session:
Last application date: 2024-09-03 at 2 p.m
Latest decision date: 2024-10-18
Project start at the earliest: 2024-10-21
Project start no later than: 2024-11-01