The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation:

Test your hypothesis – step 1 within BioInnovation: innovative projects of higher risk

This application period finishes in 3 months

In this offer, we support smaller research and innovation projects covering radical and innovative issues. The novelty and risk can be higher than in more traditional projects. For this offer, you can apply at any time during the year. There will be several assessment dates.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Projects aimed at verifying, confirming, or dismissing 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. Projects must be co-financed by participating companies with the corresponding sum as applied for.

Important dates

In this offer you can apply at any time during the year. We will have several dates for collecting and assessing the proposals.

  • 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 contribute significantly to and benefit from the transition to a bio-based economy. Either the idea is technically innovative and pioneering 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 test step 1 does not finance stepwise product or process development.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to complete an application form in our application portal, Intressentportalen. The form contains questions about your project, project members and budget.

    Download attachments

    Please download the documents that you need to attach to your 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.

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    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Project title Coordinator Grant Status Reference number
    Innovative green graphene for hightech applications BRIGHT DAY GRAPHENE AB SEK 500 000 Ongoing 2019-04491
    Non-toxic and sustainable impregnation of wood with bio-based oil an alternative to impregnation using biocides LINJONWOOD AB SEK 499 850 Ongoing 2019-04496
    Nanocellulose hydrogel wound dressing for burns RISE INNVENTIA AB SEK 200 000 Ongoing 2019-04494
    The road to Lignorado RISE INNVENTIA AB SEK 0 Completed 2019-04492
    Improved sawing SVEASKOG FÖRVALTNINGS AKTIEBOLAG SEK 500 000 Ongoing 2019-04493

    Reference number 2019-00816

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