Viable cities:

Demonstration projects for viable cities

Closed 15 October 2018

Under this call, demonstration projects for smart and sustainable cities are funded. Projects must be based on a holistic perspective of the city and make use of digitalisation and citizen involvement in order to speed up the transition to a resource efficient and fossil-free society. Within the strategic innovation programme Viable Cities, the Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council Formas together are offering approximately SEK 15 million.

The offer in brief


What can you apply for?

Demonstration projects for smart and sustainable cities, based on a holistic perspective of the city. Projects must utilise digitalisation and citizen involvement as powerful catalysts for the transition to a resource efficient and fossil-free society.


Who can apply?

At least three independent actors from at least two of the following groups of actors must be represented in the application: 

  • Universities, technical colleges or research institutes 
  • Companies 
  • Public sector 
  • Non-profit organisations and citizens 



How much can you apply for?

You can apply for between SEK 2,000,000 and SEK 5,000,000 with a maximum support level for the project as a whole of 25 per cent. 

The total budget for the call is SEK 15 million. The project duration is a maximum of 2 years. 

Important dates

  • 20 Jun 2018
    Opens for application
    20 Jun 2018
  • 15 Oct 2018
    Apply before
    15 Oct 2018
  • 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.

    Allow enough time to complete the application

    Keep in mind that it can take several days to gather the information you need to complete your application, so it’s a good idea to start early. That way, you can save your details and come back to your application, making adjustments until you submit it.

    Apply here


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

    Patrik Rydén


    Kajsa-Stina Benulic

    Contact person at Energimyndigheten

    016-542 06 08

    Mimmi Magnusson

    Programme Manager

    016-542 06 27

    Thomas Bergendorff

    Kontaktperson på Vinnova

    08-473 30 07

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