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Equal funding of innovations

Vinnova must work to ensure that the knowledge and needs of the entire population are taken advantage of, and that investments supported by us must benefit both women and men. Statistics show that innovation projects where men and women have the same power to influence are more successful.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

For those of you who participate in our ventures, this means that gender equality must be integrated in both how your project group is composed and in the intended result of your project.

How do I get started?

How do I get started with integrating gender equality in our project group and in the results of the project? And what is meant by gender aspects in our project?

Here you will find support and guidance in gender equality work

A prerequisite for innovation

Gender equality is a prerequisite for sustainable social development and crucial for the ability to innovate. The entire population's experiences, skills and knowledge are needed to fully exploit society's innovation potential. The tax funds that we manage must equally benefit both women and men.

Women and men must have the same power to shape society

I Vinnovas instruction from the government, it appears that we must integrate an equality perspective in the authority's activities and promote gender equality when distributing funds for research and innovation. We must also work to ensure that gender perspectives are included in the project we finance, when applicable.

To do that, we work actively with gender mainstreaming. This means that all activities in authorities must be imbued with an equality perspective and that the activities must be developed so that they contribute to the equality policy goal that women and men should have the same power to shape society and their own lives.

How gender equality is integrated differs in Vinnova's various initiatives and can be seen from the respective program's call texts.

Funding right now for innovations in gender equality

Vinnova's equality plan

The EU Commission's research program Horisont Europa imposes eligibility requirements from the first of January 2022 on participating actors in the framework program to have a publicly published gender equality plan, Gender equality plan (GEP).

Read Vinnova's equality plan (GEP)

Decision on Vinnova's equality plan


Do you have questions about how Vinnova works with gender equality and gender perspectives? Feel free to contact one of us.

Moa Persdotter

Programme manager

+46 8 473 30 17

Sophia Ivarsson

Programme Manager

+46 8 473 31 60

Last updated 10 February 2023

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