Gender equality is a prerequisite for sustainable societal development and crucial for the ability to innovate. The entire population's experiences, skills and knowledge are needed to take full advantage of society's innovation potential. The tax funds we manage must benefit both women and men equally.
Women and men should have the same power to shape society
I Vinnovas's instructions from the government, it appears that we should integrate an equality perspective into the agency's activities and promote gender equality in the distribution of funds for research and innovation. We shall also work to include gender and / or gender perspectives in the project we finance, where applicable.
To do this, we work actively with gender mainstreaming. This means that all activities in government should be permeated by a gender equality perspective and that the business should be developed so that it contributes to the gender equality policy goal that women and men should have the same power to shape society and their own lives.
How gender equality integrated differs in Vinnova's various efforts and is evident from the respective texts of the programs.