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.
A prerequisite for innovation
However, gender equality more than a mission for Vinnova. It is rather a prerequisite for innovation and sustainable social development. We must utilize the resources, skills and knowledge of the entire population and also make sure that the tax resources we manage equally benefit both women and men.
How gender equality integrated differs in Vinnova's various efforts and is evident from the respective texts of the programs.