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We help you reach out within the EU

At Vinnova's office in Brussels, SWERI, we support Swedish actors who are interested in EU funding in research and innovation. We have a large network and knowledge about research programs and funding opportunities. We will help you navigate research and innovation in Brussels.

Your place in Brussels

Vinnova's and the Swedish Research Council's joint office in Brussels is called 'Sweden's research and innovation office in Brussels', SWERI. The office has a large network. Today, influence mainly takes place through personal contacts, and it is therefore important and useful to be there. We help you with contacts to various research actors active in Brussels, as well as finding the right place within the EU's institutions.

We strengthen Swedish innovation

We want to strengthen Swedish research and innovation by acting as a link from Sweden to the EU and its institutions, and promote the interests of Swedish actors within the European research and innovation programmes. We do this by following and analyzing developments in European research and innovation. We also participate in and organize conferences, seminars and meetings in the area.

The office is a member of IGLO, an informal network consisting of 26 European countries' research and innovation offices in Brussels. On IGLO's website, you can, among other things, search for partners for research projects. (See link below).

Contact and visit

You are welcome to contact us with your questions. It is also possible to book a meeting at the office to talk about the EU's research and innovation program and policy issues. Subject to space, you can also borrow a seat to work - WiFi is available on the premises. Please contact Isabella Ismail in advance.

Find here

We are on floor 4 in Nordic House, Rue du Luxembourg 3, right next to the metro station Trône. Our premises are close to the European Commission's Directorate-General for research and Innovation, Svenska EU-representationen and the European Parliament.

From the airport there are a couple of different options to get to the office.

Train: On weekdays there is a direct train from Brussels Airport Zaventem to the Bruxelles Luxembourg station, which is a 10-minute walk to the office. You can buy tickets from the machine at the airport or online.

It is also possible to take the train to Gare Centrale and from there either walk 15 minutes to the office or take bus no. 38 to stop Trône/Troon.

On Abbot Liljero's website you will find information about tickets and departures.

Bus: No. 12 (No. 21 weekends and evenings) goes directly from the airport to Trône/Troon.

Taxi: From the airport to the Brussels office, a taxi costs around €50. Before getting into the car, check that the taxi driver accepts card payment as this is not standard.



Christian Österlind

Senior Policy officer

+46 8 473 31 55

Isabella Ismail

Policy officer

+46 8 473 32 68

Ellenor Devine

Senior Analyst

+46 73 366 91 60

Last updated 18 January 2024

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