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 know about research programs and funding opportunities. We will help you find the right place in Brussels. Welcome!
Your place in Brussels
Vinnova's and the Swedish Research Council's joint office in Brussels goes by the name 'Sweden's research and innovation office in Brussels', SWERI. The office has a large network. Today, influence takes place mainly through personal contacts and it is therefore important and useful to be on site. We help you with contacts to various research actors active in Brussels, as well as finding the right one within the EU 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 programs. 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 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 in the office to talk about EU research and innovation programs and policy issues. If space allows, you can also borrow a seat to work - WiFi is available on the premises. Please contact Isabella Ismail in advance.
We are located in Nordic House on Rue du Luxembourg 3, right next to the Trône metro station. 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 for getting to the office.
Trains: On weekdays, there are direct trains from Brussels Airport Zaventem to Bruxelles Luxembourg Station, which is a 10-minute walk from the office. You can buy vending machine tickets at the airport or online.
It is also possible to take a train to Gare Centrale and from there either walk 15 minutes to the office (see map) 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 Place Luxembourg (5 min walking distance).
Taxi: From the airport to the Brussels office, taxis cost around € 50. Before you get in the car, check that the taxi driver accepts card payment as this is not standard.