Examples of sectors are
- The ICT sector
- smart transportation
- digital education
- Industry 4.0
- smart cities
Contact person at Vinnova: Marlene Häggström
Eureka clusters are thematic funding programs with aim of promoting international cooperation and strengthening European competitiveness. Eureka cluster initiated by European industry and focuses on the needs of industry and business. The clusters are run by the actors together.
You can apply for funding for market-oriented cluster projects. Cluster projects mean international collaborations between large and small companies, institutes and academia that will strengthen European competitiveness. Collaboration between committed innovative actors, both at national and international level, is an important key to successful cluster projects.
Expected results of the completed project are, for example, prototypes and demonstrators (for example, models, platforms, open source projects) that can be shown to potential customers, as well as funding for international standards.
Effects of implemented project results are, for example, new products, new business opportunities, competence building and standardization which are relevant for the competitiveness of Swedish business and competence supply. They contribute by demonstrating or developing solutions to complex societal challenges.
Cluster projects are open to collaboration between large companies, small and medium-sized companies, large companies, industry and academia. There must be at least two participating countries in a cluster project. The Swedish consortium must be industry-driven with a good balance between large companies, SMEs and academia/research institutes. The on-time work effort from the participating companies must be at least 60 percent of the Swedish consortium's total work effort. At least one Swedish SME must participate in the project. For project with a small company as a participant, the company must have:
The following reimbursement levels apply to participating organizations:
Small and medium-sized companies, which carry out economic activities and are covered by the EU's definition of an SME, can be granted funding with up to 50 percent of their eligible costs.
Large companies and other organisations, which carry out economic activities but are not covered by the EU's definition of an SME, can be granted funding with up to 30 percent of their eligible costs.
Universities, university colleges and research institutes can be granted funding with up to 100 percent of their eligible costs.
Vinnova's co-financing can constitute a maximum of 50 percent of the entire Swedish consortium's eligible costs.