In collaboration with Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto, Vinnova's activities in Silicon Valley are aimed, among other things, at facilitating Swedish startups with the ambition to scale up, grow internationally and take maximum advantage of the unique innovation ecosystem in Silicon Valley.
In order to meet demand and to create deeper links between Sweden and Silicon Valley in the longer term, Vinnova has a programme with education grants, among other things.
The scholarships are aimed at people with a good understanding of startups and who wish to develop their network and their competence. The scholarships offer the opportunity to spend 10 months at Nordic Innovation House and actively contribute to the business there.
Two scholarships of 10 months each are announced annually.
The program is funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse.