We are now investing 32 million in innovation that will help curb the spread and effects of covid-19 and prevent future pandemics.
Investments from Vinnova in the wake of the crisis
Distance music education with the help of AI, drone deliveries in home care and rescue services and a digital companion for people with suicidal thoughts. Vinnova is now financing 13 projects to meet needs in the crisis.
Many industrial workers have been laid off as a result of the corona pandemic. Authorities, employers' organisations, trade unions and the business community are now joining forces in a pilot to offer free digital education, allowing employers to invest in skills development and sharpen their competitiveness.
New cooling treatment for covid-19 patients, antiviral spray for infectious public environments and new uses for conference facilities. These are some of twelve new project that Vinnova is funding to contribute to rapid and sustainable change to mitigate the crisis.
Reliable coronate tests are seen as crucial to being able to reopen society. Now Vinnova is providing support for a KTH-led project that will enable mass testing of antibodies against Covid-19, using a home test kit.
As a result of covid-19, it has become difficult to perform funerals with a common farewell along with family and friends. But now there is soon a solution - an open-air outdoor room that allows people to mourn together safely.
Couch tourism, a virtual assistant for children in need and innovation in health and food. Now 18 project funding to contribute to rapid and sustainable change in the wake of the corona crisis.
Vinnova provides support to Governo and the #vitecherupp initiative, which will link cutting-edge expertise in AI and digitalisation with the needs of various community actors to come up with solutions that strengthen Sweden in the crisis.
Improving your staff's competence is crucial to mitigate the crisis. We're supporting an e-learnin initiative that helps employers.
The need for medical protective gear is urgent in many parts of the world. Vinnova is now funding a project to quickly create opportunities to purchase medical protective gear produced in Sweden.
Now 27 companies and public enterprises receive support from Vinnova to carry out their first innovation projects in artificial intelligence. One of the projects is about AI for more effective strategies in pandemics.
Health, education and food are the most common areas among the applications that came to the call for proposal Innovations in the wake of the crisis. There are an unusually large number of small businesses among the applicant, which reflects the urgent need for support that exists among small and start-ups.