Cooperation for sustainable innovation

Vinnova, the Swedish energy agency and the Swedish research council Formas jointly finance a total of 17 strategic innovation programmes. Cooperation in areas of strategic importance to Sweden both creates the preconditions for finding sustainable solutions to global social challenges and increases Sweden’s competitiveness in the international arena. Businesses, academia and organisations join forces under the umbrella of these programmes to develop the sustainable products and services of the future. Anyone who is able to assist with this development is welcome to apply for funding.

The strategic innovation programmes

<p>Promotes a bio-based economy for value-added and competitiveness in the bio-based sector by 2050.</p>
<p>Drive Sweden encourages and supports progress towards a transportation system for people and goods that makes use of automation, digitalisation and services. The path to achieving this vision is through cross-sector cooperation.</p>
<p>Making Sweden one of the world’s top ten countries in the use of graphene to ensure the country’s industrial leadership.</p>
<p>Contributing to sustainable growth and strengthening the competitiveness of Swedish mining and metal extraction industries.</p>
<p>In this venture we finance projects that develop ideas and plans for how we in Sweden can build and maintain our transport infrastructure in a smarter and more sustainable way.</p>
<p>Internet of Things Sweden is a national drive for Sweden to become a leader in the use of the Internet of Things. Focus lies on solving societal challenges.</p>
<p>The strategic innovation programme gathers parties to spread the industrial application of lightweight technology through research and innovation. Application opportunities are listed within the announcement.</p>
<p>Medtech4health supports needs-based innovation in the field of medical technology.</p>
<p>The strategic innovation programme, Metallic material, gathers Sweden’s metals industries within steel, aluminium, hard metals, cast steel, cast iron and cast non-ferrous metals.</p>
<p>The strategic innovation programme, Process industrial IT and automation (PiiA), contributes to the development and use of automation and digitalisation within industry.</p>
<p>The programme is focused on the areas that require investment to maintain competitiveness. The aim of the venture is to create a national base of research, innovation and training for competitive Swedish production 2030.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Sweden aims to become a world leader in minimising and reusing waste. This is the vision for the national innovation arena RE:Source.</p>
<p>The strategic innovation programme, Smarter electronic systems, creates cross boundary work to develop micro and nano electronics, photonics, micromechanics, power electronics and integrated systems in Sweden.</p>
<p>The strategic innovation programme, SWElife, is a national initiative to coordinate and develop stable research and innovation processes for Swedish Life Science.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The Smart Built Environment programme aims to create new opportunities through digitalised urban development. The project's focus is on how digitalisation can serve as a catalyst for change in the built environment.</p>
<p>The strategic innovation programme Viable Cities is a long-term initiative intended to make smart cities a key element in the transition to a sustainable society.</p>

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Last updated 20 April 2018

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