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28 million for social innovation

Published: 30 April 2019

Vinnova has now decided to invest in several project in social innovation. Among other things, a democracy pilot for the upper secondary school, a personal trainer in financial responsibility with the help of AI and a platform for early identification of people who are at risk of eating disorder.

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In the focus on social innovation, Vinnova finances the development of new, smarter solutions to complex social problems. It may be about, for example, counteracting inequality, exclusion and vulnerability.

32 project now receives funding of between 150 000 and 300 000 each and 8 project gets between 750,000 and 3 million each.

Progress Me - healthcare platform
The project will develop a platform that can be used by the existing healthcare, both primary care and specialist care, to identify people who are at risk for eating disorder and provide family support at an early stage.
Coordinator: Progress Me AB

Democracy pilot for high school
The project wants to strengthen young people's democratic competencies in order to make better use of their social commitment. A teaching model will be developed for the upper secondary school and tested with students in Värmdö municipality. The model should then be spread.
Coordinator: Democracy Building

The Enforcement Authority's personal trainer for economic self-determination (AI chatbot)
Will develop chatbot that with artificial intelligence can support users in taking responsibility for their financial situation. The target group is young adults with the risk of falling into financial difficulties.
Coordinator: Kronofogdemyndigheten, Sundbyberg

Support after childcare
A model for better support for children who are exposed to violence in the family should be tested and disseminated on a larger scale in order to contribute to a functioning intervention chain for children exposed to violence directly after a police report on suspected child abuse.
Coordinator: Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset

Here is the whole list of project that get up to SEK 300,000

Here is the entire list of project that receive up to SEK 3 million


Judit Wefer

Strategic Area Leader Transformativ Public sector and Civil society

+46 8 473 31 38

Last updated 30 April 2019

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