The pandemic presents new challenges for people and communities. To contribute to the recovery and conversion funding Vinnova now 13 project, will quickly develop sustainable long-term solutions.
- A large part of the projects are about digital solutions to urgent and long-term needs. They can both contribute to a secure transformation of society during the pandemic and a sustainable restart after the crisis, says Erik Borälv, responsible for the initiative Innovations in the wake of the crisis.
The 13 projects will share just over SEK 11 million. The last application round closes on 18 September.
Example of project:
Interactive music learning at a distance
Music education has been hit hard by the crisis because it is based on social closeness and musical interaction. The project will further develop the interactive app Notysing, which with the help of musical AI improves music teaching at a distance, through interactive tests, support for students with special needs and learning in singing and interaction. The app will be tested in teaching at the Royal Academy of Music.
Coordinator: Doremir Music Research
Drone deliveries for home service and rescue service
The purpose of the project is to relieve the home service and the rescue service by carrying out tests of smaller drone deliveries between Åsele and Fredrika. Thanks to the test bed for electric flights in Åsele and Örnsköldsvik and close collaboration with authorities, drone transports are being tested to strengthen welfare in rural areas with new mobility solutions.
Coordinator: Katla Aero AB
A digital companion for people with suicidal thoughts
Suicide has historically increased in the wake of societal crises. Life fighters want to help everyone who is at risk of suicide and suicide attempts by preventing, preventing and deterring with the help of knowledge and modern digital tools. In collaboration with Region Värmland, an innovative app is being built that can reach all people on their term and when they need help.
Coordinator: Livskämpar AB
Digital coffee room for reduced loneliness at the elderly
Social isolation and perceived loneliness cause physical and mental problems and have become a societal challenge during the covid-19 pandemic, especially among the elderly population. The coffee room is a digital solution for secure social interaction that is developed in co-production with the elderly, municipalities and IT companies. The goal is to launch Fikarummet to all Swedish municipalities within one year.
Coordinator: Mälardalen University
In total, Vinnova has decided to finance 43 project since the investment started in April. Other project