Research and innovation bill based on societal challenges

Published: 18 December 2020

The Government has presented the Research and Innovation Bill, which sets out the direction of policy for the next four years. The focus is on important societal challenges such as climate and environment, health and welfare, digitalisation, skills supply and democracy.

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The bill is entitled " Research, freedom, future - knowledge and innovation for Sweden" and will be considered by the Riksdag in the spring. In the bill, Vinnova has had a major impact on the input that the authority submitted just over a year ago with the heading "System innovation for a sustainable future".

- It is positive that the government is investing in research and innovation to restart and at the same time put the economy in the wake of the pandemic. Vinnova has been given a stronger mandate to mobilize the entire community to create the necessary change. The importance of collaboration between all actors both nationally and internationally, not least with the business community, is clear, says Darja Issaksson, director general of Vinnova.

An important success factor for accepting societal challenges that Vinnova has particularly emphasized is large-scale test and demonstration environments where large and small companies, the public sector and higher education institutions can meet and together develop solutions in real conditions. The bill clearly prioritizes such environments with funds for Vinnova for the purpose.

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