Myndigheterna Vinnova, the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency, the Swedish Agency for Digital Administration and the Swedish Research Council jointly present the proposal to establish a strategic programme to take advantage of opportunities and counteract challenges with the digital transition. The program focuses on strengthening Sweden's digital capability for increased competitiveness and a strengthened innovation system for ecological, social and economic sustainability with a view to the year 2030.
- The strategic program is a powerful effort for Sweden to be able to take full advantage of the opportunities of digitalisation in an inclusive and sustainable way. Now we are ready to get started together with actors from all over society, says Darja Isaksson, director general of Vinnova, which coordinates the government assignment.
According to the proposal, the national program should have four sub-programs with different main focus and with different types of initiatives that include both private and public activities:
- Digitalisation for green transition and social sustainability
- Advanced digitalisation
- Digital infrastructure and data
- Digital competence and maturity
According to the proposal, the strategic program will be coordinated through a program office. The Office is given a clear and long-term task to design and implement the national program and to coordinate Sweden's participation in the EU's programme and policy processes.
The authorities' assessment is that the concentration of power presupposes increased government funding. The annual appropriations need to increase every year and be stepped up to at least SEK 5.5 billion from 2024 onwards.