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Broaden the horizon through exchange of skills

Published: 15 June 2021

The transformation of society that digitalisation, globalization and the work to contribute to the global sustainability goals Agenda 2030 entails creates an increased need for new skills.

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Do you or your organization want to broaden your horizons to gain new contacts, insights and collaborations? Vinnova now offers funding for people active in research and innovation who want to work in another organization for up to 18 months.

- Some knowledge acquisition and competence development can only take place by meeting and working together. Therefore, collaborations between organizations with different competencies and resources are important, says Joakim Tiseus, who works with competence supply at Vinnova.

Vinnova now has two offers of funding that can contribute to knowledge transfer and skills development for industry, business and public organizations.

  • A broad offer to for a period have the opportunity to work with research and innovation activities in another organization in whole or in part for up to 18 months.
  • A targeted offer for organizations that want to strengthen their research and innovation capacity by hiring an international researcher with cutting-edge expertise. The offer applies to PhD researchers who have completed a project with funding from the EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action in Sweden.

Moving people between organizations is an effective way to increase an organization's ability to innovate and learn. Exchanges of this type deepen the competence of both the individual and the existing staff. It can also provide an organization with insights into future recruitment needs.

- Companies with strong innovative capacity are crucial for Sweden's welfare and competitiveness. Skills exchange and new insights are a valuable opportunity to help companies grow and develop to contribute to sustainable change, says Joakim Tisues.

Vinnova continues to develop initiatives that strengthen society's ability to take advantage of new knowledge in order for Sweden to continue to be a successful knowledge nation.

Read more about the offers

Do you want to strengthen your international network?

Do you work with research and innovation and want to strengthen your international network? Now it is also possible to join international networks, COST actions, to make important contacts and take part in the latest findings in your area.

Read more about the COST actions

Questions about the offers?

Joakim Tiséus

Senior Operational Development Manager

+46 8 473 31 76

Erik Litborn

National Contact Point (NCP)

+46 8 473 31 98

Questions about international networks?

Sanna Sjöblom

Policy officer

Last updated 15 June 2021

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