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Innovations in the wake of the crisis

Published: 9 June 2021

I Vinnova's initiative Innovations in the wake of the crisis receive 18 new project recieve funding, in the areas of culture and the hospitality industry, public transport, remote rehabilitation and social unrest. These are initiatives that through innovation can support society in a challenging time and contribute to restructuring industries for the future.

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In 2020, Vinnova made an effort on Innovations in the wake of the crisis, where 60 project received support. As a continuation of the investment aimed at designated industries and areas, a further 18 project funding will receive.

- It is, for example, about how we get started again with safe public transport and how to be able to visit, feel and understand places in new ways. Remote rehabilitation and social unrest are directly linked to the effects of the pandemic. There we see a need for renewed efforts after the crisis, says Erik Borälv, responsible for the announcement at Vinnova.

Some of the new project that receive support:

The book fair's digital innovation

The project will create a virtual studio environment, subtitled seminars in different languages and an international platform with the aim of strengthening the Book Fair's digital offering and making the content available to a Swedish and international paying audience. The method will build an innovative virtual studio with realistic and viewer-friendly conversations with world writers.
The project is led by Svenska Mässan Gothia Towers AB.

Safe bicycle taxi transport in the city

Development of an electric bicycle taxi that will offer a new way of traveling with a low risk of infection and contribute to better accessibility, less congestion, flexible travel and little climate impact. In collaboration with, among others, Färdtjänsten in the municipality Gothenburg, transportation of different customer categories with different requirements will be tested.
The project is led by Addvelo AB.

Respiratory rehabilitation at Covid-19

Will develop and disseminate a mobile application for respiratory and voice rehabilitation at a distance, which through exercise programs and individual coaching helps individuals around the world who have been severely affected by covid-19 or intensive care. Through so-called gameification, inspiration is taken from the gaming industry to achieve increased motivation.
The project is led by Emilia Feldt Productions AB.

Mentoring activities for abused women

The Red Cross in Umeå wants to start an activities that will offer abused women support to re-establish themselves in society, by matching abused women with volunteers who commit to being a support for 9-12 months. The project is carried out in close collaboration with the women's shelter and social services. Inspiration has been taken from Norway where a similar activities has shown good results and the model will eventually be able to spread to other places in Sweden.
The project is led by Umeåkretsen by Svenska Röda Korset.

Other project here

A new application round is open for applications, which closes on 28 September.


Last updated 9 June 2021

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