The evaluation made in 2021 shows that the programs have contributed to broad collaboration and strengthened international competitiveness of actors who participated and to the mobilization and renewal of their respective areas. The evaluation was carried out by Faugert & Co in collaboration with Technopolis Ltd and Sweco Society.
The five programs are:
- Drive Sweden in sustainable mobility solutions
- InfraSweden2030 in transport infrastructure
- Medtech4Health in medical technology
- Smart Built Environment in community building
- RE: Source in sustainable material use
The strategic innovation programs are evaluated every three years and this is the third round of six-year evaluations. In total, 16 of 17 strategic innovation programs have now been evaluated for six years.
About strategic innovation programs
Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas fund 17 strategic innovation programs for collaboration in research and innovation that will contribute to creating conditions for sustainable solutions to global societal challenges and increased international competitiveness. The programs can receive funding for up to 12 years and the total public funding is SEK 8 billion, where the business community and other actors contribute the same amount. All programme undergo a comprehensive evaluation after six years.