Swedish Advocacy Platform for Life Science
|Coordinator||Lunds universitet - LUIS - Lunds Universitets Innovationssystem|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 986 712|
|Project duration||May 2017 - January 2019|
Purpose and goal
The project was run by Swelife and Medtech4Health with the overall purpose to create increased understanding, and increased interest in participating, in H2020 among Swedish actors, and to position Swedish interests at EU level. The project fulfilled all goals; broadening dissemination of information, an increased interest among academics and SMEs, with several initiated consortium discussions, several applications from SMEs, and several inputs in various calls for proposals.
Expected results and effects
The results obtained in the project generate an increased reflux from EU´s research and innovation programme to Sweden in the short term. The strong commitment observed by both academia and SMEs in completed activities indicates great potential and interest in participating in EU collaborations. The prerequisites for even more international collaborations and applications in the longer term is thus in place. The project contribution to future H2020 and Horizon Europe call texts will ensure that these calls match Swedish strength areas.
Planned approach and implementation
The working model where Swelife and Medtech4Health jointly led the project with a working group consisting of e.g. industry associations, academia and regions worked well. Completed activities contributed to project goals, and to increased networking and knowledge for participating parties. Participation in Referensgrupp Hälsa was a good way to influence call texts.