Vinnväxt aims to promote sustainable regional growth by developing internationally-competitive research and innovation environments in specific growth fields. This is done by funding needs-driven R&D to strengthen the cutting-edge competence of the respective environments and by means of strategic efforts for the development of innovation systems.
The principal aim of this evaluation is to investigate the impact that Vinnväxt has made on the Swedish regions, irrespective of whether support was granted to the applicants. The study addresses the impact not only of sources of inspiration in the growth-orientated regional development work, but also the more concrete structural effects of the work.
For Swedish version see/för svensk version se "Vinnväxts avtryck i svenska regioner" (Vinnova Rapport VR 2007:04).