In this evaluation report VR - the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova present the first evaluation of the Berzelii Centra programme.
The Berzelii Centra programme can be regarded as one of several programmes in the second generation of Competence Research Centres (CRCs), i. e. investments in strong research and innovation milieus. In 1995, NUTEK launched the first generation of CRCs providing a ten-year investment in 28 Competence Centres at 8 Swedish Universities. Vinnova and the Swedish Energy Agency took over responsibility of these CRCs in 2001 and finalized the programme. This form of investments has during recent years been implemented in several research funding organisations in Sweden.