In this report Vinnova - Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, the Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen) and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) present the first evaluation of the Institute Excellence Centre programme.
The Institute Excellence Centres programme is to run for up to 6 years. The Centres are funded in two stages: for 3 years based on the initial application and for an additional period of 3 years based on evaluation and renewed application. The partners of a Centre are industrial companies and research institutes in collaboration with a University/Institute of Technology. The parties contribute jointly to the centre’s research programme, financially or in the form of active work.