First Evaluation of the second, third and fourth Round of Vinnova VINN Excellence Centres

FASTE, SUS, FUNMAT, CHASE, GHz, MOBILE LIFE, iPACK, HERO-M, PRONOVA, BIOMATCELL, WINGQUIST, SUMO, BIMAC INNO, WISENET and AFC

Utgiven
2009-december
Språk
Engelska
Serienummer
VR 2009:34
Serie
Vinnova rapport
ISBN
978-91-85959-94-5
ISSN
1650-3104
Antal sidor
200
Författare
Douglas Reeve & Anne H Anderson et. al.
Pris
Utgivare
Vinnova
Diarienummer
2004-01527
Ämne
Forsknings- och innovationsmiljöer

In this evaluation report we present the first evaluations of the second generation of Competence Research Centres (CRCs) that include 15 centres.

In 1995, NUTEK launched the first generation of CRCs providing a ten-year investment in 28 Competence Centres at 8 Swedish Universities. The first generation of CRCs during 2005-2007 has, generally speaking, been very well received by Swedish society. Also, in a European context, the Swedish CRC programme has a very good reputation. Due to those circumstances Vinnova have initiated a second generation of CRCs that Vinnova calls “VINN Excellence Centres”. The aim is to achieve concentration of resources in university research to deliver strong industrial impact. This is done by creating excellent multidisciplinary research environments at the universities in which industrial companies, public partners and research institutes actively participate. At present Vinnova is running 19 VINN Excellence Centres. The 15 centres evaluated in this report have been operating two years, and have almost finished Phase 1.