The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, supports research in science, engineering and medicine for the purpose of strengthening Sweden´s future competitiveness.  SSF provided funding of around SEK 600 million  per annum and has a capital of approximately 11 billion as a basis for its activities. Funds are given to a large number of research projects at universities and technical institutes, many in collaboration with industry and also awards grants to leading researchers, with an emphasis on young coming stars.

SSF has decided to give priority to the following main areas during the period up to 2021:

  • Information, Communication and Systems Technologies (ICT),
  • Life sciences with a focus on technologies and Bioengineering,
  • Materials Research with a focus on new and better functionality and production.