Vinnova is Sweden’s government agency for innovation. Their mission is to contribute to sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation. They do this mainly by funding innovation projects and the research needed to develop new solutions. They also invest long term in strong research and innovation environments.

They stimulate collaborations between companies, universities and other higher education institutions, public services, civil society and other actors. Their activities also focus on strengthening international cooperation.

Each year, Vinnova invests around SEK 3 billion in fostering innovation. Most of these funds are allocated via calls for proposals in which companies, public sector actors and other organisations apply for funding. All investments are continuously monitored and evaluated and we regularly analyse the impacts of our investments.