BioInnovation is a strategic programme that promotes research, development, and innovation with the vision that Sweden will have transitioned into a bioeconomy by 2050. In other words, that the Swedish society will be based on renewable biological resources.
To achieve this, new knowledge, solutions, and ways to cooperate across disciplines are needed. BioInnovation strives to create new bio-based materials, products, and services; new forms of collaboration; systematic learning; and the conditions for decision makers to make informed decisions that support the conversion to a bioeconomy. BioInnovation promotes and supports this by connecting ideas, actors, and capital.
Besides education initiatives increasing knowledge about bio-based material, networking opportunities connecting actors across disciplines, and collaboration efforts strengthening international cooperation, BioInnovation provides various calls for proposals. There are two main calls:
- Thematic/targeted calls related to circular bioeconomy
- The so-called quick track for testing hypotheses and developing ideas for bio-based development in two steps.
The planned annual budget is 50 million SEK which will initially be financed by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten), and Formas, as well as the participating stakeholders. Vinnova also manages the applications for BioInnovation calls.
This innovation programme was initiated in 2015 by the Swedish Forest Industries Federation (Skogsindustrierna), the Innovation and Chemical Industries in Sweden (Innovations- och Kemiindustrierna i Sverige, IKEM), and the Swedish Textile and Clothing Industries Association (Sveriges Textil- och Modeföretag, TEKO).
At Innovayt, we can help you navigate the Swedish funding landscape and find the funding opportunity that allows you to advance your research and innovation project.
For more detailed information and latest updates, see the official programme website.