Funding Programmes

Swedish Innovation Agency // Vinnova


The Swedish Innovation Agency (Vinnova), a government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation (Näringsdepartementet), promotes sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation as well as administrating state funding for needs-driven research. In other words, by actively strengthening the innovation capacity in Sweden. Vinnova holds the vision that Sweden will be a world-leading country in research and innovation as well as an innovation force in a sustainable world, in turn also an attractive place in which to invest as well as conduct business.

Vinnova stimulates and supports innovation by:

  • Mobilising actors from different parts of society to a common objective.
  • Identifying what needs to be done.
  • Financing research and innovation through various calls.

On a yearly basis, Vinnova invests about 3 billion SEK in research and innovation.

Moreover, Vinnova pinpoints ten focus areas, namely, sustainable industry; sustainable food systems, sustainable mobility; sustainable precision health; sustainable built environments; skills supply; public sector and civil society; digital transformation; ecosystems for innovative companies; and emerging innovations.

Vinnova also cooperates with other funding organisations to implement certain funding programmes or calls. For instance, BioInnovation, a strategic innovation programme related to circular bioeconomy, is financed by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten), and Formas, as well as the participating stakeholders. In addition, Vinnova manages the applications for BioInnovation calls.


At Innovayt, we can help you navigate the Swedish funding landscape and find the funding opportunity that allows you to advance your innovative project.

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For more detailed information and latest updates, see Vinnova’s official website.

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