Vinnova - a government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
Vinnova is a government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation with a mission to build Sweden’s innovation capacity. Vinnova identify areas of development for different initiatives and create opportunities and incentives for organisations to work together to meet important societal challenges. Vinnova invests about SEK 3 billion in research and innovation annually.
Vinnova is a national contact authority for the EU framework programme for research and innovation (Horizon 2020). Each program theme has a National Contact Point (person) who can help and guide those who wish to participate in Horizon 2020. The contact persons are primarily at Vinnova, but also at the Swedish Research Council - All contact persons for Horizon 2020.
TYPES OF FUNDING
Vinnova funds research and innovation projects and can also fund feasibility studies for research and innovation projects, and provide support to SMEs. Vinnova only provides funding to organisations, and usually it is a requirement that projects involve several partners. Funding opportunities are advertised through various calls. The call specifies the types of organisations that can apply for grants. All calls are published on Vinnova's website.
Vinnova usually does not fund all costs in a project. Therefore, other sources of funding has to cover part of the costs. Requirements and conditions for funding are explained in a guide available on Vinnova's website.
HOW TO APPLY
Guides for applications etc. can be found on Vinnova's web. Via Vinnova's eServices Portal you can apply for grants and manage ongoing projects.
MANAGING A PROJECT
Reporting of projects is done via Vinnova's eServices Portal. The project administrator at your department can help you with the financial reporting, and the project manager for the project is responsible for the scientific reporting. Vinnova informs on its website how to do the reporting.