Name of Funding agency

Verket för innovationssystem (Vinnova)

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


Name of the programme/initiative

Sustainable industry (not a programme but one of Vinnova’s 10 priority areas)

Programme website


Programme owner


Program manager (executing funding organisation)


Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Anders Marén, anders.maren@vinnova.se, 08-473 31 88

Funding Commitment

3.000.000 euro (3 M€)

Anticipated number of fundable research partners

Not specified

Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

Not specified

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

TRL 2 - TRL 7

Funding rates (approx.)

Rates per Swedish consortium partner up to the limits set by EU state aid rules

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

The following categories of costs may be eligible (subject to some limitations, see vinnovas-general-terms-and-conditions-for-grants---2021-multi-participant-engelsk-version.pdf for details):

1. personnel costs, to the extent the personnel work on the project,

2. costs of equipment, land and buildings to the extent and for the period used for the project,

3. costs of consultants and licenses etc.,

4. other direct costs,

5. actual indirect costs per participant up to maximum 30 % of eligible personnel costs (this limit does not apply to universities and higher education establishments).

Costs for services performed by third parties (consultants/subcontractors) may not exceed 20 % of the public funding.

Minimum 30 % of the total costs for Swedish participation in a project must be incurred by Swedish companies

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Application for national funding to be submitted to Vinnova 18 November 2021, i.e. immediately after the Full Proposal deadline.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Financial and progress report every six months

Further guidance