Bilateral projects with Sweden

Innosuisse cooperates with the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova) to promote the use of new technologies and innovations in innovation projects within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed in 2021.

The objective is to enhance collaboration between Swiss and Swedish knowledge-based institutions and industry, to promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise, to establish sustainable partnerships and to increase business development opportunities. This enables companies to expand their competitive advantage by developing new products, improving technical processes or devising services. These innovations must offer added value for the economy, society or the environment.

Support for Swiss-Swedish innovation projects

Innosuisse and Vinnova support cooperation between companies, research institutions and other entities from Switzerland and Sweden in the fields of technology and innovation. Swiss-Swedish innovation projects are promoted within the framework of EUREKA Clusters, EUREKA Network projects, Eurostars, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and the Swish-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII) for partner matchmaking.

The network initiative SWII allows joint events where SMEs, large companies and research institutions from both countries exchange information on their ideas for new, innovative solutions in the fields of biotechnology and medical technology, digital solutions and novel materials. Innosuisse and Vinnova escort event participants to flesh out their ideas for a specific call for proposals under this cooperation with partners from both countries to build Swiss-Swedish partnerships in research and development (R&D) projects.

Innosuisse and Vinnova jointly determine the processes and procedures for promoting this collaboration, which is mainly carried out via the SWII network initiative and annual calls for proposals. The calls for proposals, the evaluation of funding applications and reporting for Swiss-Swedish innovation projects are also coordinated by both sides.

Duration of the agreement

This agreement will remain in force until it is terminated by Innosuisse or Vinnova. Any termination will not affect the validity or duration of any ongoing projects or activities.

Last modification 20.12.2022

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