About VINNOVA Strategic Innovation Programmes

VINNOVA is Sweden’s innovation agency www.vinnova.se/en/.  
VINNOVA together with two other agencies for research funding – The Swedish Energy Agency and Formas – collaborate on the venture ”Strategic innovation areas”. The purpose of the venture is to create conditions for international competitiveness as well as to find sustainable solutions to global challenges for societies.The idea is for industry, the public sector, and academia to collaborate for common prioritizations in terms of investments in research, development, and innovation, thus strengthening one another.Within the venture there are two types of efforts:

Strategic research and innovation agendas
 – aim to stimulate a strategic dialogue between actors so as to, through a joint research and innovation agenda, highlight areas for efforts and the needs and possibilities available. A number of agendas in different areas have been developed, among them the research and innovation agenda for aeronautics – NRIA Flyg 2013, linked here: nriaflyg2013-eng

Strategic Innovation Programmes – aim to support the implementation of the research and innovation agendas that are most important for Sweden. As well as those that have the greatest potential to create conditions for international competitiveness and to find sustainable solutions to global challenges for societies. A number of Strategic Innovation Programmes in different areas have been launched, among them the Strategic Innovation Programme Aeronautics (INNOVAIR).

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