Vinnova gives financial support to research and innovation projects to develop Sweden’s innovational power.
Type Public Funding

Investment info

Invests in
Product or prototype
Go to market
Growth and expansion
Investment range
€ < 25K
€ 25 - 50K
€ 50 - 100K
€ 100 - 500K
Primary markets
Consumer, Companies
Investing in countries
Denmark, Norway, Sweden

Focus areas

Consumer Goods
Consumer Goods
Energy & Greentech
Energy & Greentech
Healthcare & Life Science
Healthcare & Life Science
IT & Software
IT & Software
See all 5 focus areas

Key people

Director General

Charlotte Brogren

Deputy Director General

Göran Marklund

Invests in SDGs


More about Vinnova

They invest in strategically important knowledge areas that involve programs in health, transportation and environment, services & ICT, and production & work life. FFI is under Vinnova and specializes in research & innovation within transportation and safety. 



Vinnova was founded in January 2001 as Sweden’s innovation agency. They manage programs for strengthening Sweden’s innovativeness. The programs have different specialisms and cover several areas of society and industries. They promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation and by funding needs-driven research. Every year Vinnova invests about SEK 2.7 billion in various initiatives. Vinnova develops a number of programs and activities within strategic areas. 


How much do they invest?

Vinnova supports the early development of high risk in the company. The innovation should be a novelty in the industry with international potential. Vinnova also assists Swedish companies to find and apply for funding within the EU. Through different programs, you can apply for different funding. They can, for example, provide financial support if you join an incubator, if you want to start an innovation project in your business or making business cooperation with another EU-country.

For small to medium sized businesses these are the valid terms: Level one: full financing up to SEK 500 000. Companies that have been in operation for up to five years can apply for 100 percent financing of a project. The maximum amount is SEK 500 000. Level two: 25-50-percent financing for up to SEK 5 million. If the project needs more funding than SEK 500 000, or about the company that is looking for has been around for more than five years, we can finance the project with up to 50 percent. The maximum searchable amount is SEK 5 million.


How do they work?

Small and medium businesses can find programs here. All the programs have a deadline. Because it is time-consuming to fill out the application they recommend to start early.

If you are interested in applying for funds from FFI, please submit a brief description of your proposed project and we will advise you further. Send to Torbjörn Biding at


This makes a difference to them

Every program has its own requirements, but overall they look for ideas that are innovative and beneficial for the public.


Startups they funded

HeadUp-Display för Arbetsfordon, Next Generation Electrica Architecture Step 2, HiFi Radar Target, and 5G för Fordonstillämpningar.

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