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Sustainable metal industry 1 - competence

This call is aimed at initiatives that strengthen the Swedish metal industry´s ability to operate as a socially sustainable industry. The financing is expected to contribute to the Swedish metal and engineering industry being able to recruit and develop the right skills and offer a stimulating, appropriate and safe work environment. This is call for proposals number 18 under the strategic innovation program Metallic Materials.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Research and development projects that result in new knowledge, tools and methods with the potential to contribute to the performance objectives for Step 7 of the strategic research and innovation agenda "Nationell samling kring metalliska material".

Who can apply?

Organizations that have the ambition and ability to strengthen the metal industry´s opportunities to recruit the right skills and develop a stimulating, appropriate and safe work environment. Proposal must contain at least two project parties, of which at least one Swedish company from the metal industry (with SNI code in one of the main groups B07, C24, C25 or group S94.1).

How much can you apply for?

The maximum amount that can be applied for is three (3) million kronor. The grant from Vinnova may not exceed 50 percent of the project´s total eligible cost. The total budget for the call is SEK 12 million.

Important dates

  • How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to log in and complete an application form in our eServices portal. The application form contains questions about your project, the participants taking part in the project and your budget. 

    Download document templates for your attachments

    Plesae download the templates for the documents you need to attach to your application such as a CV or project description.

    Please allow enough time

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to complete an application. Filling in the templates can take several days, since they're based on analyses you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in your details, then save and continue at a later time.

    When you've completed your application, please mark it as done ("klar"). You can unlock and make changes to your application at any time until the call closes. If you unlock your application, you must mark it as done ("klarmarkera") if you want the application registered when the call closes. 

    This happens when the call is closed

    Once your proposal registered, we will email a confirmation to the person in charge of the user account and to the project manager and the signatory. This may take a few hours after the call is closed. If you have not received a confirmation within 24 hours after the call has closed, get in touch with us.

    When the call is closed, you can not change or fill in any new information. Then you can only complete your proposal if we ask for it.

    Who can read your proposal?

    Applications submitted to us become public documents. However, we do not disclose information about the business, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone is suffering financial damage if the information is shown.

    This means that we must release the documents if someone requests them. However, we keep confidential the information that we believe could cause financial damage if it is disclosed.

    How we handle public documents and confidentiality

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Anders Marén

    Utlysningsansvarig Vinnova och kontaktperson angående bedömningsprocessen samt juridiska och administrativa frågor

    +46 8 473 31 88

    Lotta Sörlin

    Biträdande programchef Metalliska material och kontaktperson angående utlysningens bakgrund, syfte och önskade effekter

    +46 8 679 17 03

    Rasmus Östlund

    Programkoordinator Metalliska material och kontaktperson angående utlysningens bakgrund, syfte och önskade effekter

    +46 8 679 17 24

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Reference number 2021-02298

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