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Equal funding for innovations

Vinnova will work to ensure that the entire population's knowledge and needs are utilized and initiatives that are supported by us will benefit both women and men. Statistics show that innovation projects where men and women have the same power to influence become more successful.

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For those of you who participate in our initiatives, this means that gender equality must be integrated in both how your project group is composed and in the intended result of your project.

How do I get started?

How do I get started with integrating gender equality into our project team and into the outcome of the project? And what is meant by gender aspects in our project?

Here you will find support and guidance in gender equality work

A prerequisite for innovation

Gender equality is a prerequisite for sustainable societal development and crucial for the ability to innovate. The entire population's experiences, skills and knowledge are needed to make full use of society's innovation potential. The tax funds we manage must benefit both women and men equally.

Women and men should have the same power to shape society

I Vinnovas's instruction from the government, states that we must integrate a gender equality perspective in the agency's activities and promote gender equality in the distribution of funds for research and innovation. We will also work to ensure that gender and gender perspectives are included in the project we finance, when applicable.

To do this, we work actively with gender mainstreaming. This means that all activities in authorities must be permeated by a gender equality perspective and that the activities must be developed so that it contributes to the gender equality policy goal that women and men should have the same power to shape society and their own lives.

How gender equality integrated differs in Vinnova's different initiatives and is stated in the respective texts of the announcement of the program.

Funding right now for innovations in gender equality


Do you have questions about how Vinnova works with gender equality and gender and gender perspectives? Feel free to contact one of us.

Max Parknäs

Programme Manager

Sophia Ivarsson

Programme Manager

+46 8 473 31 60

Funding right now for innovations in gender equality

Last updated 16 November 2021

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