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.