About circular economy in Vinnova's podcast
Our objective: find the best projects within CBE
We need to strengthen Swedish innovation in the circular and bio-based economy, CBE, such as recycling, sharing and bio-based materials. In addition, extensive policy work is required to change a strongly entrenched consumption model. We are looking for both small start-ups and innovators who together want to change an entire industry from within. If you have a project idea that contributes to this, you can get funding from Vinnova.
Vinnova finances several initiatives where research institutes, companies, municipalities and other organizations together develop sustainable business models and new technical solutions. We are prepared to give more people the chance to jointly develop innovations that use the earth's resources in new ways. Can you contribute to that work?
Our average: SEK 500 million
Between 2015 and 2020, we invested approximately SEK 500 million in the area of circular and bio-based economies, up to SEK 1 billion including co-financing. In the call Circular and bio-based economy, we have funded both technical development and innovation projects that focus on circular flows and project that investigate obstacles and opportunities to drive the transition to a circular and bio-based economy.
Through its strategic partnership programmes identified five priority areas where new, innovative solutions can strengthen competitiveness, contribute to sustainable development and create more jobs. Circular and bio-based economics is one of these five areas, and Vinnova is tasked with supporting the government in its collaborative work.