The Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova), the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) and the Swedish Energy Agency have commissioned Technopolis Group to evaluate the 17 Strategic Innovation Programmes (SIPs) that the three agencies co-fund. The goal of the evaluation, to be undertaken along with Sweco Society AB, is to identify results and early impacts – both to inform the agencies’ decision on continued funding, and to support the agencies and programme offices in ensuring that the SIPs learn and develop in the best possible way.
The SIPs aim to create opportunities for international competitiveness and sustainable solutions to global societal challenges through new, long-term and in-depth collaboration, both nationally and internationally. During 2019, the first five programmes will be evaluated, covering: Lightweight technology, Metallic materials, Process industrial IT and automation, Sustainable production, and the Mining and metal-producing industry.
For further information:
Strategic Innovation Programmes on the Vinnova website
Strategic Innovation Programmes on the Formas website
Strategic Innovation Programmes on the Swedish Energy Agency website