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VINNOVA develops Sweden's innovation capacity for sustainable growth.
VINNOVA, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, is Sweden's innovation agency. Our aim is to increase the competitiveness of Swedish researchers and companies.
Our task is to promote sustainable growth in Sweden by funding needs-driven research and the development of effective innovation systems. To this end, we have 220 million euro to invest in new and ongoing projects each year. VINNOVA generally requires co-financing of all projects, which doubles the annual investments to around 440 million euro.
Funding decisions are made following public calls for proposals under VINNOVA's programmes. Decisions are based on expert assessments and the suggestions of programme councils skilled in research, business and the public sector.
An important part of CINNOVA's activities of increasing the cooperation between companies, universities, research institutes and other organisations in the Swedish innovation system. We do this in a number of ways, including long-term investment in strong research and innovation milieus, investment in projects to increase commercialisation of research results and by creating catalytic meeting places in the form of conferences and seminars.
All programmes are continuously followed-up and evaluated at their conculsion. Regular impact analyses are carried out in order to understand and learn from the long-term impacts of VINNOVA's efforts.
VINNOVA is a Swedish government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications and the national contact agency for the EU Framework Programme for R&D. Some 200 people work at VINNOVA's offices in Stockholm and Brussels. VINNOVA was established in January 2001.
InnoEnergy is committed to developing ideas and people, and to creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to make Europe a global leader in sustainable energy.
InnoEnergy Sweden’s mission is to develop prerequisites, technology, and services for Smart Grids and achieve a breakthrough in
Electric Energy Storage. Sweden already has an extensive partnership working with Smart Grids, excellence in ICT, and a unique capacity to develop innovations and companies in the electric power sector.
InnoEnergy Sweden is a unique partnership between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, ABB, and Vattenfall. Associated and network partners currently include Elforsk, Ericsson, Fortum, Logica, Nova Högskolecentrum, Power Circle, Seabased, SciencePartner, Sting, STRI, Svenska Kraftnät and Technion.
Vattenfall today - a European energy company
Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat. Consolidated sales in 2010 amounted to SEK 213,572 million.
Vattenfall's main products are electricity, heat and gas. In electricty and heat, Vattenfall works in all parts of the value chain: generation, distribution and sales. In gas, Vattenfall is mainly active in sales. Vattenfall is also engaged in energy trading and lignite mining. The Group has slightly more than 38,000 employees.
The Parent Company, Vattenfall AB, is 100%-owned by the Swedish state. The core markets are Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 130,000 people.
The US Embassy in Stockholm assists in the promotion of strong bilateral ties between the United States and Sweden and plays an active role in public diplomacy, business services, and traditional diplomatic relations. In 2007, the United States and Sweden launched a partnership to increase the collaboration in the field of energy, environment and science. This program today goes under the name the Swedish-American Green Alliance (SAGA), an initiative that can serve as a vehicle to bring university ideas to the market. For more information on SAGA, please visit sagastory.blogspot.com.
The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through strategic communication and exchange in the fields of culture, education, science and business.
SI works closely with Swedish embassies and consulates around the world.
Sweden.se, Sweden’s official website, is operated and developed by SI. The site invites visitors to read about and experience contemporary Sweden in many different languages.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
Visit the Global Entrepreneurship Week website for more information.
MamutMedia was created in the year 2008 with the sole purpose of providing content to all of its clients. MamutMedia firmly believes that fast and quality content coupled with amazing graphics to create a valuable web property. We have been providing numerous content on every possible niche or topic for the many clients that have enlisted our services. Our articles have been published on numerous websites, ezine articles, newsletters, and all kinds other forms of publication, both online and offline.
Excitera is the student-driven, non-profit entrepreneurship association in Stockholm, Sweden. We want to create an interest in entrepreneurial activities and the commercialization of research results, and to connect students, academic researchers and people from the industry. The association has four independent projects and the easiest way to take part in our activities is to visit the events that we arrange.
The main purpose of the Entrepreneurship Society is to link all the projects within the nature of entrepreneurship at HHS together. It’s also meant to be a platform from which new entrepreneurial projects can grow. With this we aim to raise the interest for entrepreneurship and innovation among the students at Stockholm School of Economics.