An all new call for “Collaboration projects for better health” will open in December 2018. The strategic innovation programmes Swelife and MedTech4Health join forces to support development and implementation of highly innovative solusions that can contribute to better health, prevention, diagnostics, monitoring and treatments of disease. The budget for 2018 is 130 M SEK and projects can apply for up to 3 million SEK per project.
Umeå is nominated to become the European Capital of Innovation 2018. With a population of 120 000 people, the city just passes the minimum requirements to enter the competition – now the city brings up their viking heritage to boost their chances on winning the iCapital Award in November 2018.