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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.

The call “Collaboration Projects for Better Health” opens on December 17th 2018

This new call differs from other research funding calls mainly in two aspects; it requires at least two stakeholders in different fields (academia, health care & industry) to partner up and write a joint proposal, and the project is to include 50 percent co-funding from the applicants. The co-funding can, however, be in the form of allocated time in kind.

There is an extensive and detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions about this call – so far only in Swedish:

Hands-on support for a successful application

The application will open in the ordinary Vinnova funding portal on December 17th 2018 – and the deadline is set to February 28th 2019.

A benefit with this call is that there are resources set aside from Swelife staff to help applicants practically with writing and checking the applications before submission. This raises the quality of applications and supplies all applicants with valuable feedback and coaching.

Contact staff to get direct support and answers

Åsa Wallin at Swelife can be reached on cell phone number +46 13 28 89 78.  Alternatively, Frida Lindberg at Medtech4Health is available at +46 70 191 81 73.

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SWElife is a strategic innovation program co-financed by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas. The long-term goal of the program is to contribute to Sweden providing good conditions for sustainable growth and international competitiveness for the life science sector and for residents of Sweden to have access to innovative, equal and individualized care. In the short term, SWElife’s goal is that SMEs and early projects have access to a more comprehensive funding flow from idea to a product/service.

Projects funded by SWElife shall have high innovation potential and be carried out in collaboration between academia, business and health care. The calls are intended to facilitate and speed up business development and commercialization.

Examples of activities for which you can apply for money:
◾ Verification of market conditions, such as identifying customers, customer needs, potential partners and competitors
◾ Verification of technical and design conditions
◾ Establishing documentation for product development
◾ Obtaining new knowledge and developing prototypes of goods or demos of services.
◾ Investigation of intellectual property and regulatory conditions and development of intellectual property strategies and protection
◾ Research and development of production methods