Vinnova to boost cooperation with the US on sustainable mobility

16 Mar 2023 | Network Updates | Update from Vinnova
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Vinnova and Lindholmen Science Park invest in increased collaboration between Sweden and the USA to accelerate innovation in sustainable mobility. The initiative Future Mobility will stimulate knowledge transfer, new perspectives on solutions and innovations for a wider market. There is now a call for proposals for collaborations between actors in Sweden and the USA that contribute to sustainable mobility and strengthen the countries' respective innovation system.

International collaborations and resulting innovations are crucial both for Sweden's competitiveness and knowledge development as well as for global sustainable development. Plattformen Future Mobility was created in 2022 as a joint initiative from Lindholmen Science Park and Vinnova. The aim is to promote research and innovation collaborations in sustainable mobility between Sweden and the USA.

With dedicated resources from Lindholmen Science Park on site in both Stockholm and Silicon Valley, Future Mobility will function like a portal between the countries' innovation system. Much is about lowering the thresholds for collaborations. Good connections to expertise and networks enable Future Mobility to advise on project ideas and assist in the search for relevant project partners, among other things.

- Collaboration leads to new knowledge and innovation. Future Mobility offers everything you need to create a fruitful collaboration between actors in Sweden and the USA, says Hans Pohl, program manager for Future Mobility.

Future Mobility also finances selected bilateral project via Vinnova. A first call for proposals opens on March 14, with three application rounds until November 30, 2023.

- Sustainable mobility is about enabling the movement of people and goods in ways that are efficient, healthy and climate-neutral and accessible to all. Future Mobility and this the call for proposals offer good prospects for innovation collaboration, knowledge development and partnerships that contribute to just this. We look forward to project ideas that increase cooperation between and strengthen the innovation systems in both countries, says Eric Wallgren, programme manager for Future Mobility at Vinnova.

In Silicon Valley, it is Anders Dalén, project manager at Future Mobility, who enables innovation collaborations within the venture. As a change agent on the ground in the region, he acts as a door opener and advisor to connect American researchers, financiers, companies and startups with Swedish actors and networks.


This article was first published on 15 March by Vinnova.

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