SWElife supports collaborative innovation projects within widespread diseases through call for proposals.


SWElife calls in brief

What projects are eligible? Projects focusing on innovations in the field of widespread diseases or any risk factors and complications from widespread diseases. Projects which have achieved Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 3. Criteria is found in the project description template.

Who can apply? Consortia of universities, research institutes, health care organisations, companies, and other relevant stakeholders. The consortium must consist of partners from at least two of the following areas: academia (including institutes), industry or health care. The end user or recipient (patient, client, customer etc.) is to be actively represented in the project.

How much can I apply for? Step 1: Up to 1 million SEK per project for a maximum of one year. Step 2: Up to 5 million SEK per project for a maximum of two years. Will open for SWElife-granted projects in spring 2017. At least 50 percent co-funding is required in both steps. SWElife’s calls are handled through VINNOVA.

Open calls

There are no open SWElife-calls at the moment.

Latest call (widespread diseases 2015-2016) Preliminary deadlines

(See also Vinnova)

Call for applications opens: 1 December 2015
SWElife Hands-on model; feedback on applications: deadline 18 January 2016

Application deadline: 2 February 2016 at 14:00
SWElife Hands-on model; support for projects selected for interview: week 11-18 Planned dates for interviews: 9‒20 May 2016

Decision deadline: 1 June 2015
Last day to start the project: 17 June 2016

Please note! If you apply for this call, you can not apply for Medtech4 health’s parallel call and vice versa with the same project.

Closed calls

Call for widespread diseases 2015-2016 2015-12-01 - 2016-02-02 Read about the call for proposal
Call for biomarkers in tumor disease 2015 2015-06-05 - 2015-09-10 Read about the call for proposal
Call for NCD spring 2015 2014-12-15 - 2015-03-04 Read about the call for proposal
Call for diabetes 2014 2014-07-04 - 2014-09-22 Read about the call for proposal


Project leader:
Karin Agerman, SWElife, +46 70 300 88 09


We are happy to offer guidance and support in order to strengthen the quality of your application or project, increasing the possibility for funding. In this process, we use the SWElife hands-on model. You are very welcome to contact your local SWElife co-ordinator, who can tell you more and connect you with your local innovation actor.


SWElife co-ordinators:


Göran Leonardsson, Sahlgrenska Science Park +46 706 31 01 42

Sarah Fredriksson, Lund Life Science Incubator, +46 702 80 68 69

Bo-Ragnar Tolf, Karolinska Institutet Innovation Office, +46 8 524 869 91 or +46 722 53 27 58

Ali Moshfegh, LiU Innovation; +46 13 28 89 15

Helén Fält, Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI), +46 90 15 49 75

Anna Ridderstad Wollberg, Uppsala BIO, +46 703 03 83 04

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