Foto: Emma Krantz
Foto: Emma Krantz

Swelife and MedTech4Health call closing 27 January

Read full information and apply at Vinnova’s website.


Focus of the call and who can apply?

  • Collaborative projects developing products, treatments or procedures with great innovation potential aiming to improve prevention, diagnosis, monitoring or treatments of diseases or other conditions that require, or may require, health care.
  • Projects between TRL3-TRL6
  • Project teams consisting of at least two partners that should come from different sectors, e.g. academia, industry or healthcare.
  • The call aims to contribute to sustainable growth within the Life Science sector in Sweden


  • Call opens 21 November 2016
  • Call closes 27 January 2017
  • Funding: max 1MSEK (up to 50% co-financing)
  • Project length: max 1 year
  • Estimated project start: beginning of June 2017 (no later than 15 August 2017)
  • Questions? Contact Anna Ridderstad at Swelife, project leader for this call: anna.ridderstad.wollberg@uppsalabio.com

A Swelife and MedTech4Health collaborative call

  • Increased funding in the call (totally 15 MSEK)
  • Additional expertise
  • Joint forces between the two strategic innovation programs

Application support

Both Swelife and MedTech4Health offer all applicants support on their applications. Please contact:

Swelife Hands-on model

Swelife offers a free of charge support and guidance to strengthen your application or project, increasing its quality and possibility for funding. Our four-step support is called the Swelife Hands-on model.



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Opening Spring 2017:
Swelife accelerator programme 2016-2017, step 2

(exclusively for projects previously funded by Swelife)


Opens: spring 2017

Closes: TBA

For whom? This call exclusively targets projects previously funded by Swelife. Target group will be personally invited to apply.

Budget: Maximum 5 MSEK per project for maximum 2 years. Please note that 50% co-funding is required. The call has a total budget of minimum 14 MSEK.

Swelife’s calls are handled through Vinnova.

Previous calls

SWElife utlysning inom diabetes 2016-06-07 - 2016-09-15
Call for widespread diseases 2015-2016 (missing link) 2015-12-01 - 2016-02-02
Call for biomarkers in tumor disease 2015 2015-06-05 - 2015-09-10
Call for NCD spring 2015 2014-12-15 - 2015-03-04
Call for diabetes 2014 2014-07-04 - 2014-09-22

Information events

Göteborg, 23 November and 29 November
Umeå, 24 November (“Bubbel och debatt”, event in Swedish)
Uppsala, 7 december

Opportunities for co-financing

Swelife has worked with the regional coordinators and identified further opportunities for co-financing. Contact your regional coordinator to find out more about the opportunities in your region.

East Central Sweden
(Uppsala, Södermanland, Östergötland, Örebro or Västmanland county)
Erik Olaisson, Uppsala BIO

Stockholm county
Bo-Ragnar Tolf, Karolinska Institutet Innovation Office

West Götaland
Göran Leonardsson, Sahlgrenska Science Park

Swelife Hands-on model

Get support, learn more and apply!

Swelife offers all applicants free 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. For more information, please contact one of Swelife’s regional co-ordinators who can connect you with your local innovation actor. Swelife’s calls are handled through Vinnova.