Broad calls covering all of STRIM’s thematic areas are announced on a regular basis. The financed innovation projects should help to strengthen the sustainability and competitiveness of the Swedish mining and metal producing industry, for example through new technological achievements.
The projects financed may be feasibility studies, full-scale projects or pilot projects.
Project applications are evaluated by an external assessment team. This leaves a recommendation to STRIM’s Board, which, after a thematic review, leaves a decision to Vinnova. After that, Vinnova takes the formal decision on which projects are granted and administrates them.
In addition to STRIM’s broad calls, there are also opportunities for existing projects to apply for planning grants to gear up the whole or part of their STRIM project.
You may find the announcement text and application link here.
The call is now open for all stakeholders that wish to contribute to the goals described in the STRIM agenda.
We can finance shorter pre-studies, full-scale innovation projects and pilot projects along the entire value chain: exploration, resource characterisation, mining, metallurgy and recycling, reclamation and environmental performance. Critical metals, automation and process control, social license to operate, safety, and gender and diversity are other areas of importance in this call.
The call is open until 7 December and the final decision will be presented 1 March, 2018.
The application is done through the Vinnova website were you can read more about the call and how to apply.
The Strategic Innovation Programme STRIM and Vinnova invite all stakeholders who have or have had projects financed by STRIM to seek planning grants for the exchange of their projects through international or national initiatives.
Upshifts may apply to entire projects or parts of projects and aim to write applications (with associated activities) that can lead to financing of continued work based on activities and results from projects funded by STRIM.
You can find the full text here: CalltextSTRIM – Uppväxling 2017.