The seventh Switzerland-Sweden Call for R&D Project Outlines

The fifth bilateral Call for R&D Project Outlines.

The next Swiss-Swedish Call for R&D Project Outlines is planned to be launched in September 2017, at SWII-Additive Manufacturing in Stockholm. Deadline will be towards the end of the year.
Previous SWII Calls have had a good impact providing finance to a total of 30 bilateral projects with an aggregated project value of some 38 million Euros. The outcome of the first SWII Call was a tenfold increase in Swiss-Swedish bilateral R&D projects with EUREKA and Eurostars financing. This brought Switzerland and Sweden to become the two countries within the EUREKA network with the highest number of bilateral projects.

The EUREKA framework is the leading European platform for industry-led, applied, close-to-market research (

The aim of the SWII calls is to facilitate:

  • Funding of market oriented Swiss-Swedish R&D projects
  • Creation of research consortia consisting of Swiss-Swedish small and medium-sized enterprises, large industry, academia and research institutes
The seventh bilateral Call will be open to all topics of the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII), but focused on the development of innovative products and services within the life sciences as well as within smart factory.
More specifically:
  • Metal powder development for additive manufacturing
    • Powder manufacturing alloys
    • materials characterization
    • standardization
  • Pre-process, process and post process development
    • Design and tooling,
    • Tailored microstructures
    • Process/quality control
    • Post processing
  • Geometry and design optimization
    • Density,structure and surface texture
    • design methods including rules, standards, software support, sustainable design
    • software design for integration into current production lines

Detailed Information & Form for Submitting Project Outline 
Detailed information about the seventh bilateral Call wil be available on this page, after the Call has been launched. Project outline within the framework of the Call can then be submitted using the following form EUREKA Project Outline.

Calls are managed by the EUREKA offices at the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in line with the EUREKA initiative (

The outlines is screened by SERI and VINNOVA, submitting partners will be notified of the results within the shortest possible time after the submission (about 2-3 weeks). Partners with approved outlines will be recommended to submit their full applications. SERI and VINNOVA will provide support to this end.

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According to a study by the UN and the international business school INSEAD, Switzerland and Sweden are world’s most innovative countries.

In 2013, Switzerland and Sweden top the list of the most innovative countries in the Global Innovation Index 2013 (GII). The index is a chief benchmarking tool for business executives, policy makers and others seeking insight into the state of innovation around the world.

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November 12th 2012 at 17:00, UBS Grünenhof in Zurich

The Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce organized the Swedish Swiss Business Forum with some 170 guests. A panel discussion hosted Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade Sweden, Charlotte Brogren, Director General VINNOVA, Joe Hogan, CEO & President ABB, Riet Cadonau, CEO & President Kaba, Andrei Postoaca, CEO and Founder Clintelica AB, Hansueli Märki, Chariman SSCC.

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SWII presentation at MEDICA gathered more than 100 participants

From November 14 to 16, 2012, Swiss and Swedish stakeholders in medical technologies met at MEDICA, Dusseldorf, in order to discuss potential R&D co-operations. The presentation about SWII & available funding for Swiss-Swedish R&D projects gathered more than 100 attendees at MEDICA. 

More than a hundred people participated in the information sessions and aperitif at the Swiss Pavilion and the Sweden boat on November 14 and 15.

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