We offer a free-of-charge customized support for all applications for open calls for proposals. Our goal is to strengthen your project to increase your possibilities for future funding.

The model is built on four steps. Participation in the model is voluntary for proposal applicants.

1. Application

Support and advice before you send your application to Vinnova/Swelife. This support is tailored to the project need and can include anything from help with finding good partners to reading your application and giving advice on improvements and clarifications. This is in order to contribute to stronger, easier to understand and correct applications.

2. Selection

Applicants can be given feedback during the selection process at Vinnova. Swelife representatives will observe the meetings where applications are discussed and can therefore give feedback, which gives project teams opportunity to strengthen parts of their application before an interview. Teams will also be offered pitch training. All support will be tailored for each project.

3. Feedback on rejected projects

Feedback can include the strengths of a project, but also the weaker parts as well i.e. those which need to be clearer or improved. Closer contact with innovation actors for the next application round is also initiated.

4. Implementation

Swelife continues to have close contact with the projects during implementation. Project teams will have further access to discussion partners and external “eyes” on the project. External experts will, at least once a year, look at the projects from different perspectives, such as healthcare, industry, venture capital and regulation.

Read the interview with project leader Karin Agerman about the Hands-on model (in Swedish)


National co-ordinator

Anna Ridderstad Wollberg
+46 70 303 83 04


Regional co-ordinators

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

Johanna Asklin
+46 70 698 57 00

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

Erik Olaisson
+46 70 366 11 40