Our mission

The Knowledge Foundation funds research and competence development at Sweden’s university colleges and new universities with the purpose of strengthening Sweden’s competitiveness.

We provide funding when activities are conducted in collaboration between academic staff and business sector partners. The aim is to build internationally competitive, integrated research and education environments.

Our mission is to strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness, and we know that collaborative projects between academia and industry create great benefits for both parties. The Foundation was established in 1994 with a founding capital of 3.6 billion SEK, and has now invested some 11.1 billion SEK in over 3,400 projects.