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19 December 2012

Calls for proposals: SEK 50 million for research and environmental ideas

Mistra is investing in a new research programme on the effects of climate change on communities in the Arctic region and also, within an existing programme, new products for environmental ideas in innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Together, the two calls amount to SEK 50 million.

In mid-December 2012, Mistra’s Board decided to issue a call for proposals to support a research programme concerning the Arctic. Mistra is also starting a new initiative within the current Mistra Innovation programme, for development of SMEs’ products and services in the environmental sector. Both these calls are opening on 17 December and may be found, along with background material about the initiatives, on Mistra’s website.

Information about these calls

Mistra Arctic Sustainable Development is to provide SEK 30 million of funding for research about the Arctic. The emphasis is on a social sciences and humanities approach, with the aim of enhancing understanding of the challenges facing communities in the light of climate change in the Arctic region. The programme is expected to start around year-end 2013 in conjunction with the end of the current Mistra Arctic Futures programme.

Mistra Innovation is to fund projects for small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) development of innovative ideas for environmentally sound products and services. Altogether, SEK 20 million will be distributed. The plan is for decisions on which projects to fund to be taken by June 2013. This call is the second to take place in the programme. In the first, six projects received funding.

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