Research

Mistra invests in research aimed at solving key environmental problems and promoting Sweden’s future competitiveness. Mistra’s research programmes are conducted in a close dialogue with companies, public agencies and other users, to ensure that research findings are put to practical use.  

Financial systems will play a crucial part in the shift to a more circular economy. Mistra is therefore offering funding for a new research programme on the financial systems’ possibilities and limitations, and on the changes needed to enable these systems to contribute to sustainable development of society. With its system-critical and solution-oriented approach, the programme will require participation from actors in the financial sector.

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Mistra is to invest SEK 40 million in a new research programme to explore the uses of nanotechnology. A call for proposals is now being issued, to find research environments that can both survey the environmental effects of nanomaterials and develop new applications to solve various environmental problems.

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Mistra invites small and medium sized Swedish companies together with academic research organisations to submit proposals for research projects concerning the implementation of discoveries and inventions contributing to the solution of environmental problems and improvements in sustainability.

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The fundamental aim of this call for funding applications is to help bring about plant cultivation and animal husbandry that are both more efficient and environmentally sustainable. Strategies, new technology and control instruments that can boost yield while reducing environmental impact are needed. The call includes aquaculture, as well as agriculture and horticulture.

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Mistra invites joint submission by research groups and industrial partners of proposals for a new research and innovation programme on product design for resource efficiency. The purpose of this initiative is to bring knowledge and innovative ideas to bear on helping to foster development of a circular economy, i.e. a society based on closed material loops. Central issues addressed in this research programme should be how to design new products that are more durable and can be maintained, repaired and upgraded; methods of reuse and remanufacture; and development of new business models and policy instruments.

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Plastic materials are all around us today. Plastic is versatile, malleable, durable and cheap ­­— properties that give it a vast range of uses. Unfortunately, after use, a great deal of it finds its way into the environment, on land and at sea, where its impact on ecosystems is increasingly evident. Besides plastic itself, there are also a range of chemical additives that may have toxic effects in the short and long term.

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The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) invites research groups, jointly with other partners, to submit proposals for a new research programme on mobility and accessibility. The purpose of Mistra’s initiative is to foster development of mobility and accessibility in a direction that drives sustainable development of society. The programme is intended to be interdisciplinary, to take a comprehensive view and to be based on the need for behavioural changes, with in-depth study of specific areas.

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BONUS, the Baltic Sea research programme, has issued its first call for proposals concerning the environment and social development around the Baltic region. Funding of €38 million has been announced and the call is twofold: one part is entitled ‘Viable ecosystem’ and the other relates to innovation.

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WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? Globally, food production faces major challenges. Examples are the scarcity of natural resources, including cultivable land, and the changing climate. Moreover, economic growth is contributing to a constant rise in return requirements. To date, biotechnology has usually been discussed as a potential source of environmental problems. Correctly applied, however, it allows […]

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  • Programtid: 2012-2019
  • Finansiering: Mistra will invest SEK 94 million
  • Programvärd: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

With the development of nanoscience and materials science, many commercial applications involving nanotechnology have emerged. Examples are surface coatings, electronic components, hygiene products, textiles, cosmetics, sports equipment, food additives, pharmaceuticals and dental care products. All over the world, nanoproducts are proliferating fast as more and more areas of use are found.

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  • Programtid: 2014-2018
  • Finansiering: Mistra is investing SEK 40 million and other stakeholders are providing 25% in cofunding.
  • Programvärd: Chalmers University of Technology

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  • Programtid: 2011-2019
  • Finansiering: Mistra will invest SEK 80 million
  • Programvärd: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

Expanding companies are a key factor in new job creation, and deliver our society’s economic growth.

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  • Programtid: 2012 - 2019
  • Finansiering: Mistra is investing SEK 80 million
  • Programvärd: Mistra

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  • Programtid: 2017-2021
  • Finansiering: The programme has a total budget of SEK 60 million. Of that sum, SEK 51 million will come from Mistra, with the remaining SEK 9 million provided by programme partner.
  • Programvärd: KTH Royal Institute of Technology

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? The modern industrial society has become increasingly dependent on fossil feedstocks as the raw material not only for fuel but also for a vast range of chemicals that have integrated into innumerable products like plastics, detergents, printing inks, coatings, paints, adhesives, building protection agents, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, etc. It is […]

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  • Programtid: 2003-2010
  • Finansiering: Mistra 71,4 MSEK.
  • Programvärd: Lund University

Programme ended 2010.

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  • Programtid: 2004–2010
  • Finansiering: Mistra invested SEK 43 million.
  • Programvärd: BLG-programmet AB, the main contractor for the research programme on black liquor gasification (BLG)

Programme ended in 2004

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  • Programtid: 1996-2004
  • Finansiering: Mistra SEK 75 million. The Swedish National Energy Administration SEK 75 million.
  • Programvärd: Uppsala University