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Demonstration for viable cities

Call #2
Closed October 15, 2018
Announced funds approximately 15 million SEK.

The Demonstration for Viable Cities call welcomes proposals based on a holistic perspective on the city that uses digitalization and citizen engagement to accelerate the transition to a resource-efficient and fossil-free society.

Who is the call aimed at?

The call is aimed at actors who have the ability and interest in cross-border cooperation to jointly contribute to achieving the objectives of the Viable Cities strategic innovation program. Applicants can be legal entities, such as companies, research institutes, universities, colleges, public actors, social enterprises and industry associations, or non-legal entities, such as citizens' initiatives. At least three independent actors from at least two of the stakeholder groups.

The call is aimed at projects focusing on the demonstration of innovative solutions such as:

  • products (goods and services),
  • processes,
  • methods,
  • models (business models, policies, plans), etc.

Focus & thematic areas

The call is intended for project applications at the intersection of the Viable Cities focus areas and thematic areas. Projects should address at least two of the following four focus areas:

  • Lifestyle and consumption
  • Planning and the built environment
  • Mobility and accessibility
  • Integrated infrastructure

and at least one of five thematic areas:

  • Test beds and Living Labs
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Financing and business models
  • Governance
  • Intelligence, cybersecurity and ethics 

Important dates

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More about the call

Read the call text

More detailed information on the thematic areas can be found in the full call text.

How to apply

The call is carried out jointly by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas. It is the Swedish Energy Agency that receives the applications and decides, preliminarily in February 2019, which projects are granted.

Support for applicants

On June 18, an information meeting was held in Stockholm, which was broadcast live online and filmed .

For consortia preparing an application, the Program Office offered half-hour online consultation sessions on September 3 and 10.

Contact us

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us:

Patrik Rydén,

Emina Pasic, Energy Agency contact person,