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Strategic Innovation Partnership (SIP) programmes

Strategic Innovation Partnership (SIP) programmes bring together leading actors from academia and the private and public sectors to highlight and define areas where they see a need for joint initiatives and a mustering of forces in Sweden.

Strong KTH participation

In its research bill entitled Kunskap i samverkan – för samhällets utmaningar och stärkt konkurrenskraft (Knowledge in Collaboration – for society’s challenges and enhanced competitiveness), the Swedish government highlighted strategic innovation areas as one of the main initiatives to meet the huge societal challenges Sweden is facing. Since 2013 Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development have jointly funded 17 Strategic Innovation Partnership (SIP) programmes, and KTH is taking part in ten of these.

Programme coordinator

KTH is the coordinator for two programmes:

  • InfraSweden, initiated in 2015 and focused on solutions for resource-efficient and sustainable transportation infrastructure.
    InfraSweden 2030's webpage

  • Viable Cities, initiated in 2016 and focused on accelerating the transition to climate-neutral and sustainable cities by 2030.
    Viable Cities' webpage

The SIPs’ programme offices at KTH are located at the School of Architecture and Building (ABE). The Research Support Office has been involved in establishing the programme offices and has an allocated resource who works part-time at the InfraSweden programme office.