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Centers for sustainable and competitive food-systems

Formas Ikon

What can you apply for?

Interdisciplinary centers for need-driven research that strengthens the sustainability and competitiveness of the food system.

Formas Ikon


This call is aimed for a group of partners where the main applicant must be a university or research institute. Only applications including participants from the business community are welcome.

Formas Ikon


Benchmark funding for each consortium is 10-12 million SEK per year for up to four years, with a possible extension of up to another four years. 

Future: Open for applying: 2020-04-07 14:00
Last day of application: 2020-09-03 14:00

Please observe: All dates are preliminary

All details of this call will be published here closer to the opening date, in a call text.

The purpose of the call is to contribute to sustainable and competitive food system by creating two to three strong interdisciplinary research centers with need-driven research.

The centers should be formed by academia, the business community and other parts of society together, and contribute to the knowledge and skills development of the food system's actors as well as promote long-term knowledge dissemination. A center formation can be a physical as well as a virtual environment.

The call is an initiative within the national research program for food and the centers should address themes and perspectives in the research agenda “Towards a sustainable and competitive food system” (so far only available in Swedish: Vägen till ett hållbart och konkurrenskraftigt livsmedelssystemexternal link.).

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Updated:26 March 2020