ÅForsk has, since its formation in 1985, been aimed at research and development within its main areas. The foundation is the largest shareholder in listed ÅF AB. The appropriations distributed are obtained by dividend from the company. The board consists of members of the founders - Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien, IVA, Skogsindustrierna, Energiföretagen Sverige and ÅF AB.