The Knowledge Foundation is the research financier for universities with the task of strengthening Sweden's competitiveness and ability to create value. The Foundation supports research that is conducted at Sweden's new universities, provided that industry provides a matching amount and actively participates in order to achieve development there as well.
The Knowledge Foundation was established in 1994 and since then it has invested some SEK 8.9 billion in more than 2,500 projects.
The Knowledge Foundation strives to help Sweden's new universities create internationally competitive research environments, work long-term on strategic profiling and increase cooperation between academia, industry, institutes and society. Universities are responsible for a significant portion of knowledge development and research. Many are leaders in their own special areas, cooperate extensively with industry and contribute to strengthening Sweden's competitiveness and creating growth.