Five programmes within Impact Innovation will start in March 2024. The programmes’ conversion goals, missions, are about zero emissions from industry, sustainable metal and mineral supply, resilient management of water resources, a reformed public sector and sustainable built environments and mobility

The programmes and their missions

Net Zero Industry Programme – accelerate the Swedish manufacturing industry’s development towards net zero emissions

The programme focuses on two key areas for change: Extreme resource efficiency and resilience. The goals include, among other things, a 75 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. They engage the sectors within the manufacturing industry that have the greatest impact on the transition towards zero emissions such as vehicles, aviation, machinery, energy, telecommunications, electronics and defence. Academia, research institutes, regions and organizations with a major impact on industry, including development within small and medium-sized enterprises, are also involved in the programme’s stakeholder group. 
The programme is led by Teknikföretagen together with RISE.

Metals&Minerals – sustainable and resilient metal and mineral supply

The programme shall increase and secure the availability of metals and minerals and at the same time reduce the planetary footprint of extraction and production. Metals and minerals that are extracted or recycled must generate as much useful function and as little waste as possible. 
The programme will work for collaboration in the value chain nationally and internationally, design business models, policy proposals and social innovation that pave the way for solutions required to fulfil the mission. 
The programme is led by Jernkontoret in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology, LTU Business, Sustainable Steel Region, SveMin, Svenska Gjuteriföreningen, Svensk Aluminium and Örebro University. The programme also engages actors within the manufacturing industry, academia, research institutes, municipalities, regions, industry organisations, trade unions and authorities. 

Water for Vital Environments – sustainable water for all by 2050

The programme must bring about a system change for the management of water resources and related infrastructure. The goal is a future where water is available in the right quantity and quality and provides good conditions for people, the environment, ecosystems, industries and society at large, despite a changing climate. 

The programme is led by RISE in collaboration with IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, Linköping Science Park, Lund University, Stockholm Environment Institute and Svenskt Vatten. The program engages around 50 actors from the public and private sector, academia and research institutes as well as non-profit organisations.

SustainGov – reform the public sector to ensure society’s sustainability transition

The programme wants the sustainability transition to be done in a democratic, legal and effective way. The basic idea is that a reformed public sector is central to achieving a transition to sustainability within the limits of the planet as well as health and well-being for all residents. A key is to develop new ways of governing, leading and collaborating within and between political and administrative levels in the state, region and municipalities, as well as between the public sector and the rest of society. It is about a shift from central control to interactive community management, \”from government to governance\”.

The programme is led by Mittuniversitetet in collaboration with, among others, Sweden’s municipalities and regions (SKR), a number of municipalities and regions, Myndigheten för Digital Förvaltning (DIGG), Stockholm School of Economics, the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU) and Samhällsnytta at Karlstad University. The program engages several organizations, including Swedish business, TCO, Save the Children and several municipalities.

Shift2Access – transform Sweden into attractive and accessible living environments for everyone

The programme brings together the construction and transport sectors to mobilise actors around three shifts: To integrate the built environment and mobility into an ecosystem, to create new values through circular business models, and to create competitive alternatives to individual car travel. Shift2Access wants to show how such a transition can take place in urban, semi-urban and peripheral environments all over Sweden in a fossil-free and resource-conscious way.

It is led by IQ Samhällsbyggnad together with The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) in collaboration with, among others, the Housing Authority, the Swedish Public Transport Administration, several research institutes, Region Skåne, Region, Stockholm, the Västra Götaland region, Västtrafik and Volvos Forskningsstiftelse. The programme engages more actors within academia and institutes, industry organisations, private business, the public sector and the non-profit sector – such as the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.