The goal with the new initiative, Impact Innovation, is to support businesses, academia, the public sector and civil society in meeting societal challenges of today, as well as for the future.

This requires a system innovation approach and innovating in the absolutely broadest sense, both in Sweden but also globally.

Representatives from Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency will share how the program was developed and their expectations on the Swedish innovation ecosystem. Join this session to get inspired and learn how Sweden is paving the way for innovation that will transform our societies to achieve the global goals.


  • Jenny Elfsberg, Director and Head of innovation management division, Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency
  • Linda Svanhed, Program manager, Swedish Energy Agency
  • Louise Staffas, Senior Research Officer, Department for Environmental Sciences, Formas
  • Regina Summer, Ignite Sweden, will moderate this conversation.

About the organisers

Vinnova is Sweden’s innovation agency. We help to build Sweden’s innovation capacity, contributing to sustainable growth. Our vision is that Sweden is an innovative force in a sustainable world.