Grants for Demonstration Projects

Has your organisation been approved for a demonstration grant? Here you will find information regarding funding.

Demonstration Projects are international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction.


There are no open calls for Demonstration grants. The latest calls for application was closed on 21 October 2018.


Examples of the costs that can be covered by Demonstration Projects grants are:

  • Equipment purchases
  • Training of staff that will operate the equipment
  • Services required to transport, install, and get the technology up and running
  • Communicating project results and information about the technology in order to awaken interest

Technology or equipment investments should make up a substantial proportion of the total project cost.

The grant can range from SEK 500,000 to 1,800,000. Tillväxtverket can reimburse up to 50 percent of your invoiced and payed equipment costs and up to 80 percent of your invoiced and payed other costs. The remaining 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively, should be fully financed from other sources - either from the applicant's own resources or from other private or public financing sources such as a bank, an international organisation or a public institution.

How will the grant be paid?

Tillväxtverket's disbursements will be made retroactively and in relation to previously approved costs within the project. The Grant Recipient is required to present evidence (invoice, receipt etc.) on these payments. The Grant will be disbursed in three stages:

  • 20 % of the total approved grant amount - after the technology has been ordered from the partner.
  • 60 % of the total approved grant amount - when the technology is in use and an onsite monitoring inspection has been conducted.
  • 20 % of the total approved grant amont - after marketing and communication activities have been carried out in accordance to approved project plan.

Ineligible costs

The following costs are not eligible for funding and will not be reimbursed:

  • Any costs incurred before the decision to award the grant is made
  • Any project costs incurred after 31 December 2019
  • Wages and salaries for staff
  • Input materials intended for the continuous production of goods or services
  • Direct investments in inventory, real estate or land intended for the continuous production of goods or services
  • Overheads
  • Financial transaction fees, foreign exchange fees, interest payments, and other financial expenses
  • Representation and per diem for workshop participants
  • Duties, taxes, and statutory charges
  • Indirect costs