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One important objective for RISE research institutes is to contribute to the ongoing competitiveness and renewal of Swedish industry. Through strategic competence funds, RISE has the opportunity to develop various offers to the private and public sectors.

These funds can be used to increase the expertise within the institutes within the RISE group, for structural measures aimed at creating a coherent institute sector, and for the operation of RISE AB.

The appropriation for the RISE group for the full year 2019 is SEK 747 million (740) in accordance with the Swedish Government’s Budget Proposition 2017/18:1, Area of Expenditure 24. Of this appropriation, the Board of RISE decided to allocate:

SEK 665 million (641) for strategic competence development (SC funds, strategic initiative and cooperation funds).

SEK 62 million (79) for structural development (structural funds and integration funds).

SEK 20 million (20) as operating funds to the holding company.