29 June 2012
Research from Mistra is intended to result in a good living environment and promote the development of strong research environments with a bearing on Sweden’s future competitiveness. The aim is that investments should contribute to the development of new products, services and working methods to meet society’s environmental challenges, by companies, public stakeholders and other users.
To identify strategic areas for research initiatives, Mistra has an idea process for designing and developing research programmes. Mistra imposes stringent requirements in terms of the practical use of findings from research programmes and other investments, and their contributions to work for sustainable development. The requirement that investments in research programmes and other initiatives should lead to practical environmental benefits distinguishes Mistra from many other research funders. Mistra provides guidelines and advice on the form and activities of the initiatives, and monitors them actively throughout to ensure that the objectives are attained.