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About Mistra

Research

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About Mistra

Research initiation

Mistra invests in research aimed at solving key environmental problems and promoting Sweden’s future competitiveness. Mistra’s research programmes are conducted in a close dialogue with companies, public agencies and other users, to ensure that research findings are put to practical use.

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2022

Mistra Biopath

Mistra Biopath

Mistra Biopath (Pathways towards an efficient alignment of the financial system with the needs of biodiversity) programme and its partners will map, evaluate and co-develop existing and new approaches in which biodiversity is integrated with financial decision-making.

Programme period: 2022-2026

Funding: Mistra investerar 50 MSEK. Deltagande organisationer bidrar med minst 5 MSEK.

Main contractor: Lunds universitet

Mistra Biodiversity Finance Programme

Mistra Biodiversity Finance Programme

Mistra FinBio (Mistra Biodiversity Finance Programme) programme aims to increase the financial sector’s ability to contribute to a “nature positive” economy. To do this, the programme will develop methods and indicators to identify business models that protect existing biodiversity, as well as business methods to improve it.

Programme period: 2022-2026

Funding: Mistra investerar 50 MSEK. Deltagande organisationer bidrar med minst 5 MSEK.

Main contractor: Stockholms universitet

2021

Fairtrans

Fairtrans

The Fair Transformations to a Fossil Free Future research programme, Fairtrans, will utilise the experience and engagement found in civil society to facilitate and accelerate a fair climate transformation.

Programme period: 2021-2025

Funding: Mistra investerar 40 MSEK. Samfinansieras av Formas inom ramen för det nationella forskningsprogrammet för klimat.

Main contractor: Stockholms universitet

Mistra Electrification

Mistra Electrification

Toward a decarbonized energy system with focus on electrification and sector coupling.

Programme period: 2021-2025

Funding: Mistra investerar 50 MSEK. Deltagande organisationer bidrar med minst 10 MSEK.

Main contractor: Energiforsk

2020

Mistra SafeChem

Mistra SafeChem

Promoting a safe, sustainable and green chemical industry in Sweden

Programme period: 2020-2024

Funding: Mistra investerar 70 MSEK. Övriga finansiärer bidrar med minst 30 MSEK

Main contractor: IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

Mistra Sport & Outdoors

Mistra Sport & Outdoors

Creating a movement for more sustainable sporting and outdoor activities in society.

Programme period: 2020-2024

Funding: Mistra investerar 56 MSEK. Övriga finansiärer bidrar med minst 14 MSEK.

Main contractor: Mittuniversitetet

Mistra Food Futures

Mistra Food Futures

For a Swedish food system that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable

Programme period: 2020-2024

Funding: Mistra investerar 64 MSEK. Övriga finansiärer bidrar med minst 16 MSEK

Main contractor: SLU

2020

Mistra Innovation 23

Mistra Innovation 23

Innovative inventions and new research results reduce the impact on the environment

Programme period: 2020-2023

Funding: Mistra investerar 46 MSEK

Main contractor: Mistra

2019

Mistra Environmental Communication

Mistra Environmental Communication

Reframing communication for sustainability

Programme period: 2019-2023

Funding: Mistra investerar 54 MSEK. Övriga finansiärer bidrar med minst 6 MSEK

Main contractor: SLU

2018

Mistra Digital Forest

Mistra Digital Forest

Focuses on creating functional digitisation that integrates the entire forest value chain, and where the industrial process begins right from the start, in the forest.

Programme period: 2018-2022

Funding: Mistra investerar 61 MSEK. Övriga finansiärer bidrar med ytterligare 25 MSEK.

Main contractor: Skogsindustrierna

Mistra InfraMaint

Mistra InfraMaint

Contributing to a sustainable infrastructure

Programme period: 2018-2022

Funding: Totalt 80 Mkr, varav Mistra bidrar med 49 Mkr. Övrig finansiering kommer från deltagande organisationer.

Main contractor: RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden AB

2017

Mistra Sustainable Consumption

Mistra Sustainable Consumption

More knowledge about sustainable consumption

Programme period: 2017-2025

Funding: Mistra investerar 95 MSEK. Övriga finansiärer bidrar med ytterligare 10 MSEK.

Main contractor: KTH

Mistra TerraClean

Mistra TerraClean

Effective removal of pollutants with smarter material

Programme period: 2017-2025

Funding: Mistra investerar 108 MSEK

Main contractor: KTH

Mistra Carbon Exit

Mistra Carbon Exit

Mistra Carbon Exit analyse both the technical and the commercial conditions for achieving net zero emissions, as well as studying policy instruments and behavioural issues.

Programme period: 2017-2025

Funding: Mistra investerar 122 MSEK av programmets totala budget. Resterade del kommer från deltagande organisationer.

Main contractor: IVL Svenska miljöinstitutet

2017

Mistra Geopolitics

Mistra Geopolitics

Mistra Geopolitics will provide new knowledge, while also identifying the opportunities created by innovation and technological development in a number of areas. The programme brings together expertise in fields such as climate change, natural resources and ecosystems, and water and food supplies, as well as human rights, democracy, immigration, trade and defence.

Programme period: 2017-2024

Funding: Mistra investerar 108 MSEK. Övriga finansiärer bidrar med ytterligare 26 MSEK

Main contractor: Stockholm Environment Institute

2016

Mistra STEPS

Mistra STEPS

Sustainable Plastics and Transition Pathways

Programme period: 2016-2024

Funding: Mistra investerar 95 MSEK. Övriga finansiärer bidrar med ytterligare 32MSEK.

Main contractor: Lunds universitet

Mistra SAMS — Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility Services

Mistra SAMS — Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility Services

Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility Services

Programme period: 2016-2024

Funding: Mistra investerar 85 MSEK.

Main contractor: KTH

2016

Mistra Financial Systems

Mistra Financial Systems

How financial markets and operators can contribute to society’s sustainable development.

Programme period: 2016-2020

Funding: Totalt 57,5 MSEK. Programmet finansierades av Mistra med 28 MSEK. Övrig finansiering kommer från deltagande organisationer.

Main contractor: Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.

2015

Misum: the Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets

Misum: the Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets

Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets

Programme period: 2015-2025

Funding: Mistra investerar 133 MSEK

Main contractor: Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

2015

Mistra REES

Mistra REES

Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions Based on Circular Thinking

Programme period: 2015-2023

Funding: Mistra investerar 89 MSEK. Deltagande organisationer bidrar med ytterligare 39 MSEK.

Main contractor: Linköpings universitet

2015

The Seed Box: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory

The Seed Box: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory

Environmental Humanities Collaboratory

Programme period: 2015-2022

Funding: Mistra investerar 31 MSEK (total programbudget 74 MSEK där även Formas bidrar med 32 MSEK och deltagande parter med 16 MSEK)

Main contractor: Linköpings universitet

2014

Mistra Environmental Nanosafety

Mistra Environmental Nanosafety

Nanotechnology to be used safely in a sustainable society

Programme period: 2014-2023

Funding: Mistra investerar 87 MSEK med 25 procent medfinansiering från ingående parter

Main contractor: Lunds universitet

2014

Mistra Arctic Sustainable Development

Mistra Arctic Sustainable Development

What is the challenge? The geopolitical importance of the Arctic and other northern areas today is greater than ever.

Programme period: 2014-2018

Funding: Mistra investerade 28 MSEK, därutöver samfinanserade parterna (universitet) som ingick i programmet med 7,5 MSEK. Utöver Umeå universitet ingick Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Stockholm Environment Institute och SIPRI (Stockholms internationella fredsforskningsinstitut) i programmet.

Main contractor: ARCUM, Arktiskt forskningscentrum vid Umeå universitet.

2014

AquaAgri

AquaAgri

efficient, sustainable production systems in aquaculture and agriculture

Programme period: 2014-2017

Funding: Programmet finansierades med totalt 62 MSEK, varav Mistra investerade 30 MSEK. Övrig finansiering kom från Formas och Lantmännens forskningsstiftelse.

Main contractor: Helene Oscarsson, Vreta Kluster

2012

Mistra Innovation

Mistra Innovation

Expanding companies are a key factor in new job creation, and deliver our society’s economic growth.

Programme period: 2012-2019

Funding: Mistra investerade 89 MSEK

Main contractor: Mistra

Mistra Closing the loop

Mistra Closing the loop

Society’s growing consumption generates ever more waste. Mistra’s Closing the Loop research programme seeks to foster greater use of secondary raw materials and make this sector more competitive.

Programme period: 2012-2019

Funding: Mistra investerade 84 MSEK

Main contractor: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Mistra Biotech

Mistra Biotech

Biotechnology for Sustainable and Competitive Agriculture and Food Systems

Programme period: 2012-2019

Funding: Mistra investerade 95 MSEK

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

2012

EviEM

EviEM

— The Mistra Council for Evidence-Based Environmental Management

Programme period: 2012-2017

Funding: Mistra investerar 66 MSEK

Main contractor: Stockholm Environment Institute

2012

Mistra Indigo

Mistra Indigo

Instrument Design for Global Climate Mitigation

Programme period: 2012-2015

Funding: Mistra investerar 25 MSEK

Main contractor: IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

2011

Mistra Future Fashion

Mistra Future Fashion

What is the challenge? The fashion industry is global and far-reaching.

Programme period: 2011-2019

Funding: Mistra investerar 80 MSEK

Main contractor: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

2011

Mistra Arctic Futures

Mistra Arctic Futures

Programme period: 2011-2013

Funding: Mistra investerade 38 MSEK

Main contractor: Polarforskningssekretariatet

2010

Mistra Urban Futures

Mistra Urban Futures

Sustainable urbanisation where cities are accessible, green and fair

Programme period: 2010-2019

Funding: Mistra investerar 169 MSEK (takbelopp för ovan angivna period)

Main contractor: Chalmers tekniska högskola

2009

Mistra Future Forests

Mistra Future Forests

Sustainable Strategies under Uncertainty and Risk

Programme period: 2009-2016

Funding: Mistra investerade 55 MSEK

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU

2008

Mistra-SWECIA

Mistra-SWECIA

– Mistra Swedish Research Programme on Climate, Impacts and Adaptation

Programme period: 2008-2015

Funding: Mistra investerar 87 MSEK

Main contractor: SMHI

MistraPharma

MistraPharma

Programme period: 2008-2015

Funding: Mistra investerade 94,2 MSEK

Main contractor: Stockholms universitet

2007

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Sustainability Science for Biosphere Stewardship

Programme period: 2007-2018

Funding: Mistra investerade 192 MSEK

Main contractor: Stockholms universitet

2007

Entwined

Entwined

- Environment and Trade in a world of Interdependence

Programme period: 2007-2013

Funding: Mistra investerade 53 MSEK

Main contractor: IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

2006

E4 Mistra

E4 Mistra

– Energy efficient reduction of exhausts from vehicles

Programme period: 2006-2014

Funding: Mistra investerade 43 MSEK

Main contractor: Volvo Technology AB

2006

PlantComMistra

PlantComMistra

Programme ended in 2013.

Programme period: 2006-2013

Funding: Mistra investerade 69 MSEK

Main contractor: Stockholms universitet

2006

SIRP

SIRP

- Sustainable Investment Research Platform

Programme period: 2006-2012

Funding: Mistra investerade 96 MSEK

Main contractor: Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet

2006

Deeper

Deeper

Programme period: 2006-2010

Funding: Mistra investerar 4,5 MSEK

Main contractor: Uppsala universitet

2006

Transport Mistra

Transport Mistra

Programme period: 2006-2008

Funding: Mistra investerade 31 MSEK

Main contractor: Trivector AB

2004

Steel Eco-Cycle

Steel Eco-Cycle

Programme period: 2004-2013

Funding: Mistra investerade 97 MSEK och industrin investerade 132 MSEK

Main contractor: Jernkontoret

2004

CLIPORE

CLIPORE

– Mistras climate policy research programme

Programme period: 2004-2011

Funding: Mistra investerade 106 MSEK

Main contractor: IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

2004

Black Liquor Gasification

Black Liquor Gasification

Programme period: 2004-2010

Funding: Mistra investerade 43 MSEK

Main contractor: BLG-programmet AB

MASE

MASE

– Microbial Activity for a Sound Environment

Programme period: 2004-2010

Funding: Mistra investerar 58 MSEK.

Main contractor: MASE Laboratorier AB

2003

DOM

DOM

- Domestication of microorganisms

Programme period: 2003-2011

Funding: Mistra investerade 61,3 MSEK

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU

2003

PERSEA

PERSEA

– Plasma-enhanced reaction systems for environment applications

Programme period: 2003-2010

Funding: Mistra investerar 34,7 MSEK

Main contractor: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Uppsala universitet.

Marine Paint

Marine Paint

Programme ended 2010

Programme period: 2003-2010

Funding: Mistra investerar 83 MSEK

Main contractor: Göteborgs universitet

Greenchem

Greenchem

– Speciality Chemicals from Renewable Resources

Programme period: 2003-2010

Funding: Mistra investerar 70 MSEK

Main contractor: Lunds universitet

2002

Heureka

Heureka

– Environmental decision support models for forest land

Programme period: 2002-2009

Funding: Mistra investerar 21 MSEK

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU

2001

HagmarksMISTRA

HagmarksMISTRA

- Management of Seminatural Grasslands - Economics and Ecology

Programme period: 2001-2008

Funding: Mistra investerade 45 MSEK

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU

2000

Soundscape Support to Health

Soundscape Support to Health

Programme period: 2000-2007

Funding: Mistra investerar 40 MSEK

Main contractor: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

1999

News

News

the New Strategy for Risk Management of Chemicals

Programme period: 1999-2009

Funding: Mistra investerade 76,1 MSEK.

Main contractor: Kungl. Tekniska högskolan (KTH)

1999

LUSTRA

LUSTRA

– Land use strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Programme period: 1999-2007

Funding: Mistra investerar 60 MSEK

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU

ASTA

ASTA

International and national abatement strategies for transboundary air pollution

Programme period: 1999-2007

Funding: Mistra investerar 60 MSEK

Main contractor: IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB

1999

MARE

MARE

Marine Research on Eutrophication – a Scientific Base for Cost-Effective Measures for the Baltic Sea

Programme period: 1999-2006

Funding: Mistra investerade 64 MSEK

Main contractor: Stockholm universitet

1998

Urban Water

Urban Water

Sustainable urban water management

Programme period: 1998-2006

Funding: Mistra investerade 65 MSEK. Total omfattning ca 100 MSEK.

Main contractor: Chalmers tekniska högskola

Mountain Mistra

Mountain Mistra

Sustainable Management in the Mountain Region.

Programme period: 1998-2006

Funding: Mistra investerade 85 MSEK

Main contractor: Statens lantbruksuniversitet (Umeå)

1997

Fuel cells in a sustainable society

Fuel cells in a sustainable society

Programme ended 2010.

Programme period: 1997-2010

Funding: Mistra investerade 121 MSEK

Main contractor: Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH)

1997

FOOD 21

FOOD 21

Sustainable Food Production

Programme period: 1997-2008

Funding: Mistra investerade 123 MSEK och näringslivet bidrog med 11 MSEK.

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU

1997

RESE

RESE

– Remote sensing for the environment

Programme period: 1997-2005

Funding: Mistra har investerat 85 MSEK

Main contractor: Metria Miljöanalys, Lantmäteriet

1997

SUCOZOMA

SUCOZOMA

— Sustainable Coastal Zone Management

Programme period: 1997-2004

Funding: Mistra har investerat 80 MSEK

Main contractor: Göteborgs universitet

MiMi

MiMi

– Mitigating the environmental impact of mining waste

Programme period: 1997-2004

Funding: Mistra investerade 76 MSEK. Dessutom tillkom medel från näringslivet.

Main contractor: Luleå tekniska universitet

1997

COLDREM

COLDREM

– Soil remediation in a cold climate

Programme period: 1997-2003

Funding: Mistra investerade 44 MSEK

Main contractor: Umeå universitet

1996

VASTRA

VASTRA

– Water management research programme

Programme period: 1996-2005

Funding: Mistra investerade 68,5 MSEK.

Main contractor: Göteborgs universitet

Biosignal

Biosignal

- Using natural scents to combat insect pests

Programme period: 1996-2005

Funding: Mistra investerade 68 MSEK

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU

1996

SUFOR

SUFOR

- Sustainable forestry in southern Sweden

Programme period: 1996-2004

Funding: Mistra investerade 108 MSEK.

Main contractor: SLU

ÅSC

ÅSC

– Ångström Solar Centre

Programme period: 1996-2004

Funding: Mistra har investerat 75 MSEK. Energimyndigheten har finansierat 75 MSEK.

Main contractor: Uppsala universitet

1996

KAM

KAM

- The Ecocyclic Pulp Mill

Programme period: 1996-2003

Funding: Mistra investerade 90 MSEK. Näringslivets stöd uppgick till 18 MSEK.

Main contractor: Skogsindustrins tekniska forskningsinstitut, STFI

SWECLIM

SWECLIM

Programme ended 2003.

Programme period: 1996-2003

Funding: Mistra investerade 66,7 MSEK.

Main contractor: SMHI

MAaF

MAaF

– Microbial antagonism against fungi

Programme period: 1996-2003

Funding: Mistra investerade 65 MSEK. Näringslivets bidrag med 14 MSEK.

Main contractor: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU

1996

Sustainable Building

Sustainable Building

ByggMISTRA

Programme period: 1996-2002

Funding: Mistra investerade 39 MSEK

Main contractor: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, CTH

1996

Ways Ahead

Ways Ahead

– Paths to sustainable development

Programme period: 1996-2001

Funding: Mistra investerade 22 MSEK

Main contractor: Lunds universitet

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