Partnerships and Summits

IVA works internationally in order to build bridges between the business community, academia and policy makers. We do this to enhance science-based dialogue in tackling global challenges, as well as knowledge exchange and to ensure that Swedish expertise has global reach.


IVA represents Sweden in the following international networks of engineering, science and technology academies: 

CAETS: The Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), is an independent non-political, international alliance of independent, non-governmental engineering and technological sciences academies from 30 countries. CAETS provides a forum for the consideration of technology-related issues of global significance. IVA serves as officer in the Executive Committee and is also a member of the board.

Euro-CASE: The European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE) is an independent non-profit organisation of academies of applied science and engineering and consists of 23 European countries. Through Euro-CASE the academies together provide independent scientific advice to policy makers, to support their decision-making. IVA serves as officer in the Executive Committee and is also a member of the board.

IVA supports a number of international organisations through long term in-depth cooperation. These strategic partner organisations contribute to promoting fact- based policy advice, international cooperation and research exchanges.

SJF: The Sweden-Japan Foundation promotes a deeper and broader long-term exchange by giving young people the opportunity to visit Japan for studies, research or internship. IVA is a member and sponsor of Sweden-Japan Foundation.

TSHK: The German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and IVA are together behind the initiative 'German Swedish Tech Forum'. The purpose is to create a platform for long-term bilateral exchange of knowledge and experience and to create opportunities for networking.

ICC: The International Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization working to promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation to accelerate sustainable growth to the benefit of all. IVA is a member and participates in committée work.

EUA: the European University Association plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.

AFSR: Association franco-suédoise pour la Recherche was founded in 1967 by IVA. AFSR has an important role as a bridge builder between Swedish and French research and technology development

Summits and bilateral activities 

The Academy also works directly with academies and partner organisations on bilateral and multilateral activities:

FOE: Frontiers of Engineering is an interdisciplinary symposium that brings together emerging engineering leaders from industry, universities, and other research institutions to discuss pioneering technical work and leading-edge research. The symposium is co-hosted by Euro- CASE and the National Academy of Engineering in the U.S. IVA is 2019 and 2021 serving as the administrator and organizer for the European side of the event.

JSPS: in collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Sweden-Japan Foundation and the Japanese Embassy in Sweden, we annually arrange a top scientists lecture to highlight important research and areas for collaboration between Sweden and Japan.

CAST: held jointly with the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), is the Top Scientist Forum. It is an arrangement on a regular basis, to promote science and knowledge exchange between top scientists and engineers.

NYAS: in collaboration with the New York Academy of Sciences, IVA is running the Junior Academy Programme in Sweden. The Junior Academy is a virtual community of exceptional teens who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and committed to making a difference in the world.

Contact information

Elin Elliot
Head of International Affairs
Phone +46 8-791 29 28