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.