Knowledge and expertise
IVA is an easily accessible expert body, independent of individual interests, ideologies and party politics. The Academy is financed through grants from the business community, foundation funds and direct government funding.
IVA’s vision is “Technology in the service of humanity”. We believe in and work for the ability to make a positive contribution to society through technical and economic science.
According to the Academy’s mission statement, IVA is to “...promote the engineering and economic sciences and the development of industry for the benefit of society.” IVA has a unique position to act as a catalyst for the transition to a long-term competitive and sustainable society.
The more than 1.000
Swedish fellows, are divided into twelve divisions with different focusing in various fields within engineering and economics:
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building and Construction, Mining and Materials, Management, Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences, Forest Technology, Economics, Biotechnology, Education and Research Policy, and Information Technology.