Four focus areas
IVA’s projects and programmes are run within the Academy’s various divisions and are based on four interdisciplinary and complementary focus areas to meet the future challenges in society. These themes have been chosen because, from IVA’s perspective, they are linchpins for Sweden’s development and are areas in which IVA has a role to play. The four focus areas are: World-Class Knowledge; Industry and Enterprise of the Future; Climate–Resources–Energy; and People–Technology–Society.
The Industry and Enterprise of the Future focus area explores the conditions and opportunities for enterprise, leadership and industrial development. Projects within this area are: The Entrepreneurship Academy; Research2business; IVA’s Smart Industry; and Prince Daniel’s Fellowship.
Director: Johan Carlstedt, Focus Area Chair: Carola Lemne
Climate–Resources–Energy is a focus area exploring resource effectiveness, the circular economy, the energy supply and climate issues. Projects within this area are: Climate Crossroads; Sustainable New Start for Sweden; and Resource Effectiveness and the Circular Economy.
Director: Karin Byman, Focus Area Chair: Karl Bergman
Within the World-Class Knowledge focus area IVA is exploring the conditions in the Swedish education system, attitudes to knowledge and learning, and the conditions for research, higher education and life-long learning. Projects within this area are: Knowledge Society of the Future; Junior Academy; NTA Digital; and Private Sector R&D Investments.
Director: Martin Wikström, Focus Area Chair: Maria Anvret
The People–Technology–Society focus area is a meetingplace for systems thinking and a holistic perspective – shedding light on how people, technology and society can interact for a better future. Projects within this area are: Digitalisation for Increased Competitiveness; Digitalisation – facilitator of future prosperity; and Sustainable Water Supply.
Director: Staffan Eriksson, Focus Area Chair: Åsa Söderström Winberg