New 100 List: Research for sustainable emergency preparedness with commercial potential

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences is now presenting this year’s 100 List. The research projects selected from Sweden’s universities are all considered to have significant commercial potential. The focus is on preparedness for and society’s capacity to manage emergencies and crises.

“Our intention is for IVA’s 100 List to shine a light on the need for researchers and businesses to find each other and collaborate to solve the challenges we face as a society. By building bridges between academia and business, research with the potential to change the world will have a better chance of being turned into actual benefits, and thereby making Sweden more competitive,” says Tuula Teeri, IVA’s President.

The choice of theme for this year’s 100 List is a direct consequence of the coronavirus pandemic

Many of the challenges brought by the pandemic are linked to emergency preparedness and the capacity to manage crises. But the research featured on this year’s 100 List is not limited to pandemics, it also addresses other crises that sweep through society such as wars/geopolitical conflicts, natural disasters, financial crises, cyberattacks, or shortages of water, energy, raw materials, components and talent.

The 51 research products on IVA’s 100 List 2021 have been selected because they create value for companies or societies in the form of knowledge, processes, products or business development. The research can be applied in one of the following areas:

  • Smart industry
  • Circular economy
  • Society and prosperity
  • Infrastructure
  • Business models
  • Green industries

“This year’s 100 List highlights the enormous challenges we are facing as a society right now, but also the huge potential for solutions that actually already exists at our Swedish universities. By recognising these we hope to contribute to them being put to good use as well,” says Malin Mohr, Project Manager at IVA.

About IVA’s 100 List

The 100 List is produced by the IVA Research2Business (R2B) project which aims to support Sweden as a leader in turning academic research in the engineering and economic sciences into innovation and competitiveness in business and industry. IVA’s 100 List was launched in connection with IVA’s 100th anniversary in 2019, which is how the initiative got its name. The project is run in cooperation with Vinnova, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, the Knowledge Foundation, Almi and Sweden’s universities.

Read more about the list here (in Swedish)

Research projects by university 


Number of projects

Chalmers University of Technology


Stockholm School of Economics


University of Borås


University of Skövde


Jönköping University


Royal Institute of Technology


Linköping University


Linnaeus University


Luleå University of Technology


Lund University


Malmö University


Mid Sweden University


Mälardalen University


Stockholm University


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


Uppsala University


Please note that some of the research projects are a collaboration between multiple universities. 

Contact information

Per Andersson
Press Officer
Phone +46 72-071 39 73