Principles for project funding
All PhD projects are sponsored by industrial partners with finances and/or inkind contribution: SweGRIDS makes additional funding available by national funding (Swedish Energy Agency) and further contributions from partners.
The major SweGRIDS partners are the same as InnoEnergy CC Sweden partners. However, additional partners not currently in KIC InnoEnergy can be included in SweGRIDS.
Project selection is in two stages. A Steering Board consisting of members from the major stake‐holders discusses the proposal with regard to its alignment to SweGRIDS goals, suitability in view of other past and present projects in SweGRIDS, and the availability of the industry and state funding. A recommendation on each proposed project is then put to the rector of KTH to decide in conjunction with the rector of Uppsala University whether the project should receive funding as proposed.
Academics at KTH and UU can propose projects using this
template (docx 33 kB)
and emailing the proposal to the centre's
team (choose the deputy director for your university). The proposal should be sent with at least 2 weeks before the next board meeting (see
). Note that the industrial funding is necessary in any SweGRIDS project, and the project is expected to have substantial involvement from industry researchers and users of the work. It is therefore advised to have contact with likely industry partners in advance, in order to ensure there will be industry support.
The expected lifespan is 10 years from the start date of Dec.01, 2011.
SweGRIDS is strongly connected to the Swedish theme of KIC InnoEnergy and to national demonstration platforms on smart grids. The main research areas of SweGRIDS are the same as the CC Sweden innovation projects. PhD projects support CC Sweden Innovation projects by creating background knowledge. PhD students can apply to join the Smart Electric Grids and Storage track of the InnoEnergy PhD School, which provides further education and activities in the direction of entrepreneurship, business and innovation.