Informatics and work - Funding

IAW was formally responsible for our own budget for 2-3 people during 2005-2008, but even before that, from 1999 onward, the group, consisting of 2-3 people, was highly dependant on successful applicantions for external funding and bids for commissioned research.  During the first four years, our research was funded entirely though external sources.

On the one hand, we applied for and recieved funding for research and development projects from governmental funding agencies. On the other hand, we managed to get commissions for field studies and surveys that supported other national and international on-going projects. (See Current projects and Previous projects)


External funds

Faculty funds


  550 000



  953 000



  932 000



1 112 000



1 050 000

267 000


  920 000

231 999


1 180 000

289 999


163 400

714 542


 951 630

458 306


793 165

590 297

Table 1: External and internal funding of IAW:s research work during 1999-2008, in Swedish Crowns (SEK). 

The sums above show the total funding received,  before deduction of shared administrative costs, which total approx. 35%. In some cases, in interdisciplinary projects, our external funds have also funded work done on commission by researchers in other departments at Blekinge Institute of Technology.


The following agencies, foundations and European programs have contributed through the years to making our research possible through research grants and funding of projects:

Blekinge Research Foundation (Blekinge Forskningsstiftelse)

Blekinge Forskningsråd (BSF)/Landstinget

European Fourth Framework Program, Telematics Applications in Rural and Urban Areas

Innovative Actions under the European Regional Development Funds IA ERDF

The Regional Information Society Initiative (RISI++) under the European Regional Development Funds

The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (NUTEK) NUTEK 

The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, VINNOVA (Verket för Innovationssystem) VINNOVA

The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) VR 

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) SIDA

The Swedish Council for Work Life Research, RALF (Rådet för Arbetslivsforskning)

The Swedish Savings Bank Foundation Kronan (Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronan) Kronan 

The Wilhelm Sonesson Foundation (also known as the Ronneby Soft Center Foundation)

The II Foundation. .SE 

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish Research Council (VR), within the framework of the Swedish Research Links program.

We also wish to acknowledge the work done by Elisabeth Rosengren and Hans Lindgren, who as project initiators and project leaders used every window of opportunity available to achieve the European and national funding we have taken part of through the TANGO project, RISI++ and One-Stop Service projects. AMBO


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