Open call: Digital built environment in practice

Apply before: the 4th of February 2021

This call for proposals aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the built environment, through projects that centre around digitalisation and industrial processes. Applications can address processes, forms of collaboration, business models, technology or a combination of these.

The purpose of the call is to accelerate digital transformation through activities that involve stakeholders throughout the value chain, from planning to the long-term management of the built environment. The current pandemic has sparked the realisation that a swifter transition to a more sustainable society through digitalisation is achievable. At the same time, there is a tendency to focus on short-term solutions for coping with the current situation.

Projects should leverage the capacity to quickly transform, as society has demonstrated, together with a focus on the long-term impacts of the solutions. The call therefore focuses on projects whose results can be implemented in the near future, are resource-efficient and scalable, and can be widely applied in spatial planning. Smart Built Environment specifically encourages projects that enable and incentivise new business or operational models, innovative forms of collaboration, and new or developed value chains.

More information and call text on website of Formas


Apply for 1. Innovation ideas: To study the feasibility of an early idea or to test a developed idea on a smaller scale, or
2. Research, development or innovation projects.


Private companies, public-sector organisations, higher education institutions and research institutes. At least two parties must participate in the application. At least one of the participating parties must work at a private company or a public-sector organisation.


Applicants for Innovation ideas can apply for 500,000 kronor. Project duration: maximum 12 months. Research, development or innovation projects can apply for between 500,000 and 4 million kronor. Project duration: 12 to 48 months.