VINNOVA, in this case, finances IT services for support and help in everyday life. VINNOVA is funding five projects, with up to 1.5 million SEK (~$190000) each, that are using IT to develop products and services for use by individuals in a living and leisure context.
“This grant catches everyday needs, where users take an active part in developing the solution. All projects have a beneficial perspective to the end-user, and bridges in different ways distances. For example, the distance between people or languages” – says Mattias Esbjörnsson, VINNOVA.
Saplos grant include:
Multi-lingual semantic search engine – Saplo AB in Malmö will, together with Malmö University, develop a language independent semantic search engine, which makes it possible to find pieces of text with similar meanings, written in different languages.
Read the official press release from Vinnova (Swedish).