Besides being of strategic relevance, a strategic project must also be of the highest scientific quality and be beneficial to Sweden. Calls regarding Strategic initiatives are posted for application when the Foundation has identified an area that is in particularly urgent need of support for the good of the country.
- Stem cell biology, research for new treatments for cardiovascular and muscle diseases and leukemia, SEK 100 million
- Human Protein Atlas Project, HPA, a mapping of the protein expression of the human being’s roughly 20,000 protein-coding genes, SEK 900 million
- Brainpower, an initiative targeting neurological diseases such as MS and Parkinson’s, SEK 100 million
- Spruce Genome Project, a mapping of the genome of the spruce tree, SEK 75 million