Infrastructure of national importance 2012-2014

The Foundation has throughout its history funded advanced equipment and infrastructure. During 2012-2014 through its program Infrastructure of national importance. Awarded infrastructures should serve researchers at all Swedish universities. Later, a great deal of equipment has been financed through depreciation costs rather than direct investments, so those costs comprise a portion of a project or individual grant.

Infrastructure of national importance in 2014

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded grants of SEK 203 million for investment in infrastructure of national importance at Sweden's universities. This year's decision provides funds for advanced infrastructure in the fields of medicine, biology, technology, ecology and geosciences.

Chalmers University of Technology
Professor Jan Grahn, together with his colleagues, has been awarded a grant of SEK 39,150,000 for “A National Laboratory in Terahertz Characterisation”.

University of Gothenburg
Director Michael Klages, together with colleagues at the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology and Stockholm University, has been awarded a grant of SEK 38,060,000 for “MUST - Mobile Underwater Systems Tools.”

Professor Andrew Ewing, together with colleagues at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, has been awarded a grant of SEK 37,109,000 for “The Imaging metabolomics and lipidomics infrastructure”.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Professor Jens Fransson, together with his colleagues, has been awarded a grant of SEK 23,609,000 for “Odqvist laboratory for experimental MUlit-SCaLE mechanics – MUSCLE”.

Umeå University
Professor Bernt Eric Uhlin, together his colleagues at Umeå University, Karolinska Institutet, Linköping University, Lund University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded a grant of SEK 37,000,000 for “A National Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Tomography Facility for Research and Advanced Training”.

Uppsala University
Professor Mats Larhed, together with his colleagues at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet, has been awarded a grant of SEK 27,866,000 for the project “A National Infrastructure for Preclinical Molecular Imaging”.

Infrastructure of national importance in 2013

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Associate Professor Jonas Weissenrieder, together with his colleagues, has been awarded a grant of SEK 36 000 000 for ”Ultrafast Characterization Infrastructure”

Lund University
Professor Reine Wallenberg, together with his colleagues, has been awarded a grant of SEK 31 000 000 for ”Environmental electron microscopy facility”.

Professor Christoph Quitmann, has been awarded a grant of SEK 15 000 000 for relocation of existing radiation tubes, financed by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, to the new MAX IV facility.         

Chalmers University of Technology
Professor Eva Olsson, together with her colleagues at Chalmers University of Technology and SIK – The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, has been awarded a grant of SEK 33 000 000 for ”Soft Microscopy”.

Linköping University
Professor Magnus Berggren, together with his colleagues at Karlstad University, Acreo AB, Mittuniversitetet, Lund University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Chalmers University of Technology, has been awarded a grant of SEK 24 000 000 for ”Swedish Research Laboratory for Printed Electronics”.

Infrastructure of national importance in 2012

Technology and physics

  • Telescope at Onsala Space Observatory: SEK 29.7 million, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Equipment for nanotechnology: SEK 22 million, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Equipment for nanotechnology; SEK 30 million, Lund University
  • Equipment for nanotechnology and medical technology: SEK 30 million, Royal Institute of Technology

Life science and medicine

  • Equipment for genome sequencing: SEK 57.8 million, Uppsala University and Royal Institute of Technology
  • Support for bioinformatics: SEK 58.5 million, Stockholm University and Uppsala University
  • Equipment for and operation of NMR spectroscopy: SEK 40.5 million, University of Gothenburg and Umeå University
  • Equipment for and operation of metabolite analyses: SEK 38.7 million, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University, and Chalmers University of Technology
  • Equipment for brain imaging: SEK 24 million, Karolinska Institutet

Art research

  • Equipment for art research: SEK 20 million, Royal College of Music