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The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is the largest private financier of research in Sweden and also one of Europe’s largest. The Foundation’s aim is to benefit Sweden by supporting Swedish basic research and education, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 100 years

100 years in support of excellent Swedish research and education

They are 2017’s Wallenberg Academy Fellows

14 December 2017
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s investments in young researchers continue. This year, 24 outstanding researchers have been selected as Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Thanks to this funding, many of them...
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100th anniversary donation by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation: SEK 1.6 billion for artificial intelligence and quantum technology research

14 November 2017
With developments in quantum technology and artificial intelligence (AI) predicted to have a major impact on research activities and society at large, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) has...
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eLife welcomes the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation as a new funder-partner

9 November 2017
Leading Swedish research funder joins nonprofit coalition The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden, has added its weight to the funder-backed effort to reform science publishing, eLife. Established 100 years...
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ForMAX – wood research for a better future

23 October 2017
Press release from MAX IV: MAX IV Laboratory has received 100 million SEK from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for the investment in a new beamline, ForMAX, designed to serve...
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Grants to 18 research projects that may lead to future scientific breakthroughs

27 September 2017
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted a total of SEK 560 million to 18 research projects considered to be of the highest international level, and potentially leading to future...
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Centenary Symposium: Metabolism – The Foundation of Life

20 September 2017
Leading metabolism researchers will gather in Gothenburg on September 28 and present the latest research in their field at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s 100-year anniversary symposium. The symposium,...
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Centenary symposium: Has the democratisation of the world come to a halt?

14 September 2017
A number of years ago, a wave of democratisation swept the Arab world; today, in many countries, the situation is anything but democratic. In the West, growing populism is affecting...
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Cutting-edge scientists in life sciences speech at symposium in Stockholm

6 September 2017
Humanity’s origins, protein mapping and the neurobiology of the world’s deadliest animal, the mosquito, are some of the topics addressed by a group of cutting-edge scientists at a life sciences...
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The digital future – research into astounding materials and new technology

4 September 2017
Plants that store energy, printed electronics, social robots and visualisation technology that will make autonomous cars a reality. These are some of the research areas to be presented during the...
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Investing millions in mathematics

23 March 2017
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is continuing its investments in Swedish mathematics research. This year’s grants will make it possible for 13 mathematicians to develop their research, search for...
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