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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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SEK 25 million to boost basic research in mathematics

24 March 2021
This year, fifteen mathematicians will share funding worth 25 million kronor from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s mathematics program, enabling young mathematicians to conduct research at some of the world’s...
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Sweden’s fastest supercomputer for AI now online

23 March 2021
Berzelius is now Sweden’s fastest supercomputer for AI and machine learning, and has been installed in the National Supercomputer Centre at Linköping University. A donation of EUR 29.5 million from...
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The National SciLifeLab-KAW COVID-19 Research program is extended through funding from KAW

22 March 2021
Press release from SciLifeLab In March 2020, SciLifeLab launched a national COVID-19 research program together with the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). Now, the program will be prolonged and...
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Sweden’s quantum computer project shifts up a gear

15 March 2021
Press release from Chalmers University of Technology Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is almost doubling the annual budget of the research initiative Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology, WACQT, based at...
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Wallenberg Foundations grants 2020 – SEK 2.4 billion

9 March 2021
Funding allocated to research in 2020 totaled almost SEK 2.4 billion. Most of the funding by the Foundations is awarded by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, which focuses on basic...
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A new hub for developing medicines of the future at the University of Gothenburg

1 March 2021
Press release from the University of Gothenburg In recent years, techniques have been developed to treat diseases with what are known as oligonucleotide drugs, based on short DNA or RNA...
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The KAW-supported SciLifeLab program on COVID-19 vaccine effects now launches with ten new projects 

15 February 2021
Pressrelease from SciLifeLab In December 2020, SciLifeLab and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), announced a call for a national program studying the effects of COVID-19 vaccines. Now, the...
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SEK 40 million for research on covid-19 vaccine

7 December 2020
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has allocated SEK 40 million to SciLifeLab for research on the efficacy and function of covid-19 vaccines. “Covid-19 is a new, and still in many...
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SEK 3.7 billion funding for life science – Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation launches a new research initiative

20 October 2020
The initiative spans basic research in fields such as new therapeutics, epidemiology and infection biology, precision medicine and diagnostics, evolution and biodiversity, as well as cell and molecular biology. These...
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SEK 50 million for further Covid-19 research

7 October 2020
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted a further SEK 50 million for research related to Covid-19 at SciLifeLab. In spring this year the Foundation allocated SEK 50 million for...
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