On September 21, the Swedish government presented the budget proposal for 2016 to the parliament.
The government comments that the build-up of SciLifeLab has been very successful, and that it is a well functioning research center that develops and offers frontline technologies.
In the research and innovation bill 2012, SciLifeLab was granted a yearly support of SEK 200 million 2013-2016. In the new proposal the government suggests an increased investment of SEK 50 million during 2016.
The life science effort is further strengthened by parallel investments. In order to bridge the gap between basic research and commercialization of research results, the government has proposed several innovation initiatives.