State risk capital change

Writing in DI debate on Saturday, Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg (S), writes that the government is presenting its proposition for a new structure for state risk capital and state company financing. The government suggests launching a national development company, Fondinvest AB, which will be the hub for future state risk capital.

  The government will also take the initiative in establishing a demonstration fund for developing renewable fuels, bio-based materials, networked products or to test new technology. Sweden’s future export successes need to be tested under real conditions before they can be launched on the market.

  The proposition is intended to strengthen the ability for Swedish companies to create, grow and export with a base in Sweden.