The Swedish government allocates a total of SEK 265 million over four years for research on infection and antibiotics. The initiative was announced in the Research and Innovation bill of 2013, outlining the Swedish government’s research policy and funding for 2013-2016.

In the bill, the Swedish government further states that:

“To strengthen the international competitiveness of Swedish research, the Government has used the following starting points for the assessments made in the bill:
• freedom, long-term approach and greater opportunities for risk-taking;
• greater possibilities to achieve high quality;
• good conditions for researchers;
• initiatives for society and business; and
• increased utilisation of research-based knowledge.”

Link: Research and Innovation – A summary of Government Bill 2012/13:30