Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) is an independent public authority, created to serve the Ministry of Defence and now also serving an increasing number of civilian clients. Core activities are applied research and development for defense, safety and security, in a wide range of specialist fields including sensor and information technologies, command and control, aerospace and underwater technology, physical and nuclear, biological and chemical protection. FOI responds to client requirements using in-house expertise, and through an extensive network of cooperation with partners in academic institutions, companies and applied research institutes in Sweden and abroad. Projects range from short, problem solving to long term studies, technology development and assessment in a broad spectrum of areas from natural sciences and physiology to social sciences and policy analysis.