About FOI

FOI researches for a safer, more secure world. This is the vision that we aim to achieve in everything we do.

FOI, the Swedish Defence Research Agency, is one of Europe’s leading research institutes in defence and security. FOI is a government agency under the Ministry of Defence, and most of its activities are assignment-based. Our largest clients are the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, the Government Offices and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. We also have many assignments from other government authorities, municipalities and companies, within the defence and security fields.

FOI is organized into seven divisions. Six are research divisions within different expert areas. The seventh is a support division working for instance with administration, IT and communication.