Our research is carried out in a long-term perspective for both knowledge-building and more knowledge-enhancing activities. Research and development, analyses and so on, are then used to respond more short-term issues on behalf of our clients.

Our main clients are the Swedish Armed Forces (FM), the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the Government Offices of Sweden and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). We also receive many assignments from other government agencies, municipalities and companies in the field of crisis response and security. FOI is also a part of several research partnerships with other actors, such as universities and colleges.