Innovation Skåne

New industries

We are seizing the opportunities for new industries to grow from leading research and other favorable conditions in our region.

Ongoing projects:

HealthTech Nordic
HealthTech Nordic accelerates and unite pioneers in the field of HealthTech. We’re here to connect the dots between innovative solutions, health care, and the global market. Together, we advance ideas and unite resources to address worldwide health care needs while we drive regional development and job creation.

Startups, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts in HealthTech are welcome to join the HealthTech Nordic Community. Membership grants access to gatherings and seminars on relevant topics as well as interaction with interested peers, top-level experts, industry leaders, and potential customers. Startups and entrepreneurs based in the Öresund–Kattegat–Skagerrak area with ambitions to grow internationally can also qualify for the HealthTech Nordic Fast Tracks.

HealthTech Nordic is run by Innovation Skåne along with Noway Health Tech; COBIS in Denmark; and Sahlgrenska Science Park, Smile Incubator, and Invest in Skåne in Sweden. The project is partially financed by Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak, European Regional Development Fund. The goal is to help 100 startups grow and create 700 new jobs. 20 startups are expected to become international fast-growers and 5 international companies to establish in the region. The project will provide a strategy and know-how on employment growth based on inter-regional assets and global needs. Please contact Marianne Larsson for more information.


Materials Business Center
The project constitutes a framework for connecting market and industrial needs with entrepreneurs who are willing and able to adopt technical or scientific solutions to industrial problems and create innovations and commercially viable enterprises. Lars Tilly is the Director, Materials Business Center. The project is supported by European Regional Development Fund.


Baltic TRAM
The international project Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) seeks to strengthen the relationship between analytical research institutions and business, and link expertise to concrete industrial needs. The overall objective is to boost innovation, secure the implementation of smart specialization strategies, and encourage entrepreneurship by supporting small and medium size enterprise – thus contributing to the regional effort of making the Baltic Sea Region innovative, sustainable and competitive. Baltic TRAM is led by DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, in dialogue with 14 project partners and 5 associated organisations from across the Baltic Sea Region. The project is partly funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund), via Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.


Lighting Metropolis
The ambition of Lighting Metropolis is to create growth and make the entire region a leading living laboratory for light. This cooperation is important for the region to benefit from the interdisciplinary core competencies and thereby create a common international profile. 20 demonstration projects will be carried out in for example schools, parks and hospitals, where the project partners can show how light can help ensure security, accessibility, health and learning for citizens. Please contact Markus Mårtensson for more information. The project is supported by European Regional Development Fund Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak.

Read about the demonstration project “Flicker-free LED lighting” (Swedish).


Product Validation in Health, ProVaHealth, is an Interreg Baltic Sea Region-project which facilitates access to health infrastructures for startups and SMEs. It promotes commercialization based on excellent client validation opportunities, hands-on feedback and input for product development. ProVaHealth involves 14 health Living Labs from the Baltic Sea region and works together with ScanBalt and the European Network of Living Labs.

Cross4Health unlocks the collaborative potential of Aerospace and Energy SMEs leveraged on Biotechnology, ICT and Medical Devices sectors for the generation of innovative solutions that enhance patient-centred personalized care. Cross4Health will select more than 70 innovative project ideas to accelerate and further support monetarily and with innovation services.

Materials Business Center

To me it’s more about the positive change in society that Materials Business Center can contribute to, than the specific innovations. It’s about finding solutions to global challenges that relates to all of us, in energy, environment, transportation and medicine, where new materials are part of the solution, and at the same time creates new companies and employment.

Edvard Hall, Project leader