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
An accelerator and fast-growing community of pioneers within 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 Oslo Medtech in Norway; 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. 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.



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).



Nordic Connected Health Star Track
A project with the mission to identify and support the growth of the best startups in the Nordic countries. Together, the project partners support startups, entrepreneurs and innovators with customer interaction, regulatory expertise, rapid prototyping, direct feedback from the mobile industry, synergies, activities for successful internationalization and much more. Marianne Larsson is the project manager.

Innovationsmiljöer för smarta hållbara städer – Urban Magma
A project with the vision to make southern Sweden an internationally recognised region in terms of cutting edge development of products and services for urban technology supply systems dealing with energy, water and waste. The project facilitates for municipalities, companies and academia to co-formulate the city’s needs. Businesses are then matched against the needs for development of products and services. Jonas Andersson represents Innovation Skåne in this project. The project is supported by European Regional Development Fund.



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