Innovation Skåne supports innovation and regional development in several ways.
We have a great track record and long experience from our startup support; offering entrepreneurs and innovators professional advice, relevant networking and partnerships. We help hundreds of entrepreneurs every year in their ambitions to become internationally successful companies, companies that create new jobs, solve global challenges and make the world a better place.
Do you have an innovative solution in health care or new industries such as materials or lighting? We provide access and guidance to external innovators and businesses with new solutions which could benefit from Region Skåne as a customer. The support includes testbeds, strategic partnerships, network and facilitation of connections to Region Skåne.
Another important focus area for us is seizing the opportunities for new industries to grow from research and other favorable conditions in this region such as new materials, healthtech and lightning.
We also work on constantly improving the climate for entrepreneurship and the Swedish innovation system. We interact with other innovation supporters here and around the world for new perspectives and ideas, we aim for smarter cooperation with established industries and help the government and public bodies understand the needs of stabile entrepreneurship. We import new methods from other countries, develop some on our own and try them out in pioneering projects. Right now we are in leadership of these projects: Business Incubation 2020, HealthTech Nordic and Materials Business Center. Our much appreciated method Power Hour and our industry partner program, where we work with Alfa Laval, E.On and Arla, are just a couple of the successful methods that we choose to keep in our tool box.
Research shows that one new highly professional job in a fast growing company (innovative, entrepreneurial and international) creates three more new jobs within the broader labour market, for example in the service sector. That’s why we only work with ideas and entrepreneurs with the potential of becoming fast growing companies.
If Swedish businesses can claim 1 % of the estimated market for connected health devices in 2020, it would give 10.000 new jobs. That’s what we’re aiming for and we think we are quite modest.