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Sustainable expansion in the north

Norrbotten and Västerbotten are currently undergoing major investments and societal transformations as Swedish industry takes a leading role in the transition to a fossil-free world. Cities and communities where establishments take place need to switch from declining to growing communities to meet the need for skills.

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How can the need for skills that arise in the wake of billion-dollar investments give impetus to the growth of attractive and sustainable societies? What is needed for housing, infrastructure and services in cities and communities to be able to develop quickly and meet the needs? And how do we make it happen in a sustainable, beautiful and inclusive way - which attracts new residents to not only make a quick visit but also to stay and integrate into society?

These are key issues that will be discussed at Vinnova's seminar "Open up for innovation" on 11 February. What the transformation means for the people, the places and the culture, and what is needed from society, the emerging industry and business.

Here you can read about some of Vinnova's investments for sustainable change in Norrbotten and Västerbotten

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Sweden shows the way to a sustainable industry

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Jonas Brändström

Director, Head of Division

+46 8 473 31 94

Last updated 3 February 2022

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