Welcome to the launch of the first Business Guide for the Kvarken region

Future Cleantech Solutions is an Interreg Botnia Atlantica project that works with change, innovation and networks within the business community in the Kvarken region. For three years, we have worked in the project together to bring together local small and medium-sized companies with current large investments and establishments in the Kvarken region. This has resulted in a guide to successful cross-border collaboration.

Let's Talk Circular Business!

During the digital event Let’s Talk Circular Business on October 21st, participants from all over Sweden and Finland, and from other countries in the world, got the opportunity to listen and learn more about the journey of four companies transforming their business model into a circular business model. Experts in Circular Economy also shared their knowledge about methodologies, platforms, initiatives and showed cases from both Sweden and Finland as well as international examples.

The crops of the future are here

It all started with a patent from NASA that led to large-scale production of vegetables in a closed environment outside Sundsvall for 20 years. Now the technology has been further refined to become the future cultivation system of forest plants - completely digitally controlled and automated.
- The industry works hard to digitize and here we can ensure that the start of each plant is optimal. The world needs more high-quality trees to be planted from a sustainability perspective, says Johanna Johansson, CEO of Plantvation.

Lighting by Ström wants to create an enlightened industry

The ability to install modern and energy-efficient lighting has changed with new technology. The newly started Umeå company Lighting by Ström wants to improve knowledge about lighting and focus the spotlight on how the industry can change towards a circular economy and sustainability.
- There is a lot to gain here, both for those who own a property and the people who move in the building. Our mission is to show the benefits of taking the help of a lighting designer, says returnee Anna Clara Sandgren.

High Coast Innovation Park, the new international name for Domsjö area

The industrial area in Domsjö in Örnsköldsvik has now been given a new international name, High Coast Innovation Park.

- It creates a lot of value for us entrepreneurs to have a common name and it is important to have an international name while operating on a global arena as we do. It is a great advantage to be part of something bigger, says Björn Vedin, CEO of Domsjö Fabriker, one of the actors in the area.

Good opportunities for Swedish smart grid companies in Germany

There are good opportunities for Swedish smart grid companies that are looking to export to Germany. The biggest possibilities are within e-mobility and charging infrastructure, energy storage and smart grid technology, but also smart cities and smart home products and solutions contributing to the Energiewende are needed. This is the conclusion of a webinar held by the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) on behalf of Smart City Sweden.

Sekab Invests in the Future

Green, domestic production of fuel is necessary according to Sekab, a company located in Örnsköldsvik in the north of Sweden. Sekab would like to take the lead in the production. A new global collaboration will lead to a commercial facility in Örnsköldsvik with green chemicals, such as softwood as raw material.

- We have the innovations and have been proactive in the technological development. We are now equipped to take the next step, says Monika Normark, CTO at Sekab.


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