Our Projects

We are convinced that green technology, clean energy and sustainable solutions (cleantech) are important components towards reaching the global goals. We are also convinced that profitability and sustainability go hand in hand. Therefor we are managing a number of projects that will lead to a cleaner growth through collaboration, new innovations and export of sustainable solutions.

Cleaner Growth - the Cleantech Initiative in Northern Sweden

Cleaner Growth is a regional project aiming to increase the number of innovations as well as exporting commercially viable products and services with environmental relevance from Västerbotten and Örnsköldsvik. Big focus is also on attracting players from global markets to increase to export of green technology, clean energy and sustainable solutions (cleantech).

Cleaner Growth is during 2016-2018 and is 50 % funded by European Union European Regional Development Fund, Mål 2. Other financiers are Skellefteå Municipality, Skellefteå Kraft, Umeå Energi, Vakin, Bostaden, Umeå Kommunföretag, Umeå Municipality, Västerbotten County Council, Örnsköldsvik Municipality, Processum and Region Västerbotten.

The project is divided into two parts, Commercialisation and International Business and is owned by Uminova Innovation and is, together with Arctic Business Incubator also coordinating the subproject Commercialisation. Kompetensspridning i Umeå is, together with Skellefteå Municipality coordinating the subproject International Business.

Cleantech Kvarken - a Cross-Border Collaboration

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the regional platform with a cross-border collaboration with the Vaasa Region in Finland.

Cleantech Kvarken is during 2015-2018 and is 60 % funded by the European Union program Interreg Bothnia-Atlantica. Other financiers are Region Västerbotten, Umeå Municipality, Umeå Energi, Örnsköldsvik Municipality, Österbottens Förbund, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK, Merinova Oy and the city of Vaasa. Project owners are Kompetensspridning i Umeå AB.

Read more about the collaboration here

The Internationalisation Program Greenhouse

Together with Business Sweden we have an internationalisation program which aims to help cleantech companies from the region to go to export. Eight companies have been selceted to participate and get coach from Business Sweden. The program runs for 18 months and is financed by Business Sweden and the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten.


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