About Skåne Innovation Week

Skåne Innovation Week will soon be taking place for the fifth time, and we hope you’ll be a part of it with us!

Skåne Innovation Week is an annual event taking place throughout the region, showcasing all of the exciting innovations that actors and individuals are working with-from Malmö to Kristianstad to Trelleborg, and every city in between.

Do you have an activity that you’d like to showcase during this year’s Skåne Innovation Week? We’re now accepting applications and have even opened up the opportunity for you to apply for funding for your activity. Register your activity today! (For extra info in English, be sure to send a message our way.)

A Look Back at Previous Years

Last year’s Skåne Innovation Week produced over 140 activities that were organised by more than 200 actors in different parts of Skåne. You can find all the activities that were organised during last year’s week here, as well as pictures and news/updates from the week (in Swedish) here.

Looking Ahead to 2018

This year’s Skåne Innovation Week will be taking place from May 28th to June 1st. During that week, residents and innovators just like you can showcase your work by arranging an activity. You can even receive funding from us to give your activity that extra boost it needs.

This year as in years past, we will continue to work with the regional development strategy, and Skåne Innovation Week -and all the actors involved to reach the strategy’s ambitious goals by 2030. Skåne Innovation Week is arranged by the department for regional development at Region Skåne, and the project manager responsible is Karl Philip Barakate.

Common questions and answers

Still have questions about Skåne Innovation Week? Here are a few helpful answers to some FAQs!

What is Skåne Innovation Week?

Skåne Innovation Week is a week with activities taking place in different parts of Skåne. The week will take place between 28th of May and 1nd of June in 2018. The week consists of arrangements organised by different actors. What they have in common is that they are all, in some way, working toward a more innovative Skåne.

Why are we doing Skåne Innovation Week?

Skåne Innovation Week is a part of Region Skåne’s work to implement the ambitious innovation strategy. It is also part of the work to further strengthen Skåne’s innovation culture, and the skills for innovation and entrepreneurship.

What is the goal of Skåne Innovation Week?

The goal is for the region to be an exciting, vibrant and fun place to live and work. All people, companies and initiatives should be given the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Skåne is already ranked high on the list of innovative regions. But we are aiming higher; Skåne shall be Europe’s, perhaps even the world’s, most innovative region year 2020.

Who is Skåne Innovation Week for?

All present, and future, entrepreneurs, business owners, politicians, decision makers and actors within the so called innovation support scheme are welcome to take part during the week.

Who arranges Skåne Innovation Week?

Region Skåne is responsible for arranging Skåne Innovation Week. The different arrangements are, however, organised by different actors in Skåne. Region Skåne will provide information material about Skåne Innovation Week, which organisers can use in conjuncture with the event.The organiser of the activity is responsible for the implementation of the activity (Region Skåne will therefore not take any practical responsibility regarding the arrangements). Skåne Innovation Week is thus no single fair or conference, but rather a joint program with arrangements in Skåne for five days.

What does the set-up look like for this week?

The week will be packed with activities taking place in different parts of Skåne. The activities are put together in a common program, and under the name Skåne Innovation Week.

One day of the week will be especially dedicated to Skåne Innovation Day. It is an arrangement with Region Skåne as the main host, and with Region Skåne creating the program. This day is only for those invited. Date, place and content is not yet determined. We will return with more information!

Can anyone arrange an event?

Yes, as long as the activity meets the criteria for the goals of Skåne Innovation Week. Both public, as well as private, actors are welcome.

Are the events open to everyone?

Yes! They are open to everyone. If there is a restriction regarding a particular activity, the individual organiser will inform about it.

What kind of activities can be organized?

In 2017 we arranged more than 140 activities as a part of Skåne Innovation Week and for 2018 we are aiming even higher! The activities will focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and development. For example, you can arrange a breakfast meeting, an exhibition, a webinar, workshops, a hackaton, pitching, and more. The possibilities are endless!

How do I register an activity?

The registration for 2018 is open! Use the application form here on the website. If you have questions or would like something explained a bit more fully in English, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Can I get financial support for carrying out an activity?

Yes you can! Apply here on the website.

Can I find more info about the week on social media!

Why yes, you can! You can follow us on Facebook as well as Twitter, under “Skåne Innovation Week” and @skaneinnovation, respectively, as well as with the hashtag, #SIW2018.

Search and book activities

The programme for 2018 is in progress! Do you have an innovative idea and want to promote it with your own activity during Skåne Innovation Week 2018? Send us your application!


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If you have questions, please contact us or read our common questions and answers.

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