About Skåne Innovation Week

Skåne Innovation Week took place for the sixth time in May 2019, with a record of 220 activities arranged by more than 400 actors. Region Skåne is the organizing force of the event.

What makes Skåne Innovation Week unique and powerful is the width and diversity of activities presented, from corporate incubators, municipalities, clusters, companies to associations and entrepreneurs.

They all share the common goal of a more innovative Skåne, and act on it by showcasing projects, processes, working methods and concrete results that in different ways can contribute to sustainable growth.

Region Skåne’s goal of Skåne Innovation Week is to realize a more sustainable growth and a Skåne as a more innovative place to live, thrive and work. The goal of Skåne’s international innovation strategy is to be one of Europe’s most innovative regions by 2030. Skåne Innovation Week is an important part of this ambition.

Skåne Innovation Week is organized by the Department of Regional Development at Region Skåne. Project manager 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 May 23rd – May 29th in 2019. The week consists of different kind of events, meetings and content 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 2030.

Who is Skåne Innovation Week for?

All present, and future, entrepreneurs, business owners, politicians, decision makers and actors within the so called innovationsystem 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 and NGO’s/NPO’s , 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 2018 we arranged more than 200 activities as a part of Skåne Innovation Week and for 2019 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 2019 is open! Start the process here by creating an account. 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. The application opens 26th of February 2019

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, #skaneinnovationweek

Find activities

Skåne Innovation Week is over, but it will return next year. Do you have an innovative idea and want to promote it with your own activity during Skåne Innovation Week 2020? Keep your eyes open and this website in mind – and return to this space in spring 2020 when applications reopen.


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