Region Skåne's business development administration (Näringsliv Skåne) is responsible for coordinating all trade and industry issues within Region Skåne. Together with public and private players we are working to achieve the same goal: a stronger business sector in Skåne. The work of the unit is divided into three areas:
Working with products and new businesses arising from research and education. Our main tasks are to develop an Innovation Strategy for Skåne and to work to make Skåne the most innovative region in Europe by 2020. Other important features include the support and development of open innovation arenas and strategies for them, in other words, geographically-concentrated companies working within a common area. Some important open innovation arenas in Skåne are ICT (Information & Communication Technologies), Life Science (research and medication primarily for the treatment of diabetes, inflammation/immunology, neuroscience and cancer), Foods and Film/Mobile media. Read more
Working to promote entrepreneurship, increase the spirit of enterprise and strengthen the competitiveness of companies in Skåne. Other key areas of focus include entrepreneurialism among women and minority groups, a development platform for Skåne, and entrepreneurship in the education system. Read more
Working on the development of processes, methods and concepts for companies in Skåne. The department works on export-promoting activities, production efficiency, product development and a number of targeted programmes and training initiatives for small and medium-sized enterprises, such as Product development for small Scanian businesses (PUSS), business development checks for internationalization and fast growers in Skåne. Read more
Another important task is to coordinate business development efforts with the municipalities in Skåne and players throughout the Öresund region.