International exposure for southern Swedish companies
Starting with a bang in January 2016, the project, which is the largest export initiative in Sweden with a focus on the cultural and creatives industries, has gained a lot of momentum amongst local entrepreneurs looking for international exposure and clients.
Southern Sweden Creatives, supports southern Swedish companies in increasing their international presence through professional development opportunities, international exposure at conferences and festivals, and national coordination.
The project focuses on southern Swedish companies that work primarily with moving images (including film, digital games, digital media) and design, and is executed by 9 partners in the Swedish regions of Skåne and Blekinge.
"Southern Sweden is budding with creative and innovative companies; Southern Sweden Creatives allows us to harness these personalities, businesses and projects and offer them global exposure and professional development to help them become export-ready. The cultural and creative industries offer a significant export potential for Sweden." says project leader, Karin Benjaminsson.
With trade missions to, for example, the SXSW Festival and Conferences in Austin, Texas; and Malmö Arab Film Festival Market forum, as well as, professional development and networking opportunities at the inaugrial Bridge Summit and Nordisk Panorama Film Festival Forum, over 45 southern Swedish companies have participated in some capacity in the project's activities.
The next trade mission in the project is to Asia's largest tech and design exhibition, the InnoDesignTech Expo, which is a part of Business of Design Week in Hong Kong. Eight of southern Sweden's most innovative companies will be exhibiting in a joint exhibition booth at the expo, and participate in matchmaking. Read more about the expo and exhibiting companies here.
A taste of southern Sweden
The film reel below, featuring southern Swedish film and tv productions, and has been shown at the Pavillion of the Swedish and Norwegian Film Commissions at the Film Market in Cannes, at Malmö Arab FIlm Festival's Film Market, as well as, on digital channels. Check it out to get a taste of southern Swedish production companies!
Companies interested in participating in the project, or who want more information as the project progresses can fill in this form to be included in project offerings; or reach out to any of the partner organisations (listed below).