SE22 - Sydsverige

Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Leader

Total population (2019) 1521848

Population per km² (2017) 108

Proportion population older 65 year % 19,94%


The conditions for innovation in Sydsverige are good. There are several strong universities, e.g. Lund University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Malmö University, Kristianstad University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. There is also a diversified business environment, with several established clusters - life sciences, information and communication technologies (ICT) and food - occupying a key role. The regions' S3 priorities in Life science and health will focus on the development of new life science products, services, e-health, business models and system solutions for preventive health measures. In Technology the focus will be supporting  the development of Skåne´s strong tech industry, which have industrial leadership in artificial intelligence, Internet of things, 5G, connectivity, image recognition, big data and gaming, but also a strong Creative media industry, which is essential for digital transformation.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? 

Yes - Through networks such as S3P on personalised medicine.

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? no 

Mountain ? Non-mountain

Member Euregha? Skåne län 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? no 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? no 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? yes

S3MedTech region? no 

Danube MacroRegion? no

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

S3ClusSport member? no 

Central Europe? no

MedTech4Europe? no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? yes

1M+Genome initiative? country level member

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)?  yes

Vanguard Initiative? no

ERAPerMed?  no

Policy documents


  1. Regional:  Region Skånes Life Science Strategy  

  2. Regional:  An International Innovation strategy for Skåne 2012-2020 

  3. Regional: E-Health strategy for Region Skåne  

Topics covered by policies : Population genomics initiative (cfr 1 million genomes participation); Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Education, training and skill development; Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Electronic and mobile health solutions; Public awareness, patient participation with respect to Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health

Reimbursement of e- and mobile health applications; Reimbursement of stem cells treatments; Reimbursement of prenatal molecular screening tests; Health data populations study; Genomics population study; Databases and standards, linked to personalised medicine (incl. biobanks); Education and training, linked to personalised medicine

NACE Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation objectives: J - Information and communication technologies; Q -   Human health and social work activities; M - Professional, scientific and   technical activities

Scientific domain NABS Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation: NABS07 - Health; NABS133 - R&D related to   Medical Sciences - financed from other sources than GUF; NABS135 - R&D   related to Social Sciences - financed from other sources than GUF

Policy objective Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related related to Research and Innovation objectives: D - Digital transformation; E.39 - Industrial   biotechnology; G.46 - Ageing societies; G.49 - Public health &   well-being; H - Service innovation; I.59 - Social innovation with regard to   health, well-being & elder care

Policy document (RIS3): Yes 

Major initiatives


  1. Biobank Sverige South Biobank 

  2. GMC Syd (Genomic Medicine Center South) genome sequencing infrastructure

  3. Genomic Medicine Sweden

  4. ICPerMed via Genomic Medicine Sweden

  5. Improvement of public health by promotion of equitably distributed high quality primary health care systems 

  6. Health Emergency Planning and cooperation in the Oresund Region

  7. OresundCentra evolution and evaluation of clinical technological competence

  8. HealthTech Nordic 

  9. Energy-efficient technologies for removal of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern

  10. Development of competence within health care (palliation) in the Oresund Region

  11. Traning program for dementia care in the Oresundregion

  12. SBDSbase: Mutation registry for Shwachman-Diamond syndrome 

  13. SMARCAL1base: Mutation registry for Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia

  14. Digital Innovation Hub 

Self evaluation

General perception of the implementation level of PM in the region - High

Rate of the need for developing and implementing PM in the region - High

Rate of the need for increasing support/funding for PM activities in the  region - Very High

Rate of the need for increasing the capacity of PM skills in the region - Very High

Rate of the genomics literacy of the citizens in the region - Low

Rate of the need for increasing interregional collaboration in PM - High

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium