Sydsverige (SE22)

Population per km² (2017) : 108

Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Leader

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.

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

Policy document (RIS3): Yes 



Committee of the Regions: CoR Interregional Group on Health @ Wellbeing

European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)

European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)

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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