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.
Regional: Region Skånes Life Science Strategy
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
Genomic Medicine Sweden
ICPerMed via Genomic Medicine Sweden
Health Emergency Planning and cooperation in the Oresund Region
OresundCentra evolution and evaluation of clinical technological competence
Development of competence within health care (palliation) in the Oresund Region
Digital Innovation Hub
Committee of the Regions: CoR Interregional Group on Health @ Wellbeing
European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)
European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)