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Establishment of Green Transition Leap

The purpose of Green Transition Leap is to strengthen opportunities for the commercial market and providing research based knowledge and methods to accelerate the climate change for our environment.


The Green Transition Leap is intended to complement and strengthen the commercial market's potential to be able to provide research-based knowledge and methodology to accelerate the climate change that the business community is facing. The project wants to lower the Swedish industry's climate footprint and make it easier for companies and individuals to be attractive and conduct competitive activities in accordance with Sweden's climate goals. The project is expected to promote the movement of mainly Swedish small and medium-sized companies so that they have a better ability to become climate neutral.


The initiation of Green Transition Leap was started in the autumn of 2020 via the Government's collaboration program for Business Climate Change through a thought paper written by IF Metall and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and through discussions between RISE, Fossil Free Sweden, Teknikföretagen, Företagarna, Tillväxtverket and Vinnova. The thought paper was then refined in the working group Knowledge and Competence, to a proposal for a Green Transition Leap - with a focus on learning and the ability to cope with climate change - via the South Swedish Chamber of Commerce and RISE and was given high priority by the collaboration program members. A feasibility study was initiated by Vinnova in December 2020.

The Green Transition Leap includes a large number of actors who, through commitment and wisdom, have contributed to the Green Transition Leap taking the form it now has. The most prominent of these in addition to the already mentioned organizations have been: the Climate Policy Council, Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education, KOMET, the Delegation for Circular Economy, Viable Cities, RE:Source, IUC, IVL, SISP, Energikontoren, IKEA, Northvolt, Skellefteå Municipality, Stockholm Region, Västra Götaland Region, TEKO.

The Green Transition Leap has the potential to become a common national forum for issues concerning dimensions towards sustainability and the green transition. Linked to the collaboration program Competence Supply and Lifelong Learning's work to develop a common agenda for issues related to competence supply and lifelong learning at a national level, the Green Transition Leap can be a piece of the puzzle in a more effective collaboration around meeting the important societal challenges of our time. Among other things, there are opportunities here to collaborate in the work of utilizing the possibilities of digitalisation in order to be able to anticipate, make visible and guide issues that are connected to the green transition. The Green Transition Leap also contains elements that can be used in the work of identifying the need for input in the future within the Green Transition Leap need for competence supply.

Target group and intention

The project is aimed at small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) throughout Sweden and they want to raise insights about needs and contribute to an increased motivation for skills development and innovation in SMEs that are not yet actively seeking support or skills.

The project also wants to generate new insights and increased motivation in SMEs that want to improve their green adaptability linked to their starting point and opportunities. The project also wants SMEs to achieve increased autonomy to make informed decisions about initiatives and investments related to the green transition, get a clear picture of business opportunities and potential competitive advantages as well as upcoming requirements changes so they can better anticipate, understand and act on changes in the market or get a increased adaptability through a broad understanding of which measures give the greatest positive effect for the ecosystem / planet linked to their own needs and potential and the ability to take steps towards this.

The project wants initiatives within the national green transition to be effective by actors in the support system collaborating on initiatives and joint learning, increasing their competence to be able to support SMEs in the green transition and increasing knowledge about each other's competencies and initiatives to be able to refer to each other's initiatives and expertise and create synergies in support for SMEs. The project also means that all initiatives implemented within the project contribute to increased diversity, gender equality and inclusion. This project is phase two in establishing the Green Transition Leap. The first phase conducted a feasibility study. This project concerns an establishment phase for the development of the Green Transition Leap. The ambition is to also build on a third phase, which is expected to be a central phase in order to be able to restructure Swedish industry.


Project name

Green Transition Leap



RISE role in project


Project start


18 månader


SISP Service & Development AB , Göteborgs Tekniska College Aktiebolag, Region Västernorrland, Kista Science City AB, Skånes Kommuner, Energikontoret i Mälardalen AB, STIFTELSEN COMPARE KARLSTAD COMPETENCE AREA, Innovatum Progress AB, Stiftelsen Dalarna Science Park, Industriellt Utvecklingscentrum Norr AB, Industriellt UtvecklingsCentrum Syd Aktiebolag , Energikontor Sydost AB, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB, Energikontor Norr AB, Skill Training Scandinavia AB, IUC Sverige AB, Techtank Aktiebolag, Södertälje Science Park AB, Industrial Development Center West Sweden AB, Industriellt Utvecklingscenter Dalarna Aktiebolag, Industriellt Utvecklingscentrum i Halland AB, Industriellt UtvecklingsCentrum i Kalmar Län AB, Industriellt UtvecklingsCentrum Wermland Aktiebolag, IUC Väst AB, IUC Z-Group AB, Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center AB (MITC), Företagsutbildarna i Sverige ekonomisk förening, Industriellt Utvecklingscenter i Sjuhärad Aktiebolag, Centrum för Informationslogistik i Ljungby AB, Industrihubb Örebro(Örebro kommun), Örnsköldsviks Industrigrupp AB, Träcentrum Nässjö Kompetensutveckling AB , Tillväxt Gotland, Mälardalens Universitet (Automation Region i Sverige AB)


Bevilja av Tillväxtverket med medel från Europeiska Regionala utvecklingsfonden, Tillväxtverket

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Supports the UN sustainability goals

7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
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