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North Sweden Cleantech

The regional innovation and export platform North Sweden Cleantech works for green technology, clean energy and sustainable solutions from Örnsköldsvik and Västerbotten. North Sweden Cleantech develops green technology and clean energy that can develop the world market for sustainable growth.

North Sweden Cleantech is located in three different Swedish cities, Örnsköldsvik, Umeå and Skellefteå. In the region you will find world-class competence, clean energy and a strong innovative force. At North Sweden Cleantech's various offices you can be supported by business developers in terms of startups and international business developers can also guide small to medium-sized companies into an international market.

Through RISE Processum, RISE's role in the project has been to coordinate activities related to bioeconomy. Processum has also been a contact for the companies linked to bioeconomy and the companies located in Örnsköldsvik. Processum has also convener for the networks Bioekonomi i Norr and Trädbränsle nätverket in norra Sverige.

The offer 

Sweden Cleantech has a wide range in its offer, with everything from:
- Business support
- Business network
- Visitor program
- Events and meeting places
- Financial guiding
- Marketing
- Support for internationalization

Sustainable growth requires collaboration

The platform is founded by Skellefteå municipality, Umeå municipality and Örnsköldsvik municipality, Region Västerbotten, Bostaden, Vakin, Umeå Energi, Skellefteå Kraft, RISE Processum, Umeå Kommunföretag, Arctic Business Incubator and Uminova Innovation. The platform includes partners, industry and business in the region. Through a well-developed border regional partnership with the Vaasa region / EnergyVaasa, we further strengthen the platform and development potential.


Project name

North Sweden Cleantech




Region Västernorrland

RISE role in project


Project start



Total budget

27 992 022 kr


Arctic Business, Skellefteå kommun, Örnsköldsviks kommun, Uminova innovation, Umeå kommun, Region Västerbotten, Bostaden, Umeå energi, Skellefteå kraft, Vakin, Umeå kommunföretag, Skellefteå science city


European Regional Development Fond

Project website


Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

5. Gender equality
7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
17. Partnerships for the goals
Helena Näsström

Contact person

Helena Näsström

Innovations- och processledare

+46 10 516 67 46

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