The cooperation between five counties in the South of Sweden; Kalmar, Jönköping, Blekinge, Kronoberg and Halland together with the three major universities Blekinge Institute of Technology, Jönköping University and Linnaeus University, make up the area of Småland-Blekinge-Halland.

The area is known for its strong entrepreneurial structure, based on its many SMEs. According to the OECD, these SMEs have shown an exceptional ability to adapt to economic fluctuations and global competition.  The region is also well-known throughout Sweden for its design-driven (IKEA) and innovative manufacturing industries.

Because of the region's strong design and innovative environment, ICT is a vital part of entrepreneurial development of Småland-Blekinge-Halland. In this context the strong ICT sector foresees a strong development in e-health, not least through the fun and functional gaming industry.

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Having the longest coastline in the country, Småland-Blekinge-Halland is highly influenced by water issues and the sea. There is a great wealth in maritime competence surrounding this sector.

The demand from other countries, e g China, for our competence within green technology is increasingly important. Amongst others this is evident in the wood sector, where different materials are integrated to new functions, such as in the construction of buildings adapted to new demands.

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  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Active youth mobility - Climate-smart and health promoting mobility habits for children

Aim and objective The aim of this project is to try different efforts to promote active school transport for children and investigate what efforts has the greatest effect on the target group. Aspects that will need to be defined more precisely within the project are:  What are the opportunities for cycling in the different target groups and how can we create equal opportunities for everyone to tak

  • By Rickard Eksten

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

Delivering results for a mission on climate neutral and smart cities, by and for citizens, requires established models of collaboration at city and regional level.