The region of Blekinge – Sweden’s beacon of maritime and blue innovation. Invitation to a seminar.


19 January 2022 – SAVE THE DATE!

We host an interactive seminar aiming to find possible collaboration partners with organisations, companies and other stakeholders. We would like to present Blekinge as a platform and a living lab for creating innovative solutions to restore the world’s oceans and waters. We discuss the mission strategy of Blekinge, and dig deeper into the areas of blue innovation that support the EU Mission.  

You will meet: 
Erika Augustinsson – Innovation Strategist at Region Blekinge 
Andreas Larsson – Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Blekinge Institute of Technology 
Lennart Johansson – Business Developer Maritime Technology at Blue Science Park   
Tamara Carleton – Researcher at Blekinge Institute of Technology with an emphasis on Global Technological Innovation.  

You are welcome to chat with us during the live seminar. 

Blekinge has as many rural areas, struggled with an image of being a small and remote region, away from urbanism and financial muscles. We do have a great surrounding nature, a beautiful archipelago and some very future oriented people, companies and organisations, so we thought, why not turn it around?

What if our size, remoteness and our closeness to nature actually could be an advantage? This is where the road towards becoming a region on a mission started. To work with mission oriented innovation we have to start with a system approach to map out the connectivity to our mutual goal. And our small size is also an asset when we move into an innovation development that emphasizes design and experiments a lot more. 
Our goal is to be a European demo-region in this field- so that our know how and methods can replicate to other regions and really make an impact. 
And we want to invite other stakeholders all over the world to join us. 

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