On 28-29 November, Nordregio invites experts and stakeholders interested in regional development to visit Värmland Region and learn how it promotes smart specialization sectors, such as bioeconomy and digitalization, and creates an attractive regional brand. The study visit is a part of the BSR Stars S3 project.
Värmland´s economy is largely focused on pulp and paper industry, information and communication technology, steel industry and engineering, and hospitality industry. Värmland is also famous for clustering and networking initiatives, with Paper Province cluster as an internationally known example.
The BSR Stars S3 study tour in Karlstad, Värmland, will introduce the key actors of the Värmland Innovation System, and will open up opportunities for the participants for concrete cooperation with Värmland. The company cases that cover fields, such as bioeconomy/circular economy, and digitalization, will be also presented at the study tour.
The call is open to all interested parties in the Baltic Sea Region. Attending the programme is free of charge, but accommodation and travelling expenses will be covered by the participants themselves. Karlstad is 2,5 hours by train from Stockholm. We have made a deal with the hotel “Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad” regarding your reservations. The discount code is “-GREG271117” (booking via email or phone) and lasts as long as there are rooms available.
You can register to the event by emailing Tuulia Rinne (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please, mention if there are allergies or special diets to be aware of. The registration is open until 20 November 2017.
The study trip is organized in collaboration with The Nordic Council of Ministers, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and Region Värmland.
Find the final programme here.