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General Information
Year Established: 
Tuesday, 1 January, 1985
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Övre Norrland
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Sense Smart Region project
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Leif
Häggmark
Cluster Manager
+46 70 606 23 25
leif.haggmark@skebit.se
Karin
Ladås
+46 910 729 900
kansli@dfinorr.se
Languages spoken: 
English
Swedish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
e-Government
Visualisation, Virtual Reality
Network Technology, Network Security
S3 EU priority areas: 
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
e-Government (e.g. e-Procurement, e-Participation)
Computer programming, consultancy & related activities
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
ICT in general
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
28
Number of SME members: 
22
Number of larger company members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Ascom Network Testing
Larger Company
DataDuctus
SME
Elecosoft
SME
Evry
Larger Company
Explizit
SME
Hello Future
SME
NorthKingdom
SME
Nuiteq
SME
Skellefteå municipality
Tieto
Larger Company
Visma Consulting
SME
Boliden
Larger Company
Luleå University of Technology
Research Organisation
Umeå University
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Skelleftea shall be a leading actor regarding digitization of society. Digitization will be the region's main growth engine based on close cooperation with business, research, government and citizens.

  • Strive for increased recruitment to the industry by increasing young people's interest in ICT and helping universities to develop existing and new programs.
  • Work with business development, internationalisation and innovation - cross-fertilization between members and other lines of business by taking part in development projects and collaboration with municipality, region and other clusters.
  • Create publicity for the ICT industry by promoting the industry locally and putting Skellefteå and its ICT industry on the European map.
  • Develop existing resources within the industry by organising joint training, inspiration lectures, seminars and conferences.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Periodic Information dissemination
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Argentina
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Latvia
Portugal
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
ASSOCIACAO PLATAFORMA PARA A CONSTRUCAO SUSTENTAVEL
Byggdialog Dalarna
CYBERFORUM EV
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Cool Silicon e.V.
Cluster da madeira de Galicia
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE FABRICANTES DE MUEBLES Y AFINES DE LA REGIÓN DE MUR
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
Other

Increased SME international activities through the use of social media, living labs and market specific development (ISMI) - Funded  by BSR Stars - Innovation Express

Sense Smart City - funded by European Regional Development Fund

Sense Smart Regon - funded by European Regional Development Fund