Peak Innovation has been tasked by the nation to lead the Swedish initiative to promote growth in tourism, sport and the outdoors. We do that by establishing a regional innovation system that strengthens the links between the industry and the academia. But also increase the cooperation between companies through cluster development. We stimulate sustainable growth through business development and research - with a focus on knowledge, collaboration and internationalisation - in tourism, sports and the outdoors industries. The aim is to create growth in new and existing businesses, to produce more research results of commercial interest, to attract investment and to strengthen the region’s brand and competitiveness.
In the county of Jämtland in mid Sweden, tourism, sports and
outdoor life is very much a tradition. It is also very much business in this
area and pointed out as a key source of future economic growth and employment
in the region. The Mid-Sweden University, business enterprises and
municipalities are mobilizing their resources, together with Swedish government
through, in a long term joint effort for stimulating research and
product/business development. Peak Innovation uses the strengths of the region
as its starting point and uses customer-oriented research and innovation to
create new products and services across sector boundaries. Our belief is that
these sectors has a great potential for growth. Finding relevant partners in
research and product development in tourism, sports and outdoor equipment in
other parts of Europe is a key issue in the initiative.