Peak Innovation

Peak Innovation

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.

Website: http://www.peakinnovation.se/