BSR Stars S3 Study Visit to Värmland

date 28.11.2017-29.11.2017 Karlstad, Sweden

The BSR Stars S3 project arranges a two-day Study Tour to Karlstad, Värmland on November 28-29, 2017. Nordregio, The Nordic Council of Ministers, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth together with Region Värmland host the Study Tour.

The Study Tour focuses on bioeconomy and digitalization. The innovation system in Värmland is formed around several regional cluster initiatives and innovation platforms. The cluster initiatives have been set up around already strong sectors such as pulp and paper, the packaging industry, steel and manufacturing, the information and communications sector and the food industry. The Paper Province (pulp, paper and machinery) and Compare (IT and service sector) were early initiatives. Co-operation between private sector companies and Karlstad University has strengthened the companies and increased the commercialisation of the research results.

The Study Tour is  open to all interested parties in the BSR. 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.

The Study Tour programme can be found here. Please register to the event by emailing Tuulia Rinne (tuulia.rinne@nordregio.se). Deadline for the registration is the 20th November 2017. Please mention if there are allergies or a special diets to be aware of.