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Being a partner in the Vanguard Initiative is important for Dalarna as a region, and the cluster Triple Steelix and other industrial partners as well. Our ambition with the initiative is to learn more, exchange knowledge and impact future policies in our region and on the European level.
Dalarna has a history of entrepreneurship, innovation and international trade with world-leading actors in steel, mining, forestry and electric power technology and new industries with prosperous future within the experience based industry.
- Policy for industrial renewal: The Dalastategy 2020 and the Innovation Agenda, underlines a long-term development of growth and innovation to strengthen the economy by supporting entrepreneurs, business networks and clusters. It is a central task to continue to create support structures for new and existing enterprises to grow, find new markets, improve and develop products. This is in line with the vision of Smart inclusive and sustainable growth in Europe 2020.
- Smart specialisation in your region: the important strengths of your region that are already in line with smart specialisation; Three focus areas have the potential to be further developed into open innovation environments: Metallic Materials, where Triple Steelix and CPC are included, Innovative Event Production (travel and tourism, trade, culture and creative industries) and Energy Efficient Society (electric power transmission, traffic, and construction).
- Interregional partnerships: Region Dalarna has experiences from interregional cooperation through several European projects, for example the Interreg IVB-project Josefin (Joint SmE Finance For INnovation). We have participated in cluster conferences through the TCI-global network, we have an agreement with the Hubei Province in China and we also work close to other regions in Sweden and Norway.