RegioStars Awards 2011: System Management for Innovative Platforms
The SLIM project is aimed at promoting cluster development by linking universities, regional authorities and the private sector (SMEs). A concrete example is the Compare Foundation, which has attracted 100 member companies with about 3 000 employees. The companies are increasing their sales by being part of the Foundation thanks to access to hardware facilities, a regional network and talented students recruited from Karlstad University. The SLIM project has helped Swedish SMEs to increase their sales by 30%.