South Sweden


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Programme description

Main objectives

Boost investments for growth and employment in the region with particular focus on SMEs, innovation and the low-carbon economy.

Funding priorities

  • Enhance regional structures for innovation and strengthen innovation capacity
  • Support entrepreneurship and businesses with growth potential
  • Increase knowledge of how to decrease the region's CO2 emissions
  • Strengthen knowledge and capacity to deploy broadband
  • Integrated sustainable urban development addressing the specific challenges and potential in the city of Malmö

Expected impacts

  • 60% of SMEs carrying out innovation activities and 50% of SMEs cooperating in their innovation activities
  • 5,600 enterprises receiving support
  • Employment increased by 1,600 full-time equivalents in the supported enterprises
  • 10% reduction in energy consumption in companies and organisations participating in the projects
  • All 38 municipal broadband strategies prepared and agreed
  • Increased employment in SMEs in Malmö from 28,383 (2011) to 35,746 in 2023


  • Sweden
    • Sydsverige


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 60,151,503.00 €

Thematic priorities

Financial information

Total OP budget: 120,303,006.00 €

Total EU contribution: 60,151,503.00 €

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CCI number: 2014SE16RFOP001