East-Central Sweden


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Programme description

Main objectives

The programme is focused on boosting innovation, growth, added value and employment in SMEs and decreasing the carbon footprint of both the private and the public sectors.

Funding priorities

  • Enhance capacities and activities for innovation in SMEs, including support to commercialisation of innovations
  • Increase growth, added value and employment in SMEs and help SMEs reach international markets
  • Decrease the carbon footprint of businesses, public infrastructure and the housing sector

Expected impacts

  • 59 % of enterprises carrying out innovation activities and 46 % of enterprises cooperating in their innovation activities
  • Close to 1,700 enterprises receiving support
  • Employment increased by 2,000 full-time equivalents in the supported enterprises
  • Decreased final energy consumption per added value in industrial SMEs (from 95.1 MWh/MSEK in 2011 to 85.6 MWh/MSEK in 2023)
  • Decreased CO2 emissions, particularly in the field of transport


  • Sweden
    • Östra Mellansverige


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 69,026,314.00 €

Thematic priorities

Financial information

Total OP budget: 138,052,628.00 €

Total EU contribution: 69,026,314.00 €

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CCI number: 2014SE16RFOP004