North-Central Sweden


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Programme description

Main objectives

The programme aims at sustainable growth through a concentrated set of interventions that, in their particular regional context, focus especially on the promotion of entrepreneurship and SMEs as well as promotion of innovation, digital accessibility and low-carbon solutions.

Funding priorities

  • Promote entrepreneurship as well as employment, growth and added value in SMEs
  • Develop the region's innovation system
  • Deploy very high-speed broadband network as an important condition for accessibility and competitiveness in the region
  • Decrease CO2 emissions and promote the use of renewable energy in SMEs as well as stimulate research and innovation for low-carbon technologies

Expected impacts

  • 4,118 enterprises receiving support
  • Employment increased by 1,795 full-time equivalents in the supported enterprises
  • 250 enterprises cooperating with research institutions
  • 90% of enterprises have access to very high-speed broadband
  • Increased net turnover in SMEs in general and low-carbon sector SMEs in particular


  • Sweden
    • Norra Mellansverige


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 144,955,259.00 €

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Financial information

Total OP budget: 289,910,518.00 €

Total EU contribution: 144,955,259.00 €

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CCI number: 2014SE16RFOP006