21 April 2010
Region – one of the worlds most innovative regions
The CleanTech Region initiative has been chosen as one
of the most innovative regions in the world by the publisher of The New
Economy magazine. Competitors
came from 40 other regions in the world, including Finland, Abu Dhabi, San
Diego, Australia and Brazil.
CleanTech Region won the top award for its intensive
work on projects such as the magazine Green
Solutions from Sweden and a world tour implemented in February this year,
which visited Singapore, Australia, China, Japan, the United States and Brazil.
“No other region has implemented similar projects,” says Courtenay Harewood,
program director of the I40 Top Innovative list.
Behind the successful venture lies an EU project run
by the county administrative boards of
Jämtland and Västernorrland, together with the municipalities of Östersund
and Sundsvall and Jämtland county council.
“Here in Mid Sweden we have not yet told the world
about our knowledge to any great extent, but we plan to work via the CleanTech
Region project – which is organized by the Mid Sweden Chamber of Commerce and
participating companies – to advance our positions and export even more
environmental technology from the counties of Mid Sweden,” says Dick Jansson, President of the Mid
Sweden Chamber of Commerce.
At the beginning of May a delegation consisting of the
County Governor of Västernorrland, environmental technology companies including
Absolicon, Airstar, Solljus and Ecocycle design, the Chamber of Commerce, and
regional representatives will travel to London, England to receive the award
and introduce themselves at the London stock exchange and the Swedish embassy.
“We regard this opportunity as a strong mustering of
forces by the environmental industry, and a chance to discuss business
possibilities and solutions,” Lars Ling says. “Now we are moving from talk to
information contact: Lars Ling, Project Manager, Clean
Tech Region, tel. +46 (0)70-299 40 41 email@example.com See
also www.cleantechregion.se and Thure
Project Manager Jämtland County Council, tel. +46 (0)70-601 70 40