Calling Canadian innovation leaders: How can collaboration with Northern Sweden enhance your innovation outcomes? Find out at the “Innovate with Northern Sweden” webinar organized by the European-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (ECCIR), Uminova Innovation, and Region Västerbotten.

As the third webinar in ECCIR’s “International Innovation Masterclass” series, this event will bring together leading experts on Northern Swedish innovation to help Canadian stakeholders:

1. Discover Northern Sweden as a European innovation leader
2. Understand how to connect to partnership opportunities in Northern Sweden
3. Find out about funding sources to support your international collaboration

Attendees will hear success stories from Canadian stakeholders who have developed innovative partnerships in Northern Sweden and have the chance to engage directly with presenters during the Q&A section.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain insight into one of Europe’s most powerful innovation engines.

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  • Dr. Ken Coates, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Carin Holroyd, Associate Professor of Political Studies and the Chair of the International Studies Program at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Annelie Karlsson, Business and Education Coordination at Region Västerbotten
  • Peter Bäckström, International Business Developer at Uminova Innovation AB
  • Eric Holdrinet, Industrial Technology Advisor and leader of the EUREKA program at the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

About the organiser

ECCIR is a non-profit organization facilitating the development of European-Canadian research and business relations. With support from Alberta Innovates and the Government of Alberta, we assist corporate stakeholders, notably Canadian SMEs, to innovate internationally. ECCIR is the coordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network Canada consortium.

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. The Network is active worldwide. It brings together experts from member organisations that are renowned for their excellence in business support.