This panel will discuss how demand in the public sector can be a great driver for both innovation and increased markets for impact startups and scaleups.

The public sector can lead the way by requiring and procuring new solutions from startups and scaleups that are clearly assessed and calculated to have a large climate impact. This will also help the startups and scaleups to better take on further markets and opportunities as a next step.


  • Niklas Tideklev, Strategy Manager Region Östergötland
  • Örjan Jansson, Global Programme Manager Climate Innovations, WWF
  • Lina Svensberg, Innovation Manager, Compare
  • Maria Olofsson, Operation Manager Uminova Innovation/ Ignite (Moderator)

About the organisers

Ignite Sweden is a non-profit initiative part of SISP- Swedish Incubators & Science Parks that aims to foster innovation and accelerate commercialisation by connecting startups to large companies and public organisations. Since it began in spring 2017, Ignite has matched over 1200 startups with 300+ corporates and public organizations in more than 5700 curated matchmaking meetings, resulting in
over 453 commercial collaborations.

Swedish Incubators and Science Parks (SISP) is Sweden’s industry association for incubators and science parks. Through strong collaboration between their members and Sweden’s leading universities, private sector actors, public organizations, and customers, SISP aims to develop the world’s most effective innovation ecosystem and tackle today’s biggest challenges.