Clusters in Dalarna
In a cluster, companies work together in order to e.g. improve the products, increase the sales, create joint marketing, and attract skills. The cluster receives extra strength if they also collaborate with public players and the university.
In the Dalarna region, cluster work has been happening since Autumn, 2004. Currently, the Dalarna Region’s cluster work is coordinated with the regional development councils in Värmland and Gävleborg.
During the spring of 2009, the Dalarna Region adopted an action programme, in which important areas of effort and prioritisation were highlighted. The overarching aim is that Dalarna will be developed into a sustainable region in which several companies are started, survive, and grow within international competition.
The region’s clusters are presented here, alphabetically:
Byggdialog Dalarna works in highlighting and channelling innovations within the county’s construction and real estate companies, in order for them to processed and investigated. The innovations must be able to be practically applied and integrated into the production.
Destination Dalarna is a voluntary and open initiative that collects a number of players, who share the aim of raising the Dalarna region’s hospitality industry.
FindIT has the aim of strengthening the region’s small and medium companies’ competitiveness, as well as supporting the growth of new companies, products and methods within industrial IT in Gävleborg and Dalarna.
HIGH VOLTAGE VALLEY
Projects with different characteristics are run within High Voltage Valley. The aim is that all HVV’s projects and activities will contribute towards ensuring and further developing the region’s world-leading position within electrical power technology.
ITS Dalarna is a regional cluster partnership that consists of organisations within the region that have businesses within intelligent transport systems and services (ITS).
Triple Steelix is a regional development initiative that wants to make the, already successful steel industry in Bergslagen, even stronger through an effective cooperation between trade and industry, community, and research in the region.