Project - Social Economic and Ecological Development toward Sustainability in the North


Description (EN): The main objective of SEED2Sustain the North is to help traditional as well as sustainability-focused SMEs in northern Sweden and Finland, and Northern Ireland to broaden their market, by developing a digital and dynamic platform that will coordinate and encourage SMEs in finding new and innovative approaches to sustainable development. By providing assistance in building new partnerships, creating intra/inter-regional networks, and presenting sustainable innovation and concepts, SEED2Sustain the North will contribute to the distribution of know-how on doing good business in a more sustainable fashion toward a clear focus on circular economy and sustainable production and consumption. Local SMEs are challenged with maintaining a productive business as the demographic foundation and networking capabilities are lacking. Evidence suggests that sustainable businesses stand more robust and balanced against an uncertain and rocky economy. The aim is to raise the number of such businesses by increasing the available competence though a unique bottom-up approach, by coordinating the platform on which SMEs and the community themselves can develop and spread sustainable development. The long-term goal is becoming a sustainable, cohesive, and fossil-free region where also the rural areas and sparsely populated regions are living and thriving.
Expected Results (EN): Preparedness of responsible authorities in remote, sparsely populated areas for environmental management in relation to climate change and impacts of new investments in exploitation of natural resources

Thematic Information

Thematics: Rural and peripheral development  SME and entrepreneurship  
Specific Objective: Greater market reach beyond local markets for SMEs in remote and sparsely populated areas
Thematic Objective: (3) enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs by:
Investment Priority: (3d) supporting the capacity of SMEs to grow in regional, national and international markets, and to engage in innovation processes

Project Summary

Project name (EN): Social Economic and Ecological Development toward Sustainability in the North
Project acronym: Seed2 Sustain the North

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2018-12-27


Project start date: 2016-10-01
Project end date: 2017-03-31
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 44.777,00
European Union funding: EUR 28.357,15

Project documents

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Partners Data

Lead Partner (EN): County Administrative Board of Västerbotten
Lead Partner: County Administrative Board of Västerbotten
Department: Department of Environmental Management
Address: Storgatan, Umeå, Sweden
Legal status: public

Department: Development and Financing
Address: Hallituskatu, Rovaniemi, Finland
Legal status: public
Address: Signalvägen, Umeå, Sweden
Legal status: private
Department: Ulster Business School
Address: Cromore Road, Coleraine, United Kingdom
Legal status: public

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