/ why skellefteå?
Skellefteås is run on 100% renewable energy
Swedish kronor will be invested in the region the comming years.
green lithium ion batteries will be produced yearly a Northvolts gigafactory in Skellefteå.
mobiles phones are recycled every day att Boliden Rönnskär.
Sweden has been one of the highest ranked countries in the EU Innovation Index for several years. Northern Sweden plays a huge role in this success. Not only can we offer the most affordable renewable clean energy in Europe, we’re also world leaders in the mining and recycling of metals.
Skellefteå is a rapidly expanding city and has become a focal centre for innovations in electrification and energy technology. This was proven by the location here of Northvolt’s large-scale battery production plant – the largest single-site investment in Europe. The city now aims to become a word-class cluster for battery manufacture and recycling. Investment plans to 2030 total €6 billion for housing, infrastructure and industrial development.
"Not only can we offer the most affordable renewable clean energy in Europe, we’re also world leaders in the mining and recycling of metals."
The region is now taking the lead as the European educational hub for upskilling future competencies for large-scale industrial transformation. We have high levels of competence in bio-based energy technology, including research and innovation. The region also hosts two renowned universities, Umeå and Luleå.
Skellefteå is a southern entry point into Swedish Lapland, a region of contrasts with stunning northern light scenery and bright midnight sun. Intense seasonal variations and challenging geography make it an ideal real-life experimental test site for the production and distribution of renewable energy.
Overall, Accelerate Skellefteå is the perfect time and place to establish relationships with industry in the region.