/ why skellefteå?
Skellefteå is run on 100% renewable energy
700 billion Swedish kronor will be invested in the region in the coming years.
200,000 green lithium ion batteries will be produced annually at Northvolt's gigafactory in Skellefteå.
Three million mobile phones are recycled every day at 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, but we’re also world leaders in the mining and recycling of metals.
Skellefteå is a rapidly expanding city and has become a focal center for innovation in the electrification and energy technology sectors, as exemplified by the siting here of Northvolt’s large-scale battery production plant – the largest single-site investment in Europe. The city now aims to become a world-class cluster for battery manufacture and recycling. Investment plans from now until 2030 total €6 billion for housing, infrastructure, and industrial development.
"Not only can we offer the most affordable renewable clean energy in Europe, but 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 aurora borealis displays 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 offers the perfect time and place to establish relationships with innovative industry in the region.