The project contributes to fulfilling: Promote sustainable economic growth
Sub programme: Kattegat/Skagerrak
Lead Partner: Foreningen Norden / Nordisk informasjonskontor
Norwegian Project owner: Aust-Agder fylkeskommune
Partners: Aust-Agder fylkeskommune, Vest-Agder fylkeskommune, Fylkesmannen i Aust-Agder, fylkesmannen i Vest-Agder, Innovasjon Norge, Region Nordjylland, Frederikshavn Erhvervsråd, Veksthus Nordjylland, Västra Götalandsregionen och Föreningen Norden/Nordisk informasjonskontor
Project Period: 1 January 2009 - 31 December 2011
EU Grant: 361 341 EUR
Norwegian IR Grant: 374 281 EUR
Of all new entry of firms in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, only one third of these are started by women. The project Women in Business have worked to strengthen the competitive conditions for the Kattegat/Skagerrak region through innovation, development and viable growth in small and medium sized companies lead by women.
The activities have lead to new knowledge of the factors that influence the possibilities for expansion and development for female entrepreneurs, and create and implement new methodology and practices for the regional authority that addresses business development. Through a joint network within a Triple Helix framework between regional authorities, female entrepreneurs and scientists from the three countries, a greater standard in knowledge and expertise was achieved in addition to an increase in the number of small and middle seized companies lead by women.