Expand represents our collective vision to make West Sweden the hub for inclusive business. With support from the regional European Development Fund and Region Västra Götaland, we are working to expand the minds and markets of West Swedish SMEs, while creating shared value and greater impact for the Base of the Pyramid (BoP).
During 2020 we will establish Expand as an accelerator open to plenty more West Swedish SMEs – stay tuned for updates!
During 2017 and 2018, we collaborated with 14 SMEs who received hands-on support to explore, test and/or scale up their technologies and business concepts in developing markets. These SMEs covered a wide span of stages of development, countries of interest and focus areas – water, sanitation and hygiene, digital solutions, energy and transport, textiles and clothing, drones for healthcare, nutrition and waste management.