Forestry & bio-based business

Turn your business ideas into reality

Our offer

Find business prospects in the transition to sustainability

The business network in Värmland can help you turn your ideas into reality. You’ll find the right researchers and infrastructure, the necessary raw materials and industries, testbed facilities, incubators, and accelerator programs – all close at hand. The region also has many institutions of higher vocational education which ensures a skilled workforce. If you are interested in sustainability and renewable raw materials, then Värmland is the place to be.

Strategic location and a good infrastructure

Värmland has an ideal location in between Stockholm and Oslo, where the Norwegian and Swedish markets are equally accessible. It’s easy to reach Värmland by car, train or plane, and the harbours on Lake Vänern allow for bulk cargo to be shipped around the world. Other cargo can easily be transported by truck or train on the extensive road and railway networks.

Developable land

One of Värmland’s main advantages is the availability of undeveloped land for both establishing and expanding operations. There is plenty of vacant space near roads, harbours, and cargo railway junctions.

Inexpensive, green electricity

If you’re seeking a sustainable and green profile, production in Värmland is exceptionally favorable as the electricity is both inexpensive and produced with renewable energy sources.

Discover networks and expertise

There is a long and distinguished industrial tradition in Värmland, and the region is home to many world-class companies operating globally. Discover cutting-edge expertise and enterprising networks with well-established contacts throughout the world. You’ll find authorities in biomass processes and complete value chains; from raw materials to subcontractors and machine suppliers. There’s also a skilled workforce, and prominent marketing and sales professionals. What better place to make your ideas and visions come true?

Support and financial opportunities

In Värmland, you can easily find the assistance you need for product development. Karlstad University is at the forefront of research and works closely with the private sector. The business cluster Paper Province, the incubator Sting BioEconomy, and several testbed facilities are also ready to assist. In addition, many municipalities in Värmland offer support and the possibility of investment aide. So conditions are most favourable for both establishing and expanding forestry- & biobased operations.

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Take the first step

Do you want to know more about the possibilities Värmland has to offer? Fill in the form and tell us about your business or vision. Then we’ll make sure that you get in touch with the right people.

    We are building our first production plant and have received invaluable support from the business networks in Värmland. The know-how of bioeconomics and awareness of sustainability form a unique platform of great use to us.

    ”Your business is our business” is an initiative from Värmland’s 16 counties combined. With a dynamic network and direct lines of contact, we create opportunities and synergies when you’re establishing a business in Värmland.

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