Presentation of the Region
Region Dalarna is responsible for publicly financed healthcare, medical care and regional development.
The Region Dalarna's elected Assembly consists of 83 members. These politicians are also active as members in different boards within the Region Dalarna. The Region Dalarna Executive has 15 members.The total area of Dalarna County is more than 28 000 km². In one form or another the Region Dalarna operates all over this area with almost 9 000 employees who give service to the county's 281 000 inhabitants in 15 municipalities.
Region Dalarnas innovation policy and RIS3 builds upon the Dala Strategy. The Dala Strategy’s focus area, Innovative environments and entrepreneurship, emphasizes the significance of the business sector’s capacity for change and competitiveness. Specialized products and services are to continue to be developed within the areas of strength in Dalarna in national and international collaboration. Such products and services create business opportunities and contribute to addressin the social challenges of today and tomorrow.
Region Dalarna is participating in the Vanguard Pilot Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Related Applications.
In Dalarna’s agenda for smart specialization, four areas are prioritized. The priorities are based on business sector strengths, clusters and societal actors. They also find support in the research profiles of Dalarna University and in resources from other universities. They can all, in different ways, qualify for international cooperation and attract research and innovation resources. To succeed in this, stakeholders must mobilize, identify needs and societal challenges, and show that there is capacity to contribute with solutions in cooperation with other parties.
Here, the smart specialization work is initiated in four areas of knowledge:
• advanced industry
• innovative experience production
• energy efficient society
• health and welfare
Region Dalarna is currently updating the S3-strategy to a S4 -strategy.
The new strategy ist estimated to be finished in 2022.