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Gender Smart Arena

Published: 16 January 2019

The project Gender Smart Arena is a collaboration between industry, academia and the public sector, contributing to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth together with job creation in the Norrbotten and Västerbotten regions.

We broaden perspectives on innovation and the use of new, innovative, gender-aware business models to strengthen the business and organisational development of companies, local councils and other organisations. A gender-aware business model promotes norm-critical and norm-creative development of the business model and its constituent parts, in order to generate value-generating opportunities. The goal of gender perspective integration is to transition from an old business model to a new one, in both ideas and practical action.

Gender Smart Arena is and has been managed by Luleå University of Technology over  the period 2018-2020, and partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Norrbotten and Västerbotten County Councils and the local councils of Luleå, Piteå and Skellefteå.

Read more about the project activities