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About DARE

Development Area Research and Entrepreneurship (DARE) is an innovative project at Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University. It is a joint project Vinnova Key Player Program in progress 2007-2015. It is funded by Vinnova and by the European Regional Development Fund, Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University.


DARE project develops methods, processes and tools to develop the entrepreneurial culture and innovation support systems in universities. In the long run will help to strengthen the universities' role in regional and national growth.
An important part of the project is the collaboration between both universities and with industry and society.
The development and activities take place at Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University, Centek and Uminova Innovation.


There is a sustainable innovation system based on the knowledge that the two universities represent. Together, these high-quality innovation and a strong regional development.

The aim is to create favorable conditions for regional and national growth by developing an entrepreneurial culture in universities and strengthen a professional innovation support system.