SME Development

For Small and Medium Sized Enterprises - we have developed an effective collaborative process in order to increase competitiveness and innovation pace. We primarily assess and support companies that need to develop their products, production processes or services with ICT-based technology.

Our offer in short

Company Assessment

We meet to discuss your ideas and plans. We assess your challenges and needs, as well as your weak spots and obstacles for growth.

Business Development

We review and give feedback on your business plans. This also includes IPR related issues and links to SME support programmes.

Innovation Management Assessment

We assess your innovation management process and propose concrete measures to improve your innovation capacity.

Innovation Support and Technology Transfer

Through our national and international networks, we get you connected with the right experts who can contribute to your innovation.

Access to R&D Facilities and Expertise

Through RISE ICT and the institutes within RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), we provide access to testbeds, labs, demonstrators and expertise.

Start-up Boost

We help your ICT start-up to run faster and in the right direction with our support at Level 6 business accelerator

National Research, Development and Innovation Funding

We help you to find the most appropriate scheme from regional and national funding agencies.

Going International

Through Enterprise Europe Network, we help you make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond.

EU Research and Innovation Funding

Taking part in an EU funded research project is a great way to boost your company’s competitiveness. We help you identify the right funding scheme, connect you with the right partners and guide you through the process.


Active projects and fundings

SME Development is active in several SME support programs. The action areas may change from time to time, in response to new governmental or EU initiatives. At present, a number of SME support projects are up and running within these programs.

View our active projects

Success stories

The present offer of SME Development is based on a long and successful track record. Here we present some SME-partners, and what they have accomplished.

Chasing the Hockey Stick

Improved Analysis expected to Increase Sales

Revolutionary moisture Measuring Tool

Contact us

Håkan Sehlin, Department Manager SME Development
hakan.sehlin [at] acreo.se
+46 (0)70 550 36 78

Adam Edström, International Affairs/Innovation Coach
adam.edstrom [at] sics.se
+46 702 57 97 34