June 27th, 2013

Future Position X receives funding to establish Gävleborg as the GEO Life Region

GIS (Geographic Information System) cluster Future Position X (FPX) has received funding from the VINNVÄXT program to establish Gävleborg as the GEO Life Region over a 10-year period.

The award comes after a year long cooperation between FPX and the regional authorities to develop and promote the GEO Life Regional strategy. FPX was one of three VINNVÄXT winners from a total of 23 applications.


Johan P Bång, FPX Managing Director explains:
“Our objective over a 10 year period is to generate hundreds of new innovations, internationally competitive companies and over 1,000 new jobs in the region and throughout Sweden. It will help to create a globally competitive region to learn, cooperate and develop solutions from this new ecosystem, GEO Life Region. The investment will help to maintain the region’s leading position in innovative solutions for a sustainable society, and gives us further proof that Gävle is Europe’s GIS capital.” 

About GEO Life Region
GEO Life Region intends to build on the Gävle Region’s leading GIS expertise to develop and implement solutions that promote public health and contribute toward a sustainable society. GEO Life Region is driven by FPX, its partners and the regional authorities in Gävleborg.
Learn more about FPX

About VINNVÄXT – Sweden’s Innovation Agency
VINNVÄXT is a program that takes the form of a regional competition. The aim is to promote sustainable growth by developing internationally competitive research and innovation environments in specific growth fields. 
Learn more about VINNVÄXT