Demo North Summit 2024

Over 3 days in May 2024, more than 250 business leaders, investors, innovators, and policy delegates from all over the globe, gather in Northern Sweden for the third edition of Demo North Summit. The event covers a wide spectrum – from raw material and energy to societal development. Alongside a full-day conference, site visits and networking events are all part of the summit. We unite forward thinkers, eager to shape the future. Let's create great opportunities for new businesses and ideas!
Demo North Summit 2024 (DNS) is arranged at the same week as Sveriges Innovationsriksdag. Sveriges Innovationsriksdag (SIR) is the flagship annual conference for the Swedish Incubators and Science Parks Association (SISP). Demo North is focusing on gathering investors, suppliers, sub suppliers, decision makers and agencies to be a part of building tomorrow in several levels.Sveriges Innovationsriksdag and Demo North Summit together will be able to offer even more possibilities of net working and knowledge to partners and delegates. Together we will focus on collaboration for maximum effect of the green transformation from a regional, national and international perspective.

Monday May 13

Tuesday May 14

Wednesday May 15

Thursday May 16

Industrial Tour & Networking

This first part of the conference will take you on a journey to provide you with an overview of where the new green industries are going to grow. It will also give you a good understanding of the area, including cities, the port of Luleå, industrial parks, some of the leading actors in the green transition, Luleå University of Technology, and show other aspects that make Norrbotten a valuable region.


Industrial tour

We will pick you up and tour the Luleå industrial Park to witness the synergy
between longstanding industries and the emerging green sectors. This area will
accommodate LKAB, SSAB´s new facility, Power2Earth, Talga and Uniper. Port of Luleå is
undergoing a huge construction phase and will be an important hub within the new
infrastructure required in the green transformation.


Bus transport to Boden Business Park




Presentations by H2 Green Steel, Polar Structure and Boden Business Park


Bus transport back to Luleå and check in at hotels


Meet, greet & eat

Welcome meet & greet with mingle, dinner and an official welcome to this
region hosted by:
• Anders Öberg- County Council of Norrbotten
• Birgitta Bergvall Kåreborn- Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology
• Claes Nordmark- Mayor of Boden Municipality
• Carina Sammeli- Mayor of Luleå Municipality
• Birgitta Larsson- Mayor of Gällivare Municipality
•  Lena Segerlund- CEO Invest in Norrbotten

Practical information

If you have registered to join the Industrial Tour you have two options for pick up:

Option 1 -  09.30-10.30
Pick up by a Demo North bus directly when arriving at Luleå Airport. Read
more about transfer, recommended flights and hotels 

Observe that if you are flying in with a later flight you must arrange your own transfer to your hotel and participation on Industrial Tour is not

Option 2 - 10.45 AM
Pick up at
Kulturens Hus, in the center of Luleå – if you arrive by train, by car or the day before, the Demo North buses will instead pick you up at Kulturens Hus for the Industrial Tour. Observe that you cannot join the tour by car.

Food during the day

Despite pick up option – we want you to be in a good mood so of course we will be serving coffee and snacks on the Demo North buses during the day.

LUNCH is included in the Industrial tour so you won’t go hungry.


Registration - Kulturens Hus, Luleå


Official program on main stage begins


Building tomorrow's resources

LKAB, Power2Earth, Talga, SSAB

This session will partly show opportunities and best practice case within the value chain of fossil free steel hosted by SSAB. It will also show the opportunities within industrial symbioses where new businesses in the food tech area emerges taking advantage of the residual heat from the industry. Invest in Norrbotten will be a part of this session among with other actors.


Building new infrastructure

Nordion Energi, Polar Structure, Port of Luleå

Industrial growth as well as the growth in society requires new and extended infrastructure in all aspects. This comprehensive infrastructure development is essential not just for supporting increased industrial activities and societal needs, but also for fostering innovation and sustainability in a rapidly evolving global landscape.


Building sustainable energy solutions

Luleå University of Technology, Vattenfall, RWE, Luleå Energi

As the demand for energy increases to secure the requirements for both industry and
society, investments in new and sustainable energy solutions, along with smarter
approaches to accessing existing energy, are needed.


Coffee Break


Recap on main stage


To be announced


To be announced


Building society expansion

Lindbäcks, Parmaco, Region Norrbotten

The green transformation requires new homes, more people, more knowledge and an
extended society. This will require new solutions in housing, public properties, talent
attraction and social values.


Building Tomorrow's Market - To be announced


Lunch break


Recap on main stage


Building Tomorrow - Catarina Rolfsdotter Jansson


End of program on main stage - time to get to break out sessions of your choice


Break out sessions

This afternoon will break out in three sessions which is held in different rooms. These sessions will mix Best Practice Cases with investment- and business opportunities within the green transformation. You will be able to change sessions as you please.

Building Industrial Value Chains
This session show investment opportunities and best practice case within the value chains of the industry such as industrial symbioses where new businesses in the food tech area emerges taking advantage of the residual heat from the industry.

Actors in this session among others:
Invest in Norrbotten

Building Energy Value Chains
This session will partly focus on a vision of the industrial value chains in Norrbotten in the
future "after" the green industry- and energy transformation. What investments need to fall in to place? What collaborations need to develop?

Actors in this session among others:
Piteå Science Park
Nordion Energi

Building People & Places
In this session we will continue and deepen the discussion from main stage exploring the
challenges and opportunities when a society need to grow rapidly, all at once. How do weattract people? How do we find financial solutions for building real estate to host both
people and new businesses? Where are the opportunities to invest?

Actors’ participation this afternoon:
Svenska Institutet
Region Norrbotten
Övertorneå Municipality
Konsthall Tornedalen

Building knowledge for the green transformation
Converge to explore the forefront of innovation, dive deep into the emerging opportunities and challenges shaping the green and digital transition. Here, discussed and presented by leading researchers from Luleå University of Technology together with industry and society representatives.


Departure by bus from Kulturens Hus


Arrival at Gällivare

Boliden Site Visit
Autonomous trucks


Lunch with a view at Dundret mountain

Participating during lunch

Dundret Lapland
Gällivare Municipality

Seminars at Kunskapshuset

Wohn Homes
And others - will be announced
Discover knowledge and innovation as companies present their investments- and business opportunities.


Sip, eat & sum up

After Work and time for a final chat with participants and partners.


Transfer to Kiruna airport

For those who are flying this evening from Kiruna to Stockholm with flight SK 1047 Kiruna KRN – Stockholm ARN, 20:40 – 22:15


Transfer back to Luleå

For those who has not booked the flight back to Stockholm from Kiruna.

More information about flights is found here.
Obeserve that you are responsible for your own travel plan (flights, train or car) to get to the conference and home again.

Partners – Demo North

Who is behind Demo North?

Demo North Summit is founded and operated by Invest in Norrbotten partly as an activity in an EU project called “Hållbara Investeringar”. Invest in Norrbotten is the agency established to attract international investors and capital to the Norrbotten region, as well as helping local companies expand by finding the right overseas partners to assist their growth. We support companies planning to establish or expand business in our region. and with our wide network of local, regional and national business contacts, we ensure a smooth and swift investment process for your company. Naturally, all our services are free of charge and conducted with full confidentiality.
You can read more about us at

Frida Ekeström

Project Manager
+46 70 219 38 17

Malin Ekblom

Inward Investment Manager
+4670 777 78 49