Final Conference Battery Region Project


Interreg nord Battery Region Project

September 22, 2022

  The Battery Region project has looked at the need for competence in the battery value chain as well as what training options are available in northern Sweden and northern Finland. The project has mapped the gap that exists and, among other things, new courses have been started to meet the need. Come and listen to our conclusions!

In addition to Battery Region, there are several projects that work with different perspectives within the battery value chain. It can be about competence supply, logistics, working methods, etc.

At the conference, companies in the battery value chain will also participate to describe their view of the skills needed now and in the future.

In order to gain knowledge about each other’s projects, conclusions and what need for competence exists in the future, Battery Region invites you to an opportunity for the exchange of experience and the dissemination of knowledge in the area.


Place: Scandic Hotel in Skellefteå or zoom

Date: September 22, 2022

Time: 9,00-15,00 (swedish time)

Find here:

Conference room: Sirius, Scandic Hotell i Skellefteå / Hybrid in Zoom

Moderator: Aurora Pelli, Business Development Manager Northern Sweden IVL

Suggestions for accommodation: Scandic hotel SkellefteåElit hotel – The City hotelAurum – Stiftsgården



Coffee and socializing


  • Introduction of the conference – Jonas Lundström, Operations Manager Regional Development Region Västerbotten
  • Overview of the project – Sara Wård Edvall, project manager Battery Region

The national work to develop a new circular industry

  • The development of the battery chain in Sweden – cooperation between authorities and the need for competence – Christian Junestedt, IVL

The local and regional skills supply system

  • Comparison between the education systems in Sweden and Finland and mapping of education provision – Heikki Olilla, project associate Battery Region, Northern Ostrobothnia Federation
  • New and future educations in Skellefteå, what does the process look like? – Tore Karlsson and Ulf Olofsson, project staff Battery Region, Skellefteå Municipality




  • Results of the skills needs survey in Finland – Jarkko Vesa, Finnish Ministry of Labor and Employment

How does the skills shortage affect us? Knowledge exchange with other projects

  • Northvolt – Emelie Adenlöf, Project manager talent strategy
  • Keliber – Asko Saastamoinen, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Relocate – Simon Marklund och Michaela Bondeson, Region Västerbotten
  • Luleå Tekniska Universitet – Math Bollen, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
13.25-13.40 Pause
  • Storuman Municipality – Jonas Berggren, Projektledare ILC
  • Arbeta tillsammans – Mirja Hietala och Leena Tormalehto, OSAO
  • Nordic battery belt logistics – Veronica Berg, Kvarkenrådet
  • ALBATTS – Anders Norberg, Skellefteå kommun


Termination and continued cooperation

  • Collaboration now and in the future – Simon Dahlgren and Sanni Pietilä, project partner, Skellefteå Kommun and OSAO
  • Signing of Letter of intent


Coffee and socializing