|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 389 563|
|Project duration||December 2016 - November 2018|
|Venture||Challengedriven innovation - Phase 3 Implementation|
Purpose and goal
Stadsbruk is Sweden’s first Urban Farming Incubator that has been actively contributing to the growing number of local and ecological food producers in Malmö, Gothenburg and Växjö. Stadsbruk’s mission is to increase entrepreneurship, employment, integration, health and knowledge through Urban Agriculture. The goal is to reduce segregation and unemployment. Stadsbruk’s impact has reached over 7200 people in various activities and has contributed to their well-being.
Expected results and effects
Through Stadsbruk’s urban farming incubator, a total of 49 companies have received entrepreneurial training and business support to start and develop their urban farms in Malmö, Gothenburg and Växjö. Not only this has resulted in the commercial growth and increased local economy of these three cities, but a new movement has sparked in Sweden to develop business models, networks and incubator programs.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been implemented in three stages focusing on three cities: Malmö city, Gothenburg city and Växjö municipality. The project has been led by the social enterprise Xenofilia. SLU, LRF, Malmö University and White Architects have also participated in the project as needed. The most active parties have been Gothenburg City, Växjö Municipality and Xenofilia. All project partners and other actors have been gathered in four conferences when project results, strategies and challenges have been discussed.