RIT 2021 is a collaborative EU-funded project with the objective to create sustainable growth in the region of Norrbotten and enhancing its role as Sweden’s leading space region. The partners belong to the academic sector, the business sector and actors within the innovation support system.

The project began with RIT (2015-2018), continued with RIT2021 (2018-2021) and has now been extended as RIT2021+ until August 31, 2023.

We work to become a strategic asset for the global space arena by building up a strong Ecosystem which attracts people, new establishments and investors.

This will happen through activities that increase the space sectors’ capacity within collaboration, research, test driven development and clustering.

Together, we make a positive change.

RIT 2021 started on September 1st 2018 and will last for three years. The project will manage the results that the previous RIT project delivered and thus ensures that the initiated work is anchored in a good way.

The project has four intermediate goals connected to four respective work packages:

In the long term, the project is expected to contribute to the space industry gaining greater importance in the regional economy as well as to new innovations and increased growth.

Primary target groups

  • Established space companies
  • Regional suppliers to the space business or SMEs that wish to enter the space business
  • Researchers within academia
  • Investors interested in the space business

If you belong to one of these groups and are interested in working with us, please contact someone in the project team so that we can take part of your ideas and figure out our common denominators.

The Graduate School of Space Technology

Read more about the graduate school here