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The Yes Way Program 2021-2022

be a part of creating an equal and inclusive innovation support system.

Join our practical and process-based development program.

Who can apply?

Are you a organiszation that has realized that you need practial support and knowledge about gender equality, diversity and inclusion to develop? Apply to our program and get better with others. Get to action! 

What the program offers:

The program is based on proven tools and knowledge that are imparted and implemented through individual coaching and follow-up, physical and digital meetings with the other organizations   participating in the program and the provision of lots of practical tools.

Developed knowledge and awareness about gender equality and inclusion

Strategic work with proven and developed methods and tools

A way to contribute to an equal and inclusive innovation promotion

Inspiration and ideas for activities and events

Concrete and practical examples and ways of working

Help and support in your work going forward


The application must be filled in digitally no later than 30 April 2021. Admitted organizations will be notified no later than 15 June 2021.

Two people from each accepted organization will have the opportunity to participate in the program's 5 meetings. Everyone in the organization is welcome to take part in the internal work such as training modules, needs analysis, individual coaching, follow-up, method materials and practical tools.


12 months full membership is included in the program participation.

The program contributes to:

Internal organisational development and change work

Exploration and implementation of test methods, ways of working and activities

A broader range of ideas and companies to your organisation

Knowledge supply, change in attitude and increased awareness

Exchange of experience and developed networks with other like-minded organisations

Since the start in 2018, we have developed tools and working methods to better attract and support entrepreneurs and innovators that today's innovation support system is having difficulties reaching, with particular focus on women and non-binary people.


For a long time, innovation has primarily been associated with male-dominated industries and male-symbolized technology, despite the fact that innovation occurs in all sectors and parts of society and comes in a variety of forms.

As the sustainable solutions of the future are developed by different people with a variety of driving forces, new forms of support and methods are needed to suit more kinds of ideas, solutions, services and products.


We are many who want to strengthen and broaden the innovative power of our country and most of us understand the value of working for gender equality and inclusion in innovation-promoting activities. But many are wondering how to proceed in concrete terms. The Yes Way's efforts and methods show how you can work in your particular organisation.

”What I personally appreciated was that the YES WAY took an approach from facts and not opinions.”

- Rickard Carstedt (S), chairman of the regional development committee,

Region Västerbotten

About Region Västerbotten 

Region Västerbotten works to ensure that good health and sustainable development strengthen each other. We take responsibility for equal welfare and for research and innovation to produce results.

The investment in the development program is made within the framework of the project Regional innovation management Västerbotten, which aims to improve the ability to innovate and increase innovation capacity in the county. The project will contribute to increased competitiveness and attractiveness, which will provide increased growth with the support of an efficient and sustainable innovation ecosystem throughout Västerbotten.

About The Yes Way

The Yes Way is an initiative that works to develop business and innovation support in the Nordics using equality, diversity and inclusion as a method. Since the start in 2018 when the work was started and initiated at Ideon Innovation in Lund, the initiative has developed programs, methods and tools to better attract and support entrepreneurs and innovators that today's innovation support system has difficulty reaching. Read morehere. 


We are a part of The Yes Way

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