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:

Programmet bygger på beprövade verktyg och kunskaper som förmedlas och implementeras genom individuell coachning och uppföljning, fysiska och digitala möten med de andra organisationerna  som deltar i programmet samt tillhandahållande av mängder med praktiska verktyg.

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), ordförande i regionala utvecklingsnämnden,

Region Västerbotten

Om Region Västerbotten 

Region Västerbotten arbetar för att god hälsa och hållbar utveckling ska stärka varandra. Vi tar ansvar för en jämlik välfärd och för att forskning och innovation ger resultat.

Satsningen på utvecklingsprogrammet görs inom ramen för projektet Regional innovationsledning Västerbotten som syftar till att förbättra innovationsförmågan och öka innovationskapaciteten i länet. Projektet ska bidra till ökad konkurrens- och attraktionskraft vilket ger en ökad tillväxt med stöd av ett effektivt och hållbart innovationsekosystem i hela Västerbotten.

Om The Yes Way

The Yes Way är ett initiativ som jobbar med att utveckla företags- och innovationsstödet i Norden med jämställdhet, mångfald och inkludering som metod. Sedan starten 2018 när arbetet inleddes och initierades på Ideon Innovation i Lund har initiativet utvecklat program, metoder och verktyg för att bättre kunna attrahera och stötta entreprenörer och innovatörer som dagens innovationsstödsystem har svårt att nå ut till. Läs mer här. 


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