PROJECTS & RESULTS
OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY OF PROJECTS AND RESULTS 2006-
1. Advocate for greater understanding of our two cities and countries
- Four trainees in Rockford and one Trainee in Lidköping.
- Several news articles and TV coverage (most of them are saved on youtube)
- Lidköping International Business Developer on site in Rockford 2011- 2013.
- Expanded network: Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C., SACC USA and SACC Chicago, Madison, Mankato. Vänersborg, Skövde, Gothenburg.
2. Develop international business climate
- Delegations visiting respective countries.
- Joint Venture: Jimec & Leading Edge Hydraulics (2008).
- Leading Edge Hydraulics expansion, 28 new employees
- CEJN (in Skövde) job growth
3. Encourage professional and citizen exchanges
- Lidköping firemen job shadowing City of Rockford´s Firemen September 23-30, 2012.
- Disucssion about nurses to come to Rockford as part of nurse school program.
4. School exchange programs
- 2009-2012 a total of 38 students from De la Gardiegymnasiet has helped East High School build three houses in Rockford as part of SwedishAmerican Foundation Neighbourhood Program.
- 10 students from East High School, Rockford in Lidköping.
- Five Students and two teachers from Nature and Social Science in Rockford October 2011.
- Two teachers from Elementary School (Östbyskolan och Mångfaldsenheten) in Rockford November 2011.
- Teachers from Nurse Program in Rockford December 2011.
- Educational Collaboration Agreement signed April 2012 between Rockford College and University of Skövde.
- Nurse students to SwedishAmerican Hospital October 15-25, 2012
5. International bioenergy days
- 2010 in Rockford. 2011 in Lidköping. 2012 in Mankato.
- International Energy Collaboration signed with Freedom Field in May 2011.
- Sept 2012: Introduction between Greentech Park, Skara and Freedom Field.
6. Explore tourism program
- Discussion about internships/LIA students from Campus On-Line in Rockford at RACVB.
- Främbergs Lidköping Bus Company 35 tours in Rockford, October 2011.
- Partnership between Nybergs Buss and Tri State Travel.
7. Explore retail possibilities
- Swedish Menu – Stockholm Inn.
- Kinnarps eregonomic office table and chair.
- Roxul – insulation material.
- EgoCut Cutting Tables.