Are you active within the real estate and construction sectors?

Focusing on energy and climate considerations?

Looking to internationalize to the world’s most exciting

commercial market – the U.S.?

Then look no further! 

The Swedish–American Chamber of Commerce, New York (SACCNY)
and
the Swedish Energy Agency are proud to announce the
2024 edition of the Skyline program.
 

The Skyline program is a tailored acceleration program for small and medium-sized
Swedish companies within the real estate and construction sectors.
It aims to provide participating companies with necessary information and tools to enable
an efficient establishment in the U.S. market.
By partaking in Skyline, you will also get to establish unparalleled direct contact with key stakeholders,
investors, peer companies, and potential customers in the real estate sector in Sweden and the U.S.
 

Register your interest

To be considered for the Skyline program, your company must: 

  • Have a product or solution to improve building standards, energy efficiency and carbon footprint with demonstrable proof of concept and client track record 
  • Be financially solid and adequately funded to begin undertaking an international exploration and establishment 
  • Have an ambition and plans to internationalize and establish/sell on the US market – or early-stage establishment in the U.S. already in progress 
  • Be small or medium sized companies as defined by the EU. 

     

    Why New York?

    • The state of New York has set climate goals to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2050 and adopted local law 97 effective January 2024. 
    • The Biden Administration’s historically comprehensive and well-funded Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes several goals to create a greener, more energy-efficient infrastructure that impacts the commercial real estate market. 
    • New York City has over 6 million properties that are in need of new technology to meet these goals and is seeking effective solutions. 
    • Most major corporations are headquartered in New York. 
    • Good access to financing – on par with San Francisco and the Bay Area. 
    • Immediate access to a plethora of legal services, compliance, and insurance. 
     

    What do you get?

    The program runs throughout 2023 and builds on both the Swedish Energy Agency’s and SACCNY’s established relationships with key players in New York as well as the identified need in the market. The program includes:

    • A kick-off meeting in Stockholm in April (tentatively during week 16, exact date TBD), 
    • A hybrid accelerator programme,
    • A development trip to New York in May (tentatively in week 19, exact dates TBD)
    • and events in New York during Climate Week in September (exact date TBD).

    The accelerator program consists of four parts: intercultural coaching, pitch training, legal and recruitment, and growth strategy with associated B2B matching. Companies accepted into the program will also have access to SACCNY’s co-working space Gateway in 2023, where they can take advantage of the office landscape, BOS services and amenities such as access to high-tech conference facilities.

     

    Program details

    The launch in Stockholm will take place over two days and will serve as a kick-off for the program and a market introduction, as well as a start to the acceleration program. The launch will begin with a half-day event with leading real estate investors, owners and developers. Companies will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and network with representatives from both the Swedish and US real estate sectors.

    The development trip to New York aims to introduce Swedish solutions that can contribute to the city’s most pressing environmental, social and political needs and strengthen the city’s commercial, residential and public infrastructure. The trip includes visits to local companies, research institutes and government agencies. In addition, SACCNY will organise an event at the Gateway where companies will have the opportunity to present their pitches to investors and other key stakeholders with networking opportunities.

    Climate Week 2023 in New York will take place from 18-24 September. To conclude the program, SACCNY, in partnership with the Swedish Energy Agency, will host an event at the Gateway, featuring panel discussions and distinguished speakers, as well as the opportunity for companies to pitch their ideas and businesses.