Until 2020, SPOK had Skåne as its starting point, but as interest in SPOK increased and more regions, counties and municipalities showed interest in implementing the platform, SPOK was given the opportunity to scale up the platform geographically with the goal of including the whole of Sweden via funds from the Tillväxtverket. SPOK Sweden are run with Form/Design Center as principal
SPOK was launched in Skåne in February 2016. Since then, more than 120 manufacturing companies in Skåne have been listed on the platform and most projects have been completed, including study trips, speed dating, exhibitions, seminars, souvenir collection and material collection. . SPOK Skåne are run with Form/Design Center as principal.
In October 2020, SPOK Västra Götaland was started. We are part of the national network and this digital platform. But we start from what we have in our region. Local manufacturers, local experts, materials from Västra Götaland, people and collaborations from the region. SPOK Västra Götaland is run by Dacapo Mariestad/Artifex and Svensk Form Väst in collaboration with Förvaltningen för kulturutveckling. The main financier is the Västra Götaland region. Läs mer ››
In the spring of 2021, the Blekinge Region will launch the SPOK (contemporary production and consumption) concept in Blekinge. SPOK is a concept from Skåne developed by Form/Design Center that promotes locally produced art and manufacturing. SPOK Blekinge is run by Region Blekinge in collaboration with Techtank. Läs mer ››
Halland is a region full of opportunities. The region is characterized by its proximity to the sea but also its agricultural landscapes and forests. In Halland there is a long history of crafts, entrepreneurship and trade. SPOK highlights the width of local manufacturers, sustainable materials and expertise in the region. The SPOK concept will be launched in Halland in the spring of 2021 and is run by the Halland Region in collaboration with Falkenberg Municipality through the Rian Design Museum. The main financier is Region Halland. Läs mer ››
SPOK Västerbotten was launched at the beginning of 2023 and thus becomes SPOK's northernmost hub. SPOK is a long-awaited initiative in the region and the platform's intuitive design makes it easy to find manufacturing opportunities in the immediate area. The hub is an investment in both local industry and craftsmanship, which makes it easier to choose local alternatives.
SPOK Västerbotten forms a network that houses manufacturers specializing in everything from traditional crafts to producers of recycled plastic and rubber. A collection of manufacturers that over time means a greater amount of opportunities for Västerbotten.