Compare Karlstad is a joint organization for ICT companies in the region. Compare was formed by the seven major companies 12 years ago and has now almost 100 members with a total of around 3.000 engineers and technicians in the region. Their common goal from the start was to find areas where they could cooperate and benefit from one another in order to underpin the region as an attractive place for companies for business and finding good competence. This cooperation has now been extended and further developed to form innovative interaction with players from trade and industry, research and society.