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Hotspot for innovation

Welcome to the Scandinavian powerhouse of innovation

Here we have the knowledge, capabilities, and environments to develop sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Join us and elevate your business in Gothenburg, the Nordic capital of getting things done.

A driving force for Swedish innovation

Gothenburg is one of Sweden's most important industrial regions and a prominent knowledge centre.
Global companies operate important R&D sites here, and the region’s R&D intensity is by far the highest in Sweden. We have a high concentration of engineers and natural scientists. We are an innovation leader in Europe (EU, 2023) and one of the top science and technology clusters in the world in terms of patents and publications per capita (GII, 2023). 

Here we have leading universities, research institutes, science parks, many testbeds and open innovation environments, not to mention a long tradition of private and public partnerships. These provide an excellent foundation for the large companies and cutting-edge smaller firms who are driving the green and digital transition from Gothenburg.

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  • 2 nd

    most innovative economy in the world (Global Innovation Index, 2023)

  • 33 %

    of Sweden's private sector R&D investments are made in Gothenburg's county

  • 60

    active testbeds in the Gothenburg region

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The business R&D capital of Sweden

Discover why global companies are investing more in research and development in Gothenburg than anywhere else in the country.

Explore our landscape for research and development

World-class capabilities in multiple sectors

Learn more about our ecosystems, developments and opportunities in our key sectors: mobility and battery, life science, deep tech, ICT, and logistics.

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Science parks

Gothenburg’s science parks are important components of the region’s innovation ecosystem. They are breeding grounds for business-driven collaborations, hosting innovation projects, networks and testbeds, among other things.

Explore Gothenburg's science parks


Gothenburg has more testbeds than anywhere else in Sweden. Here you can test your products and services using virtual reality, laboratories, simulated environments, or even out in the city.

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Considering expanding to Gothenburg?

Then we should talk. We can help you tap into all the advantages of our region, with our free, tailor-made investment advisory services.

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Interested in collaborating with Gothenburg?

We welcome private and public actors who want to join forces to solve complex societal problems or are seeking smart and sustainable solutions.

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