Gothenburg is a key hub for Swedish research and development and home to many world-leading companies and well-renowned academic institutions. In recent years, global companies such as Ericsson, the Volvo Group, AstraZeneca, Saab, SKF, Geely, Volvo Cars and many more, have invested heavily in Gothenburg to develop new products and services. This, combined with the successful collaborations between industry, the public sector and academia, has helped make Gothenburg leading within for example areas of automotive, life science, ICT and urban development.
A hotspot for innovation and sustainable development
The Gothenburg region is also in full swing with its greatest period of urban development, including major commercial, residential and infrastructure projects. With a focus on sustainable development, the region is making space for 105,000 new homes and 120,000 new jobs. The construction plans are worth an estimated EUR 100 billion and Gothenburg currently offer one of Europe's biggest centrally located urban investment opportunities.
In addition, Gothenburg has established trade routes direct to the large export markets. The city is home to Scandinavia’s largest port and is Sweden’s leading logistics hub.
With 70% of Scandinavia's population and industry located within 500km, Gothenburg is the ideal gateway to the Nordics
of Sweden's private sector R&D investments are made in Gothenburg's county
to be invested in properties and infrastructure 2016-2035
residents in Gothenburg's labour market region
Many global companies choose Gothenburg
Geely, AstraZeneca, HCL Technologies, Fosun Pharma, General Electric, DB Schenker and Cerner are just a few of the global companies that have invested, established or expanded operations in Gothenburg in recent years. Here is why American eHealth company Cerner chose to set up an office in Gothenburg.