Top articles of 2023 on Invest in Gothenburg


As we work our way towards 2024, let's take a look back at the most popular news articles posted on Invest in Gothenburg this year. Here is a list of the most interesting news articles based on views throughout the year.

#1 January

In January, we covered Pretzel Therapeutics, an early-stage biotech company focusing on solutions for diseases related to mitochondrial dysfunction, which secured USD 72.5 million in funding. The company recently announced its expansion in Gothenburg with a new 700 sqm office and lab.

Gothenburg company attracts USD 70 Million and joins growing health cluster

#1 February

Gothenburg secured a top-three position in Financial Times' investment destination rankings, recognized for its human capital, lifestyle, economic potential, and FDI strategy. The city's appeal stems from its well-educated and young population, strong universities, progressive environment, and impressive economic growth, positioning it as an attractive hub for talent and businesses.

Gothenburg scores high in Financial Times' investment destination rankings

Also, one of our most read articles of the year, also posted in February... Meet Marcus, our new head of FDI.

#1 March

The emerging battery industry - In the coming years, Gothenburg and West Sweden will have in place two large-scale battery cell production plants, with massive investments being made by Volvo Cars, Northvolt, and the Volvo Group. With this new and ambitious business ecosystem emerging, the region offers good opportunities for innovative companies.

Gothenburg set to become key hub for fast-growing Nordic battery industry

#1 April

The car industry is making Gothenburg a city for coders. Automotive software is an important competitive tool going forward, and the city is home to several companies providing the systems needed.

Car industry making Gothenburg a city for coders

#1 May

In May, you could read about how Gothenburg was selected as the most attractive city in Sweden for today’s and tomorrow’s qualified workforce. Talent City Index Sweden showed that safety and a more welcoming atmosphere were a few of the reasons Gothenburg ranked at the top of the list.

Gothenburg tops attractive city ranking

#1 June

In June, we got to greet Polestar on its decision to choose Gothenburg as the site for their new global HQ and R&D facility. The electric car company plans to build a new 80,000 sqm global headquarter in the central of Gothenburg.

Polestar Chooses Central Gothenburg for Future Global HQ

June was a busy month with more articles, such as the largest companies of the Gothenburg region and 16 proud facts about Gothenburg


#1 September

The Novo Energy battery factory - Construction of Volvo Cars and Northvolt’s joint Li-on battery gigafactory in Gothenburg, Sweden, has begun! September marked the start of construction on site. Once complete, it will be among the largest in Europe, with over 3,000 employees and the potential to produce batteries for around half a million cars per year.

Volvo Cars and Northvolt break ground on Gothenburg gigafactory

#1 October

October's most read article presented a new addition to Gothenburg’s life science ecosystem. ViVoLab, an emerging Swedish medtech company that is redefining respiratory healthcare, is moving into the AstraZeneca BioVentureHub.

Medtech innovator joins Gothenburg to bring new hope to respiratory patients

#1 November

Gothenburg is regarded as a pioneer in the green and digital transition and has been selected as one of ten mentor cities in a smart city initiative run by the European Commission. Gothenburg will support 65 other European cities in the art of strengthening innovation in the green transition.

Gothenburg selected as Mentor City to lead Europe's green transition

#1 December

Gothenburg's excellence in green energy, sustainable mobility, and artificial intelligence is yet again shown when Gothenburg’s Anodox Group and Sri Lankan multinational Orel Group present their new strategic partnership n in Gothenburg, and at The Yard, the city's new hub for tech.

Battery and EV startup joins forces with large global firm

We at Business Region Göteborg and the site Invest in Gothenburg wish you all a happy new year and a fruitful 2024!