The Nordics is a key player when it comes to ICT, entrepreneurship and innovation. And Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, is an important hub with leading expertise in several fields such as embedded systems, microwave technology, gaming and digital visualisation.
ICT is one of Gothenburg’s strongest growth industries; at the same time, it is also a key enabler for many other industries. The region is home to leading companies including Ericsson, HCL, SAAB, Telia Sonera and RUAG Space. Together they build strong clusters with a high level of expertise and an entrepreneurial spirit, which leads to new startups and scale-ups.
“The ongoing digital transformation brings about vast opportunities in the areas where our established strengths lie. But there are also emerging areas where we can establish further strengths, such as internet of things, security, space and AI.”
The region has several large industries, including automotive, life science, manufacturing and logistics - and these are all in need of new solutions. The Volvo Group, Volvo Cars, SKF, Stena and AstraZeneca are just a few examples of the global brands that are headquartered or have major operations in the region.
“We see tremendous potential in the Gothenburg region due to its strong industrial ecosystems in many business segments and we intend to expand and broaden our presence here.”
West Sweden and Gothenburg also have well-established ecosystems including strong universities, science parks, clusters, accelerators and networks. These are characterised by close collaboration between industry, academia and the public sector as well as world-class infrastructure. The region has several cutting edge clusters including AI, embedded systems, IT-infrastructure and cloud, and security.
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