Stockholm-Uppsala can be proud. Many successful businesses have gone global and today the region is one of the most innovative and productive life science clusters in Europe – and has ambitious plans to expand.
Our region is home to a deep pool of experienced and qualified life scientists working at world-renowned universities and university hospitals, in industry, or at one of the key authorities, e.g. the Swedish Medical Products Agency. Complementary skills in other business sectors such as IT/telecom, clean technology, materials science, law and finance bring additional value to this competitive business environment.
Opportunities to collaborate or invest abound across the entire spectrum of life science activities. World-leading research, an innovative capacity fuelled by creativity, curiosity and the will to think differently, strong competence and infrastructures for clinical studies, plus world-class excellence in production manned by an exceptionally knowledgeable, engaged and quality-driven workforce make contact with the region a must. Make Stockholm-Uppsala the place to establish your business. Welcome to one of Europe’s strongest economies.
We’re one of the largest life science clusters and most competitive business environments in Europe – and have ambitious plans to expand. A region that is modern, open, business-friendly and globally-connected. Stockholm is a major financial hub for Northern Europe and the business capital of Scandinavia.
Competence and workforce
Stockholm-Uppsala is home to a deep pool of experienced and qualified life scientists working at world-renowned institutions and companies. The sector covers the entire life science business spectrum and employs 23,000 people. As well as being productive, Stockholm-Uppsala is also full of resources. Abundant complementary skills can be found in IT, communications, telecom, law, finance, marketing and PR, clean technology, and materials science.
With several hundred companies and thousands of creative scientists developing innovative new products, you will not have to dig deep to strike gold. Stockholm Business Region Development, the universities and university hospitals, clinical trial centers, support functions, and business incubators will gladly open their doors and show you a wealth of opportunities.
Collaborate with clinics
A unique combination of processes, skills, data sources, biobanks and one of the world’s best healthcare systems creates a perfect environment for clinical studies. This sector is staffed by highly competent and experienced professionals; in industry, at universities and hospitals, and the Medical Products Agency – one of Europe’s most efficient and highly regarded – as well as ethical review boards and essential related services.
In Sweden, environmental care is everyone’s responsibility. It makes good business sense. Environmental programs are already well integrated into business practice and companies back up their social and environmental awareness with real action.
Stockholm-Uppsala has the talent and tools to transform great ideas into successful solutions – it’s a hotbed of innovation and open-mindedness. Sweden’s innovative capacity is driven by creativity, curiosity and the will to think differently. We’re innovation-leaders in many vital fields.
In a fiercely competitive world, Stockholm-Uppsala provides first-class skills in production – an unparalleled infrastructure with an exceptionally knowledgeable, engaged and quality-driven workforce. Several international companies have made large investments in the region during recent years.
Sales & distribution
Stockholm-Uppsala is the natural choice for regional headquarters and Sales & Marketing offices. As an efficient business environment, it enjoys access to excellent IT and telecommunications infrastructures plus Scandinavia’s largest workforce of qualified and experienced personnel. And as the hub of Scandinavia, it’s also the gateway to Europe.