Competence and workforce
A deep pool of experienced talent
Stockholm-Uppsala is home to a deep pool of experienced and qualified life scientists working for world-renowned institutions and companies.
The Stockholm-Uppsala region is home to five major universities with life science-related education and research, including Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, plus three university hospitals. Leading government agencies such as the Medical Products Agency are also based in the region.
The life science industry covers the entire life science business spectrum and employs 23,000 experts – 70% of whom are engaged in product development and/or production. Global life science companies, including AstraZeneca and GE Healthcare, have large sites in the region.
The industry also comprises more than 150 service companies providing expertise ranging from pre-clinical product development to CRO, regulatory and CMO activities. Several business incubators and support functions with close links to the universities are also at your disposal.
This permanent pool of talent provides a wealth of scientific expertise, international business competence, deep sector knowledge and international contacts.
Building a business requires a breadth of expertise. Stockholm-Uppsala offers competencies in IT, communications, telecom, law, finance, marketing and PR, clean technology, and material science. The service sector’s size and quality is nurtured by the presence of wide-ranging knowledge-intensive global companies who have selected Stockholm as their Scandinavian base.
Our success is based on a team approach to developing an idea: collaboration is the key to success and in Sweden this skill is developed early in childhood. We pool resources and competences, form teams with a clear focus, and adopt a systematic and quality-driven approach to getting the job done.
Well-connected with excellent language skills
The Swedish way strongly favors well-developed social and communication skills. Swedes are one of Europe’s most proficient speakers of English as a second language. Sweden is well connected with the rest of the world through the large number of global companies emanating from the country.