Networks & collaborations
Comprehensive network boosts creativity and productivity
What is the key factor for making best use of the technological achievements and scientific understanding? Collaboration.
Regional and local networks
Most scientists today understand the value of seeking collaboration across disciplines. Some of the larger governmental research funding schemes also favor multi-disciplinary research. A recent example is SciLifeLab, a multi-disciplinary arena for research collaboration that fosters research collaboration within the center and with external scientists and companies. These networks are not confined to academia. There are also opportunities for cooperation between academia, industry, hospitals and government agencies.
Stockholm is the home to the Nobel Prizes in medicine or physiology as well as in chemistry and physics. This nurtures access to an international network of leading scientists.
Professor Gunnar von Heine, former chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry says: “To chair the Nobel Prize committee is not only a profound honor, it’s also an outstanding opportunity for me and my colleagues to track the very best research and the very best researchers the world over”.
Nobel laureates regularly come back to Stockholm to take part in scientific seminars and collaborative research, further strengthening international relations.
Moreover scientists from Stockholm-Uppsala are involved in more EU-funded life science projects than colleagues from most other European regions. Collaboration with other, non-European universities is also extensive. Engagement in these projects not only brings research funding to the region, it also builds up strong networks with the best groups in the rest of Europe and the world.
Foreign companies also belong to the international network through their collaboration with the regions companies and universities. There is room for much more of such interactions – they represent an under-utilized potential in the region. To explore these possibilities go to Investment opportunities