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Staffan Ingvarsson appointed new CEO of Stockholm Business Region

Staffan Ingvarsson appointed new CEO of Stockholm Business Region

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 13:00 UTC

​Staffan Ingvarsson, former CEO of Stokab, will take up the position as CEO of Stockholm Business Region on April 1.

Investment potential in the Stockholm region: €111 billion

Investment potential in the Stockholm region: €111 billion

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2019 08:58 UTC

The planned construction projects within the Stockholm region show a total investment volume of €111 billion until the year 2040. According to Invest Stockholm’s report released today, the largest investment share is in housing, with an investment volume of €60,7 billion, followed by infrastructure investments in railway, subway and lightrail, with an investment volume of 9,6 billion €.

​Stockholm exports its DNA to SXSW in Austin

​Stockholm exports its DNA to SXSW in Austin

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2019 11:41 UTC

The unique DNA of Stockholm is built on progressive values that allow Stockholmers to be among the most innovative people in the world. The openness to new ideas, to diversity and inclusion, have contributed to the city’s ever increasing popularity among both talents and travelers. Now, Stockholm is bringing its DNA to SXSW in Austin, inviting anyone to be a Stockholmer.

​Stockholm strengthens its offering to international retailers

​Stockholm strengthens its offering to international retailers

News   •   Feb 27, 2019 10:34 UTC

Stockholm ranks as the most popular destination for international retailers in the Nordic region. To maintain this position, Invest Stockholm and Stockholm Fashion District aim to merge the city’s strengths to create a vibrant playground for an industry in transformation.

​Six new Stockholm health tech companies on the Life Science Hotlist

​Six new Stockholm health tech companies on the Life Science Hotlist

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 06:45 UTC

The health tech sector in Stockholm is booming. Six new health tech companies are entering the Life Science Hotlist, a list of carefully curated investment opportunities in the Stockholm-Uppsala region. Invest Stockholm has screened 95 health tech companies to identify the “hot” investment cases. Today, Brighter, Camino Care, CareLigo, Encare, Hnry and Minnity are added to the list.

Invest Stockholm teams up with Norrsken Foundation to create the best place in the world for impact entrepreneurs and investors

Invest Stockholm teams up with Norrsken Foundation to create the best place in the world for impact entrepreneurs and investors

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 06:45 UTC

Invest Stockholm is partnering with Norrsken Foundation to support entrepreneurs and innovators who are solving society’s biggest challenges. The world’s leading climate scientists have warned we have only 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe and prevent poverty for hundreds of millions of people. To that aim, the City of Stockholm has intensified its focus on sustainable innovations.

Stockholm launches podcast to help businesses fight gender discrimination

Stockholm launches podcast to help businesses fight gender discrimination

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2019 06:50 UTC

Europe has a discrimination problem, according to a recent report by investment firm Atomico. Of all funds raised by European VC-backed companies in 2018, 93 percent went to all-male founding teams. And almost half of the women in Europe’s tech sector said they had experienced discrimination. To fight the problem, Stockholm launches a podcast to help companies improve their diversity strategy.

Amazon Web Services buys more land in the Stockholm region

Amazon Web Services buys more land in the Stockholm region

News   •   Dec 19, 2018 15:50 UTC

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to invest heavily in the Stockholm region. Just a few days after AWS announced they opened their cloud region in Stockholm, it is confirmed that the cloud service giant buys more land in Katrineholm and Eskilstuna to build additional data centers.

​Two municipalities in the Stockholm region sell land to Microsoft

​Two municipalities in the Stockholm region sell land to Microsoft

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 13:27 UTC

The two municipalities Gävle and Sandviken in the Stockholm region have decided to sell a total of 130 hectares of land to Microsoft for SEK 269 million, thereby creating conditions for a major international investment.

​Stockholm set out to be a leading foodtech hub

​Stockholm set out to be a leading foodtech hub

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 11:44 UTC

Stockholm entrepreneurs, known for producing unicorns within music tech, fintech and gaming, have taken on a new challenge; to disrupt the world’s largest economic system, the food sector. Food loss and waste alone accounts for eight percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. A new food system, driven by tech and data, and geared towards sustainable solutions is being born in Stockholm.

Stockholm ranks the most popular destination for international retailers in the Nordic region

Stockholm ranks the most popular destination for international retailers in the Nordic region

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 08:56 UTC

Retail Guide Sweden 2018 is here, taking the temperature of the retail market in Stockholm. An analysis of international retail brand entrants shows that Stockholm has the highest presence of international retailers compared to its Nordic peers. Swelling retail sales, high population growth and a large increase in shopping tourism are some of the factors that explain Stockholm's popularity.

Stockholm Hotel Report: Demand for additional hotels in Stockholm

Stockholm Hotel Report: Demand for additional hotels in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 08:21 UTC

​Despite a substantial increase in the number of hotel rooms in Stockholm last year, the demand for more hotels in the Swedish capital continues to develop. Changed travel habits, a growing middle class in Asia and cheaper flights have contributed to the increase in the proportion of private hotel guests, which is now almost as big as the business segment.

The first fire extinguisher designed to fit on the kitchen counter

The first fire extinguisher designed to fit on the kitchen counter

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 07:15 UTC

The winner of this year’s Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship will be announced today. Andreas Westberg will receive SEK 250,000 for his ‘Firemill’ innovation – a totally new kind of fire extinguisher that is so small, it can fit on the kitchen counter.

Stockholm Economy: Report shows positive growth in Stockholm

Stockholm Economy: Report shows positive growth in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 05:00 UTC

The Stockholm economy is still in a boom the second quarter of 2018, but shows signs of cooling off in comparison to the same period in 2017. The economy and the population grow, but business is going downwards and construction of housing projects has decreased from last year’s strong figures.

​Do you want to access 95 billion Euro? Learn how to enter the Swedish construction market

​Do you want to access 95 billion Euro? Learn how to enter the Swedish construction market

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 10:10 UTC

The strong construction market in the Stockholm region offer lucrative opportunities for international companies. A requirement to seize these opportunities is to understand the regulations of the industry in Sweden. To help foreign companies enter the market, Invest Stockholm, Business Sweden, Tyréns and SABO offer unique courses covering the fundamentals of the Swedish construction industry.

Stockholm Tech Week: Welcome to a world leading tech ecosystem

Stockholm Tech Week: Welcome to a world leading tech ecosystem

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2018 06:15 UTC

During the first two weeks of September, Stockholm welcomes thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, talents and journalists, to discover one of the best tech ecosystems in the world. With 14 conferences and 50+ events, Stockholm Tech Week offers visitors to experience what's going to happen next in the world. Welcome to connect with the early starters of the Stockholm tech ecosystem!

Join Stockholm Tech Week for a transformative deep-dive in innovation this September

Join Stockholm Tech Week for a transformative deep-dive in innovation this September

Blog posts   •   Sep 02, 2018 07:46 UTC

Stockholm is a world-leading tech and innovation hub, attracting some of the best talents in the world. In the past ten months, Stockholm gave birth to new unicorns and saw large exits. During the first weeks of September, we're given the opportunity to connect with the early starters and innovators of tomorrow through 14 conferences and 50+ events throughout the city.

WeWork opens first Nordic location in Stockholm

WeWork opens first Nordic location in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 07:54 UTC

The American community platform WeWork today announced its expansion into Stockholm. During the spring of 2019, the first location of the leading provider of shared office space around the globe will open its doors at the newly renovated property Urban Escape, offering office and community space for 1000 future members.

Anna Gissler to head Stockholm Business Region as acting CEO taking over after Olle Zetterberg

Anna Gissler to head Stockholm Business Region as acting CEO taking over after Olle Zetterberg

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 10:39 UTC

On July 1st, Olle Zetterberg, current CEO of Stockholm Business Region will go into retirement after 30 years in different executive positions within the city of Stockholm.

Stockholm economy: gross pay data showed positive growth figures

Stockholm economy: gross pay data showed positive growth figures

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 13:25 UTC

​The Stockholm economy is still in a boom, but shows signs of cooling off in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same quarter in 2017. The economy and the population grows, but construction of housing projects has decreased from last year’s strong figures.