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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.

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.

Here are the winners of the 2017 Stockholm Innovation Scholarship

Here are the winners of the 2017 Stockholm Innovation Scholarship

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2017 17:42 UTC

Mayor of Stockholm Karin Wanngård has presented the Stockholm Innovation Scholarship to five recipients at a ceremony at Stockholm City Hall. The jury, consisting of 27 renowned experts from Stockholm's business and innovation ecosystem, has identified the innovations with the best potential to become Stockholm's future growth companies, among 500 scholarship applications.

This year’s corporate holiday gift? How about perfect oversight of all customer relationships in social media?

This year’s corporate holiday gift? How about perfect oversight of all customer relationships in social media?

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 14:05 UTC

Today, a major and fast growing part of all communication and customer service takes place in social media. Keeping track of customer relationships in external channels poses a large problem for companies. Fortunately, a Stockholm-based company is offering a solution to this problem. That company is RelationDesk, and today it has been appointed the winner of the Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship.

​Northvolt opens R&D facility in the Stockholm Region

​Northvolt opens R&D facility in the Stockholm Region

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 14:30 UTC

​The City of Västerås, west of Stockholm, has been chosen as the location where Northvolt will place their R&D facility for the next generation lithium-ion batteries. This is the fourth major investment in the Stockholm Region in the last six months, creating another 300 to 400 jobs in Västerås.

The Stockholm region is growing – thousands of job opportunities in the construction industry

The Stockholm region is growing – thousands of job opportunities in the construction industry

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2017 08:38 UTC

Need for labor to carry out planned construction investments in the Stockholm region is estimated at over 100,000 job opportunities in 2017 and 2018. The demand is greatest for building and construction workers, construction craftsmen, painters and finishers.

Gender balanced judging panel appointed to discover Stockholm’s next unicorn

Gender balanced judging panel appointed to discover Stockholm’s next unicorn

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2017 11:04 UTC

​The application period for Stockholm Innovation Scholarship is now open and we are proud to present the judges who have the task of identifying the best innovations. Consisting of 27 renowned experts from Stockholm's business and innovation ecosystem, the gender balanced judging panel will identify which innovations have the potential to become Stockholm’s future growth companies.

​Gather Festival - Stockholm's SXSW

​Gather Festival - Stockholm's SXSW

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2017 05:55 UTC

Gather Festival is a new innovation- and inspiration festival that takes place in Stockholm, September 14-16. Gather's conference program contains a mix of international and Swedish speakers and sessions within the five themes: Urban Development, Democracy, Human Vs. Machine, Economics and Communication – all combined with a solid music and culture program featuring international artists and DJ’s.

Stockholm Innovation Scholarship launched with new categories

Stockholm Innovation Scholarship launched with new categories

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2017 15:00 UTC

​If you have an idea or an innovation, you now have the chance to apply for the Stockholm Innovation Scholarship. Broadened scholarship categories and a simplified application process will encourage more people to apply. The scholarship is intended for innovators and entrepreneurs of all kinds who need support at an early stage.

The Stockholm Health Tech report released

The Stockholm Health Tech report released

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2017 09:17 UTC

Today, Invest Stockholm released the report Health Tech – Business Opportunities in Stockholm-Uppsala. The report aims to help international investors navigate the growing health tech landscape and understand why much of the exciting development in the industry is taking place in the Stockholm region.

​Record investment opportunities in the Stockholm region

​Record investment opportunities in the Stockholm region

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2017 12:42 UTC

The Stockholm region is growing faster than the rest of Europe and the investment potential is estimated to be EUR 95 billion through 2030 in the areas of housing, infrastructure and innovation. A sweeping 340,000 new dwellings will be built, which alone will require investments at a record level of EUR 53 billion.

Stockholm Economy: Positive development in Stockholm

Stockholm Economy: Positive development in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 10:40 UTC

Stockholm’s positive development continued in the third quarter of 2016, according to the Stockholm Economy Report. Wages increased and unemployment continued to fall in both Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm compared with the same quarter last year.

Winners of Stockholm Innovation Scholarship 2016 appointed

Winners of Stockholm Innovation Scholarship 2016 appointed

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2016 15:58 UTC

This year’s winners of the Stockholm Innovation Scholarship represent innovative solutions for highly topical challenges and societal problems. This involves everything from innovations that will revolutionize how we consume and produce food in the city to a new aid to facilitate communication with traumatized children. In total, six recipients will share SEK 630,000.

​The 2016 Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship is awarded to Buildsafe

​The 2016 Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship is awarded to Buildsafe

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2016 11:51 UTC

The winner of the 2016 Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship is Leo Sydow, for the Buildsafe innovation. A stipend of SEK 225,000 is awarded to one of the last three years’ Stockholm Innovation Scholarship winners who managed to further develop and expand upon his/her innovation.

 Stockholm Innovation Scholarship 2014: 7 ​entrepreneurs awarded

Stockholm Innovation Scholarship 2014: 7 ​entrepreneurs awarded

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2014 13:00 UTC

The Mayor of Stockholm, Mrs Karin Wanngård (s) awarded scholarships to seven entrepreneurs and innovators in stockholm today.

Stockholm - A Scene for Creativity

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2012 10:20 UTC

“Stockholm’s relatively small size seems to have worked in its favour when it comes to the city’s ambition to be considered one of Europe’s creative hubs. The effect of its creative professionals working in such close proximity has seen the Swedish capital produce an output that is more than the sum of its parts”. (M Kaczmarski, fDi Magazine)