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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.

​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.

​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.

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.

Stockholm economy: ​Mostly positive figures

Stockholm economy: ​Mostly positive figures

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2018 09:06 UTC

The Stockholm economy continues to develop strongly which is shown by most indicators. Aggregated gross pay data showed positive growth figures both for Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm in the last quarter of 2017, compared to the same quarter in 2016. Information and communication, and construction where the driving forces behind this development.

Higher slope, longer skirun thanks to Amazon Web Services

Higher slope, longer skirun thanks to Amazon Web Services

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 07:15 UTC

The Vilsta ski slope in Eskilstuna in the Stockholm region, will become 10 meters higher just in time for the winter season next year. All thanks to shaft masses from the construction of Amazon Web Services (AWS)’s data center in Eskilstuna.

Klara City View – a property in the heart of Stockholm for sale

Klara City View – a property in the heart of Stockholm for sale

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 11:29 UTC

For the first time in many years, the City of Stockholm has land to sell in the city center. The gross floor area is about 20 000 square meters. The property has the Central station, the City Hall and the open waters of Riddarfjärden as neighbours.

The world's top songwriters have landed in Stockholm

The world's top songwriters have landed in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2018 08:23 UTC

Today, some of the world’s most talented songwriters gather in Stockholm to experience the creative atmosphere in the Swedish capital. During three days, 45 songwriters from all over the world will come together, experiment and create at the 2018 Stockholm Songwriting Camp.

Stockholm economy: Increased employment rate and more new companies started

Stockholm economy: Increased employment rate and more new companies started

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 16:12 UTC

The Stockholm economy continues to develop strongly, which is shown by most indicators. Aggregated gross pay data showed positive growth for both Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm compared to the same quarter in 2016. Information and communication, construction, financial and insurance and education were the driving sectors behind this development.

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.

It's here! The guide every retail investor has been waiting for

It's here! The guide every retail investor has been waiting for

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2017 10:26 UTC

Packed with statistics, key facts and detailed descriptions of shopping districts in Stockholm, the Swedish retail guide has landed. For everyone considering entering the Stockholm retail market, this guide saves weeks of market research.

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 ROCKWOOL Group, the leading provider of stone wool solutions, invests in land in the Stockholm region

​The ROCKWOOL Group, the leading provider of stone wool solutions, invests in land in the Stockholm region

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 08:17 UTC

The Danish industrial Group, ROCKWOOL, has today confirmed the purchase of 180,000 square meters of land in the Eskilstuna Logistics Park (Eskilstuna Logistikpark), which will lay the foundation for future expansion to serve the Swedish construction market. The future facility has the potential to create about 150 new jobs in Eskilstuna.

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.

Stockholm companies gearing up to fight antibiotic resistance

Stockholm companies gearing up to fight antibiotic resistance

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2017 12:54 UTC

Infectious diseases are a global problem and one of the world's most urgent health threats due to antibiotic resistance. The Stockholm-Uppsala region is leading the way in finding solutions to the looming problems. Invest Stockholm has identified the most interesting new companies determined to fight infectious diseases.

​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.