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​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.

​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.

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.

​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: ​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.

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.

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.

Stockholm hotel investment guide: opportunities for international investors

Stockholm hotel investment guide: opportunities for international investors

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 05:50 UTC

Through stable growth, Stockholm has reached record levels of RevPAR (revenue per available room), and surging occupancy has created a great need for additional guest room capacity. While demand has become increasingly diverse, supply has remained homogeneous and regional operators dominate the market. The time is ripe for international investors to conquer a share of emerging market segments.

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.

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.