Albeit in spirit, Alfred Nobel and the prize have contributed to Stockholm and Sweden’s position as one of the most innovative regions worldwide. Such diverse inventions as the refrigerator and the mobile phone have their origin in Stockholm. Contemporary household name successes include Skype, Minecraft and Spotify.
Stockholm draws attention for its...
is considered to be the Intellectual Capital of Europe and holds top
position in terms of health, security and standard of living in a
comparison of 26 of the world’s capital cities according to “the
Cities of Opportunity Index 2012”. According to a financial
comparison of the 27 capitals, creative people are drawn to
Stockholm. Stockholm also ranks as eighth in number of corporate
global headquarters by Forbes 2000.
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the 2012 Global Innovation Index, the Stockholm region ranks second
only to Switzerland. Sweden is also considered to be “The top EU
innovator” and leads in three of eight criteria: Human resources,
Finance and support, and Firm investments, as ranked by the European
… medical sciences
Institutet is the highest ranking non-Anglo Saxon medical university
according to Times Higher Education’s subject-specific ranking for
Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health Universities. The new Karolinska
University Hospital, set to open in 2016, will engage in highly
specialized medical care as well as world-class research and
education. Stockholm’s enlightened health climate extends to
exhaust emissions and the city boasts low levels compared with other
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… startup ecosystem
is a renowned city for innovative startups, with a long track record
of global successful. Spotify, Klarna, Mojang, Dice and Skype are
just a few examples. These successes are often the result of a
creative combination of technical know-how, disruptive business
models, leading digital infrastructure. Both local and national
government has enabled and promoted creative thinking and innovation.
Stockholm is also at the forefront regarding applications for
high-tech patents, according to a comparison conducted by
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to the World Knowledge Competitiveness Index, Stockholm is Europe’s
leading knowledge region and ranks sixth worldwide.
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… research and development
and Sweden are leading powerhouses in research and development, also
compared with countries outside the EU.
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… hotspot for investments
ranks just behind London for investment opportunities based on
economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of
life, infrastructure, business and friendly environment.
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… foreign direct investment
Stockholm region was the European Overall Winner in Foreign Direct
Investment (FDI) in a ranking conducted by FDI Intelligence earlier
this year. Stockholm was also picked as the Overall Winner in the
Quality of Life category, won the second place in Business
Friendliness and third place in Economic Potential. The City of
Stockholm came in second place in the Quality of Life category among
the top 10 Major Cities just after Paris, but ahead of Copenhagen and
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The Stockholm region in brief
Workforce: 1.8 million
RGDP: €130 billion
RGDP / GDP: 40.7 per cent. EU 31.6 per cent, Germany 38 per cent.
ranks in 8th place in Europe regarding regional GDP according to the
Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS-1).
Per Holmlund, PR Manager, Stockholm Business Region
+46 70 472 80 69, email@example.com
About Stockholm Business Region
Stockholm Business Region is the official investment promotion agency for the Stockholm region. Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic regions. With continual high growth, world-leading clusters within life science, cleantech and ICT, and as a center for fashion and design, Stockholm is the natural capital city of Scandinavia.
Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.investstockholm.com www.visitstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com