The southernmost part of Sweden is shaped by six cornerstones. These exceptional qualities set the region apart from other places in Sweden and makes Skåne a very attractive place to live, work and do business.
1. Strategically located
When you live in Skåne, everything is close. Malmö, Skåne’s biggest city, is 13 minutes from Scandinavia's largest airport, just across the Öresund Bridge; with Hamburg about five hours away by road. When the Fehmarnbelt tunnel opens, you'll be able to travel from Skåne to Germany by train in three hours! Our well-connected travel network includes excellent cycling infrastructure, as well as other strategic rail and shipping routes, making Skåne a gateway to Europe and the world.
2. Pioneering innovation
Did you know that Skåne is home to several inventions that have changed the world? Where would we be without Bluetooth, the medical ultrasound, the artificial kidney, or the Tetra Pak carton? All of it, invented here! Skåne is a high-tech region brimming with changemakers within food, lifescience, tech, games, material science, mobility and more. Skåne stands out as an innovative region, so if you have plans to change the future, then you should move to Skåne.
3. A collaborative ecosystem
In Skåne, we know that great things are achieved by working together. We are located within one of the most knowledge-intensive areas in all of Scandinavia where we collaborate and share knowledge to develop groundbreaking solutions; making the most of the region's diversity of talent and ideas. Skåne’s unique infrastructure serves as a valuable testbed for researchers and developers from around the globe seeking solutions for some of the world’s biggest challenges.
4. A cosmopolitan region
The southernmost tip of Sweden is a region bursting with diverse cultures, tastes, flavours, languages, and communities. Home to several big global companies, internationally recognised universities with competitive degree programmes; and with a rich science and innovation landscape, Skåne attracts cool, talented and highly-educated people from all over the world. Our region is a welcoming, fertile and attractive place for growing your career, your start-up, and your family.
5. Built around sustainability
In Skåne, we have big sustainability goals, like aiming to be fossil-fuel free by 2030! Sustainability is our way of life – we work to promote renewable energies, sustainable transport, sustainable food production, and a circular bioeconomy to ensure that people, communities, business and nature can thrive for generations. Our efforts include building excellent bicycle lanes for planet-conscious travel; making it easy to recycle waste, or encouraging everyone in the region to make smarter choices.
6. Exceptional quality of life
Nobody does quality of life better than Skåne. Where else in Europe can you commute from a demanding job in an international city to your home in a quiet suburb in just 15 minutes – by bicycle? In cities like Malmö, Lund or Helsingborg, such convenience and quality of life is normal. Skåne also offers unbelievable nature – abundant forests, lakes, rivers, unspoiled white sand beaches, rugged cliffs, and lush meadows. You’ll want to clock out early to enjoy life beyond the 9 to 5.
Living in Skåne
There is something for everyone in the southernmost part of Sweden – but it’s how it all comes together that makes Skåne so appealing.
Our region is home to different types of industries and economic opportunities. The way we work is also enticing to many people. There are a few things to know, however, before you start updating that CV.