Great at helping
"In Skåne, and in Sweden, we are great at helping entrepreneurs. So if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can have all the possibilities to be successful!"
— Lotta Wessfeldt, CEO, Ideon Science Park, Lund
Skåne is no stranger to groundbreaking ideas. We’re a region famous for disruption in a country that tops global innovation rankings. Some of the pioneering inventions that we cannot do without today - like Bluetooth, the medical ultrasound, the modern ventilator, and even nicotine gum, face recognition technology and Oatly plant milk all come from here!Discover inventions from Skåne
"Skåne has a lot of knowledge, talent, infrastructure, and a market that's interested in testing new ideas. All within close proximity of each other. We also have a well-developed network of publicly funded incubators that work hard to help start-ups take flight and succeed."
Jens AlmqvistBusiness Designer at Krinova Incubator & Science Park, Kristianstad
"In Scandinavia, we have a really strong tradition of private-public collaborations in different forms. We have a long tradition of the government, the regions, and the public sector investing in innovation support systems."
Petter HartmanCEO, Medicon Village science park, Lund
Did you know that one of the biggest European collaboration projects is taking place in the Skåne's city of Lund? Advanced research infrastructure, European Spallation Source, or ESS, is a collaboration of 13 European nations to build the world's brightest neutron source. Both Sweden and Denmark act as host nations for the facility opening in 2026.