The region Skåne, in the southernmost part of Sweden with its vibrant, innovation-based economy and booming start-up scene, is a regional champion and national showcase. Home to 1.3 million people and one of Europe’s most skilled and best-educated workforces, Skåne is a natural magnet for international companies looking to establish and expand their North European footprint. Skåne is a landscape of contrasts, offering great diversity within easy traveling distance and only a short journey from the peaceful countryside and picturesque fishing villages to the vibrant cities of the region.
The city has a long tradition of innovation and strong networks between academia, the city, and the business community. Lund is an expanding global arena, with top international companies, world-leading research facilities, and a world-class university.
Industries in Skåne
Many companies are running successful export operations in Europe and other parts of the world within, for example, the manufacturing industry and the transport and service sectors.
Some companies that started in Skåne have developed into major international corporations.
60 percent of Scandinavian pharmaceutical research and manufacturing takes place in the Medicon Valley life science cluster, spanning Skåne and Zealand in Denmark. To achieve the desired synergy effects, these companies work together with researchers and students at universities and colleges of higher education as well as with the university hospitals in the Greater Copenhagen area.
There are several research villages and innovation parks in Skåne. The best known are Ideon and Medicon Village in Lund, where our office i located, Medeon in Malmö, Campus Helsingborg, and Krinova in Kristianstad.