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Creative Industries in Stockholm

Preamble :

A world-leading mix of creativity and tech

Stockholm is a creative melting-pot full of unexpected collaborations. It’s not uncommon for concepts to evolve after a game developer, filmmaker, designer, musician and artist get together and exchange ideas, often resulting in new and exciting businesses ventures.


Stockholm entrepreneurs, known for producing billion-dollar companies, are now tackling the world’s largest economic system, the food sector. Food loss and waste alone account for eight percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The next-generation food system, driven by tech and data, and geared towards sustainable solutions, is taking shape in Stockholm.


Over the past decade Stockholm has emerged as a key player in the world’s fast-growing gaming industry. The birthplace of gaming behemoths such as EA DICE, Mojang, and King - the creator of Candy Crush Saga, the highest revenue generating mobile game of all time - Sweden's capital is also home to over half of the country's 300 game companies. 

If you are interested in learning more about foodtech & gaming in Stockholm, please contact Jenny Berthling. 

Jenny Berthling

Jenny Berthling

Project Manager - Growth Industries

Phone: +46 (0)8-508 28 008

Mobile: +46 (0)7047 28 008

E-mail: jenny.berthling@stockholm.se

Fashion & Design

Sustainability and tech are driving change in the fashion & design industries, and Stockholm is leading the way. Design in Stockholm runs deeper than mere aesthetics. It's a way of living and thinking that is visible everywhere from the clothes we wear to the buildings we live and work in.

As a city of early adopters, international retailers view Stockholm as an ideal test market for everything from new sustainable materials and upcycling to circular business models.

The strong tech sector in Stockholm in combination with Swedes’ focus on sustainability makes Stockholm a perfect place for international retailers to prepare for the future.

If you are interested in learning more about the design and fashion industries in the Stockholm region, please contact Karin Strassburg. 

Karin Strassburg

Karin Strassburg

Business Development Manager - Retail & Connectivity

Phone: +46(0)8-508 28 083

Mobile: +46(0)70-47 28 083

E-mail: karin.strassburg@stockholm.se



The Swedish film industry is captivating the world, and more than 90% of its revenue comes from Stockholm. It is the home of Ingemar Bergman, Tomas Alfredsson and Roy Andersson, and Stockholm continues to foster talent, in front of as well as behind the camera.



Stockholm is one of the worlds leading music exporters. But it’s not only about present-day acts like Avicii and Icona Pop. Producers like Max Martin, with an astounding 17 Billboard number-ones, have topped international charts for decades. It’s no surprise that Spotify, Teenage Engineering and Auddly are all from Stockholm.



Stockholm is the epicentre of New Nordic Cuisine with some of the most creative chefs and restaurants in the world. The focus is on local, seasonal produce with chefs reinventing Scandinavian food and bringing out pure and natural flavours in innovative ways.


Fashion & Design

A main theme in Swedish creativity is the desire to combine cleverness with accessibility. This is especially apparent in the fashion and design industry where phenomena such as H&M, Acne and IKEA have had a huge global impact. Now a long list of startups are benefitting from the success of these giants.



Stockholm is one of the most important cities in Europe when it comes to game development. The growth is expected to continue for many years to come thanks to international success stories like Candy Crush Saga, Minecraft and the Battlefield Series.