- ‘Slowbalization’: why Swedish companies are moving back home
Sweden has a dynamic, modern economy, led by Stockholm’s status as an international innovation and startup hub. But you may be surprised to learn that a growing number of Swedish companies with production bases overseas are choosing to move these operations home.
- Kickstart your tech career at Stockholm’s new centre for digital culture
Few cities are more digitally savvy than Stockholm. You may therefore be surprised to learn that tech companies in Sweden expect a shortfall of 70,000 skilled workers in the sector by 2022.
- How this Stockholm innovator is fighting fast fashion with a killer app
Today, for anyone under a certain age, it has become almost second nature to swipe right or left to indicate a like or dislike. First popularised by dating apps like Tinder, it’s this easy-to-grasp format that makes Popswap so instantly appealing.
- Five reasons for optimism about Stockholm’s creative industries
If you live in or have spent time in Stockholm, you’ll be familiar with its creative energy and cutting-edge innovations within music, gaming, film and fashion.
- Why high-impact fintechs will help shape Stockholm’s future
As co-founder of Sthlm Fintech Week and program manager for the Mastercard Lighthouse Program, Lana Brandorne has her finger firmly on the pulse of Stockholm’s burgeoning fintech scene. So, what does the future hold in store for the sector? And what opportunities are likely to arise for anyone keen to get a foot in the door?
- Why the future is Brite for instant payments
Lena Hackelöer sometimes jokes that Stockholm selected her: in 2010, the then fledgling Klarna asked the German marketing expert to move from Paris to help coordinate their outreach efforts. Multiple executive positions and one IPO later, she has combined her passion for marketing with extensive product skills to lead a fintech company tackling difficult but crucially important international payment challenges.
- Why sustainable Stockholm is leading the way in impact investments
When Swedish startup Klarna raised $1 billion in March, it put $10 million aside for a yet-to-be-launched new initiative that focuses on the key sustainability challenges worldwide.
- Stockholm mobilizes to tackle neurodegenerative diseases as global life expectancy increases
The Stockholm-Uppsala life science cluster is one of the world’s foremost innovation hubs in the field of healthy ageing. A new report from Invest Stockholm examines how industry, government and universities are collaborating to take on the challenges presented by a rapid increase in incidences of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
- Top ten European tech stories of 2020
Every year is now a big year in tech. But in 2020 innovative digital solutions were more in demand than ever before, as disruption became a fact of life rather than simply a business buzzword.
- Mayor of Stockholm: 'We want to be the impact capital of the world'
Few years have given humankind as much cause for reflection as 2020. But in the eyes of Anna König Jerlmyr, the Mayor of Stockholm, reflecting on your purpose and the impact you can have has always been crucial.