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Key Industries in Skåne

Skåne hosts a unique triple helix research environment in which the private sector, government and academia collaborate closely. An extensive network of research assets unite dynamic sector clusters, science parks, universities and public bodies in a shared ambition to drive innovation and business. Discover your business and investment opportunities in Skåne's strongest industries; from materials science and nanotech to digital games and tech.

Key sectors

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Automotive & E-mobility

Skåne is an ideal location for automotive companies to find competent and skilled engineers, thanks to an extensive history of big mobile companies being present in the region

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Cleantech

Skåne provides one of the most attractive business environments in the world for cleantech start-ups and large-scale businesses. World leaders such as Vestas, EON and Enercon are located here, as well as upcoming companies with innovative technologies and cutting edge competence.

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Retail

Being the world’s 4th most international city, with citizens from 171 of the 193 UN member nations calling it home, has helped Malmö spawn vibrant retail, food, and art scenes. And their participants – the city’s a young, diverse and highly educated population – is growing.

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Logistics

One third of Sweden’s imports and exports pass through its southernmost region, Skåne. With access to both air, rail, port, road, and a connection to Denmark via the Öresund Bridge, the region is an excellent logistics hub.

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Advanced Materials

With the establishment of two groundbreaking research facilities offering world-class visualization techniques and instruments, as well as Lund University’s renowned research in nanotechnology, the area is fast becoming one of the most advanced materials science strongholds in the world.

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Life Sciences

The Swedish-Danish life science cluster Medicon Valley is the one of Europe's largest open arenas in life science. Besides a vast talent pool of scientists and research facilities, it comprises more than 350 R&D companies in biotech, pharma and medical technology, ranging from start-ups to large market leaders.

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Healthtech

A history of innovation in technology and life sciences makes Skåne a unique place to thrive in the emerging industry that combines the two into one: healthtech.

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Digital games

Malmö has approximately 5 times more game studios than London and Montreal per capita. Companies based in the city and surrounding area have been behind popular titles like Little Nightmares, Smash Hit, The Division, Touchgrind BMX, and Year Walk.

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Technology

Skåne is a place rich in talent for tech, from systems design and control to software and hardware design in mobile and wireless systems.

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