The Gothenburg region has one of the world’s most advanced district heating systems and many companies in the region offer innovative solutions for smarter heating. Borås-based Wideco Sweden is one of these companies and we have been following their journey to market in China, which has now resulted in a three-year agreement with a Chinese distributor in the city of Tangshan outside Beijing.
Sweden is very much to the fore when it comes to innovations in environmental engineering and green system solutions. As such, overseas companies and organisations, regions and countries that want to learn more in these fields are keen to visit Gothenburg – providing golden opportunities for companies in Gothenburg and surrounds to establish contact and present their offerings. However, when running a business, it's difficult to keep track of what's going on, who's here and whether they're of interest. This is where Green Gothenburg comes into the picture.
Construction boom in Gothenburg creates many business opportunities and a high demand for sustainable solutions
Insulation manufactured from eelgrass, water-saving nozzle for taps and custom solar panels for facades and roofs. These were just some of the sustainable solutions presented when 27 companies from northern Europe interacted with construction & property companies and others associated with Living Lab on 8 May 2019 in Gothenburg.
Testbed Gothenburg is an initiative to support industry, public sector organizations, science parks and academia in their efforts to increase the rate of innovation. By collaboratively developing new solutions, we will become better at tackling the challenges society is facing.
Finnish tech companies have found a new market and test arena for their innovations: the Gothenburg automotive cluster. A number of diverse collaborations are currently underway with vehicles of the future being the common denominator – all thanks to the collaboration between Business Region Göteborg and its Finnish counterparts.
Their innovations have received a great deal of attention from Swedish companies, financiers and networks. They admire the dynamics, mentality and networking. We take a closer look at three Finnish companies that are now setting up shop in Gothenburg.
Outlook: How Development of Electric Vehicles and 5G in China Affects the European Automotive Industry
Companies operating in the European automotive industry need to keep a close eye on what is happening in China – particularly with regard to electromobility and 5G development. This was opined by two leading experts who took part in a panel discussion at Business Region Göteborg’s Automotive Gothenburg Networking Event.
With L&T Technology Services' new digital engineering centre in Lindholmen Science Park, three leading Indian IT and tech companies have established operations in the Gothenburg region.
“That so many companies from one of the world’s most advanced IT countries choose to set up here illustrates the region’s attractiveness,” says Erik Behm, Area & Investment Manager ICT at Business Region Göteborg.
Gothenburg company Appland is about to enter a new chapter after it signed an agreement to be acquired by Indian telecommunications company OnMobile, a deal worth USD 15 million (approx. SEK 143 million).
Cities around the world need to further develop their transport solutions to increase mobility for both people and goods, and at the same time, to reduce emissions. Gothenburg, which is the first in the world to investigate the interaction between self-driving vehicles and long-term urban planning, showcased the latest developments when the city hosted an international delegation with participants from eight countries.
With a view over the North Sea, Saab Surveillance has developed a new generation of radar products. Reaching these heights hasn’t happened by chance, nor that Gothenburg and Western Sweden have a world-leading cluster in antenna and microwave technology. It is the spirit of collaboration in the region that produces world-class technology according to Saab business area manager Anders Carp.
This week, for the first time, a unique local marketplace for electricity, heat and cooling is being tested at Chalmers' Johanneberg campus. The EU funded initiative is a collaboration between nine local partners and is being held to find new ways towards a fossil-free energy supply system at international level.
A globally leading collaborative environment for artificial intelligence. This is the vision for the new AI centre in Lindholmen Science Park, which will be inaugurated in the autumn of 2018, and will help Europe to climb onto the global stage with regard to research into AI.
Our world today is ruled by technology. Social networks, online purchases and business IT systems are just a few areas where technology plays an important role. Data is often called “the new oil".
The Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC) is very active on the international scene and often visits other countries for inspiration and new business contacts. This time, they selected Sweden and Gothenburg for inspiration and business contacts during a week long study tour in Northern Europe.
The telecom industry has spearheaded technological development, not least within connectivity. The automotive industry is now taking over that role, according to Simona Bamerlind at HiQ in the last of Business Region Göteborg's series of articles about the technology consulting industry.
Vehicle electrification is going to increase dramatically and the Gothenburg region's automotive cluster has a tremendous advantage with its extensive knowledge in the field of electrical architecture, says Martin Wahlgren, CEO of Consat, part of Netgroup Engineering, in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles about the technology consulting industry.
You have to train for a long time before you can jump really high, and the same applies to building complex and safe systems such as self-driving vehicles, comments Christian U Larsson of ÅF Consult in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles on the technology consulting industry.
During the year's stop-over of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is the world's toughest round-the-world race, Gothenburg City and Volvo will host two seminars in the middle of the Race Village in Frihamnen. Bernt Svensén from Business Region Göteborg is Programme Director for the seminars and describes the content, the speakers and the hot topics here.
The self-driving car is part of the city ecosystem of the future and no longer tops the pyramid. This is an area where the Gothenburg region has a substantial competitive advantage thanks to our openness and ability to collaborate well, says Carl-Johan Aldén at Semcon in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles on the technology consulting industry.
The technology consulting industry plays an extremely important role in the Gothenburg region's automotive cluster. It adds dynamism to the labour market, transfers skills between industries and increases innovation and new enterprise.
In a series of articles, Business Region Göteborg will take a look at the industry and some of its key players.
A declaration of intent between Business Region Gothenburg and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality creates new opportunities for Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg. Roads are also being opened in Shanghai’s startup and test-bed environments for the region's companies.
This week Gothenburg in Sweden will host an international project meeting gathering the range of innovative startups, research organisations and local authorities that make up IRIS Smart Cities. The project, of which Gothenburg is one of three exemplary ‘Lighthouse’ cities, aims to develop and replicate smart solutions for cities to become increasingly energy efficient, sustainable and attractive for their inhabitants. The meeting will be held within walking distance of several of the testbed areas used in the project. Business Region Gothenburg participates in IRIS under the City of Gothenburg and, through Green Gothenburg, provides study visits to the meeting participants where the city's climate-smart solutions are presented.
It is clear that the European energy system is in a period of transition. However, it is not at all clear what the final system will look like in terms of market actors and market design. We can be quite certain that the transition will require time in order to stabilize, and that R&D will be necessary in order to reach a functioning model. In the Fossil-free Energy Districts project, FED, we are trying to reduce the transition time. The Research Institute of Sweden, RISE is contributing by developing a market design and analysing drivers and barriers for future local energy systems.