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.
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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.
WirelessCar is the telematics incubator which put Gothenburg on the world map within connected vehicles. The company has now secured another major customer, moved to a new office in Gårda and needs to expand rapidly – but despite its world-leading position is having difficulties finding new employees.
“We have to think in completely new ways in order to find the expertise we need,” says Martin Rosell, CEO.
The Gothenburg region’s booming economy tapered off during the autumn, but many sectors continue to perform strongly. These were some of the findings in Business Region Göteborg’s fourth and last Economic Outlook report of 2018.
Business Region Göteborg has awarded Qatar Airways with the key to the heart of Gothenburg for being this year’s most valuable international business establishment. The airline receives the award for its new direct flights between Gothenburg and Qatar’s capital Doha.
People from all over the world come to Gothenburg to work at the region’s companies and universities. On 7 December, nearly 200 foreign professionals and their families took part in the 18th annual Expat Christmas Event. In total, 43 countries and 44 different companies were represented.
The Gothenburg region’s booming economy faded somewhat in the autumn, shows Business Region Göteborg’s fourth and last Economic Outlook report of 2018. The labour market remains strong while housing prices have fallen and the number of redundancies has risen.
The Gothenburg region is faced with skills shortages in several areas. At the same time the business community needs access to top talent. International workers are, and will continue to be, an important piece in the puzzle.
“Now is the time to go out there and show what Gothenburg has to offer,” says Andreas Göthberg, head of FDI at Business Region Göteborg, one of the initiators of Move to Gothenburg.
The Gothenburg region’s 100 largest companies employ nearly a fifth of the region’s workforce, but the figure has declined over time as smaller companies grow at a faster pace. These are some of the findings in a new report, Företagande, from Business Region Göteborg.
When this Gothenburg-based company needed to reduce its production costs, the solution was to look for business partners in Europe – where they attracted great interest.
When 70,000 people gathered in Lisbon for the tech conference Web Summit, artificial intelligence, cyber security and autonomous vehicles were a few of the prominent topics, explains Business Region Göteborg’s Erik Behm, who was on hand.
For companies in the life science sector, the US is generally the most important market. Breaking into that market alone is not always simple, but acting as a group can make things considerably easier. The 3rd Nordic American Life Science conference will be held on 28-29 November in New York. The event is expected to gather over 120 company representatives from the USA and the Nordics.
China is actively opening up its market to the world via its first ever China International Import Expo. For Swedish businesses the move can mean new possibilities for exporting to China. And for Gothenburg, the expo is an opportunity to showcase the region.
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).