During a two-day visit, the Minister-President of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, accompanied by a delegation comprising members from trade and industry, research and academia, visited the Gothenburg region to see how Gothenburg, together with other stakeholders, is managing the transition process within the automotive cluster.
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.
She's gathering Gothenburg's environmental expertise in a new partnership to reduce the region's climate impact
Maria Hellström is heading the Gothenburg Climate Partnership, a partnership between trade and industry in the Gothenburg region, academia, non-profit organisations and the City of Gothenburg. The aim is to find climate challenges common to several companies and to solve them together in concrete projects, with the help of stakeholders from the City of Gothenburg. The City of Gothenburg has initiated this partnership because the demanding climate goals it has established cannot be solved alone, but rather only in partnership with trade and industry.
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.
During the first two days of e-health conference Vitalis, the eHealth Match matchmaking service brought together some 140 companies in more than 300 pre-booked business meetings.
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.
There seems to be something happening in the region now that we haven’t seen to the same extent previously. The large companies have really started opening up to smaller companies, writes Business Region Göteborg’s CEO Patrik Andersson.
Gothenburg has, alongside Nice in France and Utrecht in the Netherlands, been granted 18 million Euros (just over 175 million Swedish krona) by the EU, for a five-year project. It focuses on open data and the testing of climate-smart solutions for energy and sustainable transport. Both Gothenburg residents and the rest of the EU shall benefit from the results.
A visit to Gothenburg by the director of China's National Energy Administration revealed export opportunities for Swedish climate-smart solutions within the energy sector. Business Region Göteborg is now following up on this by taking companies from West Sweden along to China.
Time is money in both production and sales. Egg-box-shaped reinforcement spacers that save time when casting concrete foundations grabbed the attention of UK companies when Speedies reinforcement spacers came to visit with the help of Enterprise Europe Network.