As the automotive industry evolves to focus more on what’s within the cabin of the car, and less on what’s under the hood, big companies are moving to Skåne to take advantage of the unique competency available in the region.
A history of innovation within software development
The local presence of big software development companies like Sony Mobile and Ericsson over the last few decades, makes Skåne an ideal location for automotive companies to find competent and skilled engineers. In 2016, Bosch, Volvo Cars, and Continental set up offices at Lund's Ideon Science Park, recruiting developers from the region with extensive experience in fields like embedded software solutions, connectivity, and software security. They are joined by several smaller startups also engineering smart solutions for a transforming automotive industry.
Other advantages that the region offers automotive companies
In addition to competency, Skåne stands out as an ideal location for automotive actors to establish because of our strategic position and strong educational infrastructure. Companies already operating here point to the closeness to Copenhagen International Airport and proximity to end customers as beneficial to overall operations. Proximity to major research institutions, like the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University (LTH), also make the area an ideal place for the automotive industry to continue to grow.
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