Skåne is part of the Öresund region, one of the most dynamic areas in Europe for groundbreaking science and technological innovations.
With 3,800,000 people, 140,000 students, 14 universities, 8 science parks and world leading clusters in ICT, Life Science, Food Technology, and Materials Science this is a highly attractive area to invest, work and live in.
Skåne is now ranked the second most attractive region in Sweden for foreign companies. The reasons for our popularity are not hard to find. Here you will find not only an innovative international business environment perfectly adapted to the needs of global organisations, but also excellent communications.
The Öresund Bridge that connects Skåne in Sweden, with Copenhagen on the Danish side has fuelled the fast economic growth of this region. Malmö, Sweden’s third city is now only 20 minutes away from Copenhagen international airport. With 3 international airports in total, excellent rail and road transport connections and modern seaports the region rightly claims to be the logistic gateway to Scandinavia.
You can also let your heart beat a little slower too, when it is time to relax. The open spaces, the rolling countryside, forests, lakes and long sandy beaches are never more than 30 minutes away from wherever you work. This unique combination of stimulating business environment and a high quality of life means you really can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Quality Business Environment
Apart from a substantial and deep pool of talent, Skåne has the infrastructure in place to do successful business from day one. Everything you need is close at hand. There are several universities including Lund University, which is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, and outstanding research facilities that many other countries envy, such as MAX IV and ESS, two world leading centres for materials research.
There are also established, mature world-class clusters in Life Science, ICT and Food Technology plus established science parks, with energetic start-ups sitting alongside industry giants. Many well-known international companies, such as RIM, Intel and Huawei have located here precisely because of the importance of these clusters.
Quality of Life
It is not hard to find reasons to locate to Skåne, because you can live the good life for a reasonably modest price compared to other parts of Europe. If your dream is a small horse farm in idyllic countryside, or a house on the beach combined with a stimulating job in a high tech environment you can live your dream in Skåne. Outdoors or indoors you will have fun, and be able to live life to the full.
There are 70 golf courses within an hours drive, lots of small harbours for the sailors and a full list of outdoor pursuits. Culturally there are international concert halls, art exhibitions, theatre and cuisine to suit all tastes. The multi-cultural atmosphere, of cities like Malmö, adds to the spice of life and the unusually young demographic of the region means you feel the vibrant energy wherever you roam.
Top of the class in English
Communicating with people is easy too, as English is the second language to Swedes. Their proficiency in English ranks at the top compared with other European countries. This makes life smoother and more enjoyable whether in a business meeting or out shopping.
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