Sweden is known as a leader in the innovative sphere. The country invests heavily in research, encourages critical thinking from an early stage and is open to international influences. Sweden is known to be one of the world’s most creative countries with a high per capita income.

Multinational Swedish Companies around the globe such as: IKEA, Ericsson, Volvo, Tetra Pak, H&M, ABB, Atlas Copco, SKF, Spotify, AstraZeneca, Absolut Vodka, Saab, Skype, Electrolux, Husqvarna AB and many more.
Sweden is known to be home of the Nobel Prize Inventor Alfred Nobel
99% of all waste in Sweden is recycled.

Sweden’s rankings*

1st among 131 in Innovation Capacity Index 2011 (European Business School)
2nd among 141 in Global Innovation Index 2012 (INSEAD)
1st among 27 in Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011 (EU Commission)
1st among 82 in Global Creativity Index 2011 (Martin Prosperity Institute)

*Sweden’s position in relation to the number of countries ranked

Sweden excels at environmental technology and sustainable solutions. Many Swedish innovations have become highly successful exports. Often, they address complex global challenges such as poverty alleviation and climate change.

Source: Swedish Institute, 2016

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