Business and innovation by Sweden

This toolkit contains material about Sweden as an innovative business community and is linked to the Swedish Government’s 5 innovation partnership programmes. It consists mainly of material produced by SI, but there are also references to and texts from other stakeholders. Part of this toolkit contains information about the Swedish start-up scene. Two more toolkits connected to these themes will soon be published.

Building blocks

Booklet – The strengths of Swedish business
Swedish business and Agenda 2030 in figures
Suggested seminar topics in Swedish
Presentation: Innovative Sweden
Join us in cocreation – information about the five innovation partnership programmes
Further information about business in Sweden
Presentation Startup Sweden – how Sweden became a startup star

Communication material on startups

Article: How to start up the Swedish way
Video for social media: 5 reasons why Stockholm is a startup hub


The list of seminar suggestions is intended to inspire as to how activities can be arranged and around which themes. We encourage you to couple this material with SI’s other toolkits, such as The smart city – meeting the urban challenge, Fashion revolution – the future of textiles and Smart industry – unlocking the potential. It can also be connected to the Expert visitors’ programme.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 15,000 SEK for inviting Swedish guest speakers (travel cost and remuneration), language translations and printing the material.

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information contact Ninni Luthin-Kärling.