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Advantage Austria focusing on innovation

1. November 2017

What makes Sweden dominate all rankings

The European Commission´s Innovation Scoreboard ranks Sweden with the Stockholm region as well as Gothenburg and Scania at the very top. This motivated numerous far-sighted entrepreneurs from Austria to attend study tours organized by Advantage Austria, in order to learn about the background of this success. Thus, the whole autumn was dedicated to innovation-friendly travelers. Those included Salzburg travel agencies, who wanted to see for themselves the cashless Swedish society. Upper Austrian industrialists, who found inspiration in Swedish management culture. Professionals within life sciences and the construction industry, who wanted to learn about the implementation of digital services, as well as startup specialists of the Vienna Region, who were impressed by the favorable environment for entrepreneurs in Sweden.

Joint conclusion from countless presentations and expert talks: While the Swedes may not always be so far ahead in terms of technology, they certainly are regarding their mindset, and therefore consider disruptive developments to be an opportunity that one certainly needs to exploit.

Thus, Advantage Austria´s  Stockholm office rightly holds its position as an innovation node in the Nordics.