Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and a major political, academic and business centre in Northern Europe. It is also the centre of the country’s biggest functional region, the Stockholm-Mälar region.
The population of Stockholm-Mälar Region is 2.7 million and the surface area 36 500 sq. km. Generating one third of the country’s economic growth, the region is ranked as one of the world’s foremost knowledge-based economies. It has outstanding institutions for research and development with important clusters in the fields of ICT and biotechnology, and well-established, diversified and future-oriented industry. The share of the region's working age population with tertiary education is almost 40 percent. In the region there are 30 higher educational institutions (HEI) with 110 000 students, and six science parks.
The annual Nobel Prize ceremonies are an important and integrated part of Stockholm’s scientific profile, providing a scientific brand of global reach, and attracting qualified scientists to Stockholm.
The key business areas of Stockholm are ICT, life sciences, finance and service industry, creative media and entertainment industries, tourism industry.
Sten Nordin – Mayor of Stockholm info note [ACTIVE LINK_Nordin_eng_CV.pdf]
Stockholm contact person:
Mr. Fredrik Åstedt
EU Policy Adviser
City of Stockholm
Tel: +46850829610 / Mob: +46761229610