Research in Sweden

The Swedish research funding policy is focused on promoting diversity in order to channel resources flexibly to the best researchers and groups, locally as well as internationally, according to the Swedish Research Council.

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The Swedish Research Council.

General research policy is made by the Ministry of Education and Research.

For information about research funding, click here.

EURAXESS is Sweden’s handbook for international researchers.

For more about working and living in Sweden, visit the Swedish Institute.

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Overview of R&D in Sweden

Research Firms

(Source: The 2009 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard)

  • SAAB (Aerospace & defence)
  • Haldex (Automobiles & parts)
  • Lansforsakringar (Banks)
  • Nordea Bank (Banks)
  • Svenska Handelsbanken (Banks)
  • Active Biotech (Biotechnology)
  • Affibody (Biotechnology)
  • Bioinvent (Biotechnology)
  • Biotage (Biotechnology)
  • Biovitrum (Biotechnology)
  • Karo Bio (Biotechnology)
  • Q-Med (Biotechnology)
  • Nolato (Chemicals)
  • Perstorp (Chemicals)
  • Volvo (Commercial vehicles & trucks)
  • Anoto (Computer hardware)
  • Axis (Computer hardware)
  • Assa Abloy (Construction & materials)
  • Cardo (Construction & materials)
  • Lindab International (Construction & materials)
  • Skanska (Construction & materials)
  • Vattenfall (Electricity)
  • Fagerhult (Electrical components & equipment)
  • Beijer Electronics (Electronic equipment)
  • Tilgin (Electronic equipment)
  • TeliaSonera (Fixed line telecommunications)
  • Lantmannen (Food producers)
  • SCA (Forestry & paper)
  • Sodra (Forestry & paper)
  • Trelleborg (General industrials)
  • Gunnebo (General retailers)
  • Aerocrine (Health care equipment & services)
  • Elekta (Health care equipment & services)
  • Getinge (Health care equipment & services)
  • RaySearch Laboratories (Health care equipment & services)
  • XCounter (Health care equipment & services)
  • Electrolux (Household goods & home construction)
  • NIBE Industrier (Household goods & home construction)
  • Alfa Laval (Industrial machinery)
  • Atlas Copco (Industrial machinery)
  • Hexagon (Industrial machinery)
  • Husqvarna (Industrial machinery)
  • Munters (Industrial machinery)
  • Sandvik (Industrial machinery)
  • Seco Tools (Industrial machinery)
  • SKF (Industrial machinery)
  • Hoganas (Industrial metals & mining)
  • SSAB Svenskt Stal (Industrial metals & mining)
  • TradeDoubler (Internet)
  • Alecta (Life insurance)
  • Eniro (Media)
  • Boliden (Mining)
  • LKAB (Mining)
  • Intrum Justitia (Other financials)
  • Investment AB Kinnevik (Other financials)
  • Ratos (Other financials)
  • Skanditek (Other financials)
  • Meda (Pharmaceuticals)
  • Medivir (Pharmaceuticals)
  • Orexo (Pharmaceuticals)
  • Micronic Laser Systems (Semiconductors)
  • Enea (Software)
  • IBS (Software)
  • Industrial and Financial Systems (Software)
  • Orc Software (Software)
  • Cision (Support services)
  • Ericsson (Telecommunications equipment)
  • Net Insight (Telecommunications equipment)
  • Swedish Match (Tobacco)
  • Boss Media (Travel & leisure)

Research Institutions

  • ACREO (R&D in electronics, optics and ICT)
  • CBI (R&D in concrete and constructions) 
  • GLAFO (R&D in glass and glass production)
  • IMEGO (R&D in sensor technology)
  • INNVENTIA (R&D in paper, pulp, packaging, graphic media and biorefining) 
  • INTERACTIVE INSTITUTE (R&D in art, design and ICT) 
  • VIKTORIA (R&D for automotive, safety and transport industries) 
  • JTI (R&D in agricultural engineering and environmental technology) 
  • SANTA ANNA (R&D in medicine, safety and ICT) 
  • SICS (R&D in applied computer science) 
  • SIK (R&D for the food industry) 
  • SMP (Testing, certification, inspections, CE-marking and safety of machinery) 
  • SP (R&D and testing in several technical core areas along the innovation chain) 
  • SWEREA IVF (R&D and training for the manufacturing industry) 
  • SWEREA KIMAB (R&D within the corrosion and metals fields) 
  • SWEREA MEFOS (R&D and consulting in pyrometallurgy, heating and metalworking) 
  • SWEREA SICOMP (R&D in manufacturing and design of composite materials) 
  • SWEREA SWECAST (R&D and training for the foundry and casting industry) 
  • YKI (R&D in applied surface and colloid chemistry) 

(If your company does not have a URL on this list, please feel free to contact us with your details.)