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1 Welcome to Sweden – from a business point of view Speaker: Name Country, date

2 the telephone handset Celsius thermometer pacemaker computer mouse What do the telephone handset and the Celsius thermometer have in common with the pacemaker and the computer mouse ? They are all Swedish inventions used every day worldwide.


4 The key market in Northern Europe

5 An export-dependent free trade nation

6 Founded in 1937, Saab now makes world-leading products. Packaging firm Tetra Pak can now be found in space. Electrolux, founded in 1910, today makes robot vacuum cleaners.

7 The origin of tomorrow’s industries

8 Highest R&D spending in the OECDHighest R&D spending in the OECD Third most patents in the worldThird most patents in the world Most innovative country in the worldMost innovative country in the world A world leader in research and development Håkan Lans Swedish inventor in computer technology Maria Strömme Professor of nanotechnology Arvid Carlsson Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine Mathias Uhlén Professor of microbiology

9 International prizes from Sweden

10 ArchitectureArchitecture *The Ralph Erskine Award EnvironmentEnvironment *The Stockholm Water Prize *The Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award Human RightsHuman Rights *The World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child *The Right Livelihood Award LiteratureLiterature *The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award MusicMusic *The Polar Music Prize PhotographyPhotography *The Hasselblad Award ArtsArts *The Carnegie Art Award The Nobel Prize – the most prestigious award in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace and economic sciences International prizes from Sweden

11 Green technology – a world necessity


13 SymbioCity – introducing your future SymbioCity is a network of Swedish companies and organizations promoting sustainable urban development

14 Leading country in life sciences


16 Key nation for IT and telecom development



19 A fast growing tourism and meeting destination “The midnight sun, the snowbound winters, meatballs, herring, Vikings and Volvos, ABBA and The Hives – whatever your pre-existing notions about Sweden may be, a visit to this multifaceted country is bound to both confirm and confound them.” (

20 Photo collage from Visit Sweden

21 How is this possible?

22 Stable and supportive financial market The world’s first central bank Fast growing financial services sector

23 Business with corporate social responsibility “The Government encourages companies to follow the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and to respect the principles contained in the Global Compact, wherever in the world they happen to be active. However, it is important that companies themselves feel a sense of ownership and pursue these issues.” Said by Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade.

24 A third of Sweden’s workforce has tertiary educationA third of Sweden’s workforce has tertiary education Productivity is among the highest in the worldProductivity is among the highest in the world Skilled and productive workforce


26 A straightforward trade partner Smooth border administration Efficient transportation and communications systems Modern business environment Non-corrupt country

27 The Swedish pavilion at Expo 2010

28 A connected country A large nation connected with modern technology and an efficient network of roads, airports and harbors

29 HMK Crown princess Victoria

30 Key facts about Sweden Capital: Stockholm (59°21′N 18°4′E) Population: 9.3 million Currency: 1 krona (SEK) = 100 öre Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe Longest north–south distance: 978 mi (1,574 km) Longest east–west distance: 310 mi (499 km) Language: Swedish Government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber Monarch / Head of State: King Carl XVI Gustaf Prime Minister: Fredrik Reinfeldt EU accession: January 1995

31 For more information about Sweden:

32 Photo credits Slide 1: Martin Pålsson Slide2: Shutterstock Slide 3: Image Bank Sweden, Bacho, Jude Medical, Swedish Match, ABB, Göran Wink, Volvo Cars, Volvo Construction Equipment Slide 4: Shutterstock Slide 5: Ericsson Slide 6: Tetra Pak/Arla, Electrolux, Saab Group Slide 8: Scanpix Slide 9: Victor Kayfetz Slide 11: Shutterstock Slide 12: Parans, ClimateWell Slide 14 -15 : Astra Zeneca,Martin Magntorn Slide16: SonyEricsson Slide 17: Ericsson, Spotify Slide 18: Image Bank Sweden: Luger, Sandra Nordin, Tommy Södergren, Christian Lövborg, Peter Gehrke, Odd Molly, Anders Thessin, Jacob Karström, Louise Billgert, Slide 19: Fredrik Schlyter/Johnér Slide 20: : VisitSweden/Image Bank Sweden: Henrik Trygg, Ulf Huett Nilsson, Miriam Preis, Nicho Södling, Staffan Widstrand, Anna Hureta/Johnér, Per Magnus Persson/Johnér Slide 21: Image Bank Sweden Slide 22-23: Shutterstock Slide 24: Karolinska Institutet, Ulf Sirborn Slide 25: Image Bank Sweden: Slide 25: Image Bank Sweden: Nicho Södling Slide 26, 28 Shutterstock Slide 27 :Expo2010 Slide 29: SOIC, Annica Magnusson Slide 30: Getty Images

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