The following projects work to help companies in the region grow. Read more to find out how.

Why? We know scaleups.

We understand the unique challenges that scaleups face – as well as to marshal the resources and talent they need to grow their companies fast. As an organisation operating at the leading edge of the Swedish innovation ecosystem, we know the need for connecting the scaleup leaders to each other and build a community of scaleup leaders where they may be inspired, learn from others, and learn while doing, all packaged in as short time slots as possible.

Our overall goal is to become Europe’s best science park for innovative scaleups.

To know more please contact Scott Young, Special Projects Manager.

Nordic scalers community

We want to make the Nordic region leading not only for starting up, but also scaling up businesses

In the last years, there has been a focus on how to help and nurture startups in the Nordics. This has made the Nordic region one of the best in the world when it comes to starting and developing new companies. Even though the Nordic countries are above OECD average to start new companies, the challenge is that they seldom grow to scale. Therefore, the Nordic startup companies are not reaching their full potential and many of the growth opportunities are lost.

The Nordic countries lag the leading countries in the extent to which they scaleup, with research suggesting that many of the companies have stagnant growth despite their best aspirations. One of the differences compared to the leading ecosystems is the size. Combined, the Nordic countries are big enough to produce quality scaleups with the desired opportunities for growth. This is exactly what Nordic Innovation wants to tap into with the Nordic Scalers program. The vision is to make the Nordics the leading region in the World not only for starting up, but also scaling up businesses.

Nordic Scalers 2.0

Nordic Innovation, in cooperation with Nasdaq, launched Nordic Scalers 2.0 in April 2021 with three new programs for scaleups in the Nordic region.

All the three programs are run by experienced cross-Nordic teams involving partners who have validated the program concepts on a national level. The programs will help Nordic scaleups manage and accelerate their next stages of growth, and will focus on competence building, involving coaching, mentoring and networking elements.

EY Scaleup Leadership Program

Learn how the global winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year have used seven drivers of growth to reach their success. The success factors have been packaged into Ideon Scaleup Leadership program, including inspirational/instructing presentations, guided self assessment with immediate results in prioritized actions.

This program is for you who are a leader, founder or CEO of an innovative product development company, with a revenue from clients over 10 MSEK/Y, in relationship with Ideon Science Park, that wants to get the fast track to scaling up a business, delivered in small manageable bites.

To know more, please contact Rosa Özgen Sundin, Project Manager.


“We recommend Ideon Scaleup Leadership for the management of companies facing scaleup challenges. The program spans over multiple areas that have been crucial for scaling up our organisation – high recognition feeling! Excellent webinars and practical tools give the background and support to analyse, plan and execute in a structured way.“
Magnus Gäfvert

CEO, Modelon

The 7 drivers of growth and sessions (2 hours per month)

1. Customers

2. People, Behaviour, Culture

3. Digital Technology & Analytics

4. Sustainable Operations – From survival to thriving

5. Funding & Finance

6. Risk – Threat or Opportunity

7. Transactions & Alliances

”This gave us a structured and pedagogical tool to analyse our own business and identify areas for improvement”.
Lars Lindell

CEO, Acconer

Ideon Navigator Scaleup

The Navigator Program is based on an award winning accelerator process maintained by the Navigator Foundation. Since 2020, Ideon Science Park is administrating the south node, supporting scaleup companies in the south of Sweden.

The program is professionalising the scaleup leader by matching the scaleup challenges individual to the organisation, with four external scaleup leaders having diversed competences. They support the organisation during more than 1,5 years. The external scaleup leaders are active in their own organisations, have been through at least one scaleup journey, and steps into the meetings with all their experience and knowledge and a coaching mind set. The learning will usually go both ways.

The results have so far been over 25% growth per year for companies that took part in the program.

To know more, please contact Lotta Wessfeldt, Special Projects Manager.

Going Global – Market entry support for companies

Activities in the project Going Global will help you and your company to get contacts to new markets, establishments, and partners outside Sweden’ s borders.

The project is run by Ideon Science Park and Ideon Innovation in a collaboration.

The purpose: To get you and your company ready for global expansion and make it easier for you s to find your way in the internationalization process.

Watch the webinars here:

Denmark Session

Germany Session 

USA Session

Hong Kong, Singapore & Japan Session

sweden IcT

Sweden’s leading ICT environments in collaboration. Six of Sweden’s leading science parks in ICT: Blue Science Park, Ideon Science Park, Kista Science City, Luleå Science Park, Lindholmen Science Park and Linköping Science Park together constitute innovation environments with more than 2400 companies with 59 000 employees. Most of the companies are in the ICT industry or serve as support functions for the ICT industry.

Find out more about Sweden ICT here »

Keeping international students in the greater CopeNhagen Area

Every year Ideon Science Park hosts a matchmaking event between International Graduated Students and companies who are looking for new talents. This is a collaboration between Ideon Science Park, Copenhagen Capacity and Invest in Skåne.

For questions please contact Lotta Wessfeldt.

Sweden ict matchmaking

Are you curious about a career in Sweden? Upload your profile on Sweden ICT’s website and get more information about our next matchmaking event.

At the matchmaking events, an AI matches your competences with companies’ recruitment needs. The talents with the highest match with the companies’ needs will be invited to a digital interview with a represent from the company.

Learn more about Sweden ICT here.


Solmarken – More solar power in Skåne

The potential for land-based solar energy is great, but the target conflicts are many for facilities on primarily agricultural land, which means that other possibilities for land facilities must be investigated.

This new approach requires a strong local foundation where the business community and other stakeholders are integrated.

Through dialogue with key players in the county and associated analysis, we hope to be able to determine the potential for solar cell plants on land, which are not intended for food production, as well as identify processes and develop methods for realizing the potential in Skåne.

The internal work at the County Administrative Board, between county administrative boards and in municipalities will also be further developed through dialogue and knowledge-raising initiatives where different interests are weighed against each other. How can coordination promote local electricity production and the development of regional business?

This is important proactive work to achieve our regional climate and energy goals and to deal with the power issues that affect Skåne to the highest degree.

Funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and is in collaboration with the County Administrative Board of Skåne.

For questions please contact Lotta Wessfeldt.

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