We do a lot of projects every year that we are proud of. Here you can find examples of projects that were great successes.
The need for programming skilled talents is a constant pain for the companies at Ideon Science Park. The MatchIT project (2018-2021) was a way for us to meet this challenge. Run by Region Skåne, the partners in the project found newly arrived or unemployed academics, tested them for logical thinking, and trained them to become junior programmers in 22 weeks, plus 6 weeks of internship. Ideon Science Park was managing the company contacts and finding the internships.
The result of this project was that 50% of the talents were employed after less than one year. That is to compare with the normal status, that after 10 years in Sweden, only 15% of the academics have a relevant employment. If they were employed at the same rate as Swedish academics, the savings for Sweden would potentially be 11 billion SEK per year.