Made in Skåne
Skåne’s long history of innovation and the region’s prosperity is based on innovative and successful export companies that have been able to adapt as the market changes. Through the years it has developed into a hub for new inventions in different areas from Life Science and Tech to Food and Advanced Materials & the Manufacturing Industry.
Historically, the region has delivered world-changing inventions like Bluetooth and Gambro’s artificial kidney and big industry names like Tetra Pak and Axis Communications have been born in the region. To this day, Skåne is often ranked high in global indices of the world’s most innovative regions. The region is continuously associated with cutting-edge technology thanks to two new research facilities: the MAX IV in Lund, which analyses materials using the strongest X-ray light currently available, and the European Spallation Source, which is still under construction in Lund. When it opens its doors to researchers in 2023, ESS will be the world’s most powerful neutron source.