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County Council Finance Commissioner, Stockholm County Council. Member of the board of Stockholm Science City Foundation between 2008-2014

Less bureaucracy is going to make a growing Stockholm County ready for the future

Stockholm is the fastest growing city region in Europe. People are moving here for work, studies or for love. To keep up our politicians need to make right, but sometimes tough, priorities. Irene Svenonius (M), County Council Finance Commissioner, Stockholm County Council, tells us about her work to prepare Stockholm County for the future. 

Andreas Namslauer, Business Development Manager, Stockholm Science City Foundation, andreas.namslauer@ssci.se

Where is life science heading in the future?

During two sunny days in the beginning of May, Stockholm Science City Foundation and Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation gathered representatives from research, clinical medicine, healthcare providers, life science industry, venture cap, philanthropy and the government for a meeting at Engelsberg Bruk. The topic for the seminars and discussions was “Where is life science heading in the future?”. The meeting had a global outlook with invited guests from Sweden and abroad.

Stockholm Akademiska Forum promotes Stockholm as an attractive academic destination

Stockholm Akademiska Forum, Staf, is a collaboration between 18 universities and City of Stockholm and is working to showcase the role of academy and it's meaning for society. A part of the work is to promote Stockholm as an academic destination and to support the international students and scientists who are active at Stockholm's universities, and their partners and families. We had the opportunity to talk to Maria Fogelström Kylberg, Managing Director at Staf. 
Björn Varnestig, CEO, Flemingsberg Science

Flemingsberg - a place where knowledge drives business

Flemingsberg Science creates synergies for research and innovation in Flemingsberg. A part of the vision for Flemingsberg is to make it to a place where knowledge drives business. Björn Varnestig, CEO at Flemingsberg Science, tells us about what the foundation is up to right now and what is going to happen during 2017. 

Digital tools for everyone

How do you create web services that work for everyone and what digital tools should be developed to make life a little easier for people with cognitive impairment? At the H2 Health Hub - Stockholm's co-working space and meeting place for health tech - two companies are working on these issues. We were given the opportunity to ask a few questions to Stefan Johansson at Begripsam and Joel Holmberg at Haja Applikation.

Steinar Stokke, CEO, Vitartes

Vitartes is building for life science in Hagastaden

In October the construction of Vitartes' project Scandinavian Life Science, two properties for healthcare, research, education and enterprise, started in Hagastaden. The properties, Kv. Princeton and Kv. Patienten, are located across the street from Nya Karolinska Solna and are approximately 40 000 square meters. In one of the properties there will be an Eye Center of Excellence with S:t Eriks Ögonsjukhus as a major tenant. There is a lot of curiosity of the project and we got the opportunity to ask a few questions to Steinar Stokke, CEO at Vitartes. 

4D creates solutions for patient, health care and science

4D is a unique programme working to create generally applicable solutions for four common diseases: arthritis, breast cancer, diabetes type 2 and cardiac failure. The programme is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council. The project will take collaboration between health care and research to a more practical level and an aim is to get new research results into clinical use faster. The project will also strengthen the patient participation in the care processes. We asked the programme leaders Ebba Carbonnier, Karolinska Institutet, and Christina Holmström, Stockholm County Council, about the programme and how the results are changing the health care and the clinical science.

Invest Stockholm is bringing life science-companies and investors together

Invest Stockholm is the official organisation aiming to make Stockholm-Uppsala to one of Europe's main growth regions. One of the focus areas is life science and Ylva Hultman-Erlandsson, Business Development Manager, is responsible for the area. We had the opportunity to ask her a few questions, for instance about the Stockholm-Uppsala Life Science Investment Hotlist and how the Stockholm-Uppsala region is seen abroad. 

Gunilla Wesström, Project Manager, City of Stockholm

Hagastaden – a shining example of that the best way to build dreams and cities is together

The vision for Hagastaden is based on creating a good environment for life science businesses. In Vision 2025 Hagastaden will be an urban hub for the life science cluster in the region and the construction is up and running. Gunilla Wessberg, Project Manager at City of Stockholm, is taking us on a journey through the development of Hagastaden. 

Mathias Ekman, Cheif Digitalisation Officer Public Sector Sweden, Microsoft

Microsoft contributes to digitized healthcare

By 2025 Sweden will be best in the world at taking adventage of the opportunities of digitization and eHealth according to the governments vision. As a step towards that vision, Microsoft is offering a digitizing platform that are making transformation of healthcare possible. We met Mathias Ekman, Chief Digitalisation Officer Public Sector Sweden at Microsoft, and got to ask him a few questions.