You've heard of Ericsson, Skype, and Spotify. But Stockholm has nurtured many other soon-to-be household names.
The Swedish capital is home to 134 of the fastest-growing private companies in Europe, according to the 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe. The third annual tally--which is based on private-companies' three-year revenue growth--finds that five of the top 10 companies hail from Stockholm. These include Daniel Wellington, a global watch manufacturer with sales of more than €155.8 million in 2015 ($169 million), and Star Stable Entertainment, a game developer that grew revenue by more than 3,000 percent between 2012 and 2015.Read more
Danish company Blip Systems said it has signed a big data agreement with Trafik Stockholm, which is run by national highway authority Trafikverket and by the boroughs of Stockholm and Nacka. Trafik Stockholm will deploy BlipTrack to provide travel time and flow data to help alleviate congestion and supply road users with live information. Blip Track will be installed and organised by Danish company Dynniq.Read more
Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, has set out plans to build a renewable energy-powered datacentre hub in the district of Kista, whose waste heat will be used to help warm thousands of homes in the local area.
The city has formed a consortium with several infrastructure companies from the region (Fortum Värme, Ellevio and Stokab), which will operate as Stockholm Data Parks, providing the power, cooling, heat recovery and the dark fibre networking capacity needed to make the project possible.Read more
While 2016 may have come and gone, it won’t soon be forgotten by anyone active in the Stockholm tech startup scene. A new year is upon us, and with it the promise of new discoveries, innovations, and – for Stockholm’s entrepreneurs – the chance to build on some of the trends that characterized the city’s startup scene in 2016.Read more
Swedish capital Stockholm has been ranked among the finest cities in Europe for digital entrepreneurs in a new study, beating 58 other cities and trailing only one.
The European Digital City Index (EDCI) placed Stockholm second in Europe behind only London when it comes to supporting digital entrepreneurs. It was followed by Amsterdam in third, Helsinki in fourth, and Paris in fifth.Read more
Stockholm is already one of the greenest cities in the world - but it won't stop there. Find out how the city's tech scene is transforming the energy sector.Read more
Startups are doing their part to make sure children know how to code - not just to prevent a shortage in the labour market, but for the sake of democracy.
Sweden's tech sector keeps expanding, and Stockholm is drawing in the lion's share of talent from abroad to work at its innumerable startups.Read more
Cloud services platform provider Interoute has launched a new virtual data centre zone in Stockholm, following the launch of similar zones in Istanbul and Singapore earlier this year.
The move represents the “growing regional demand for fast local cloud services” in the Nordics, with Interoute already employing 100 workers in the region with offices in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm.Read more
One of the founders of leading Swedish tech company Klarna has unveiled an ambitious new Stockholm hub designed to support tech entrepreneurs who are keen to solve social problems.
Niklas Adalberth has invested 170 million kronor ($19.85 million) into converting the old tram warehouse on Birger Jarlsgatan in central Stockholm into the 2,400 square metre Norrsken House.Read more
Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of deep, complex strategy games, is preparing to assist city planners from Stockholm to design and build a new city district using their best-selling city-building game, Cities: Skylines. Norra Djurgårdstaden, one of Europe’s largest urban development projects focusing on long-term sustainability, will be a new city district within Stockholm which will add 12,000 new residences and 35,000 workspaces, providing much-needed growth to a city that has suffered a shortage of accommodations for its increasing population. During a workshop on September 3rd and 4th, the game Cities: Skylines will be used by real-world city planners to explore possible methods for this district to become sustainable, and versatile enough to support the needs of its residents.Read more