Sweden’s Greater Stockholm Area, is fast becoming a hub for companies looking to apply AI and ML to the life sciences. Which should come as no surprise. The healthcare, industry and academic sectors already have a long history of collaborating to put innovative ideas into practice. This is especially true in areas where AI and ML seems most promising, such as population biobanks, diagnostics, imaging and drug discovery. A host of start-ups are therefore already flourishing in the Stockholm ecosystem with its world-ranked research centers such as the Karolinska, KTH, SciLifeLab Stockholm University and Uppsala University, in-depth pool of software and engineering talent, wide range of professional services, strong financial community and supportive authorities.
Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Sweden’s capital and we provide information and advice for those wanting to establish a new business in the region, expand an existing one, or identify investment opportunities. This brochure is designed to give you a snapshot of the current AI/ML life science scene. We’ve interviewed key opinion leaders and companies about the use of AI/ML and the benefits of working in Stockholm. You’ll find they are all extremely positive with common agreement on several points: the breadth and depth of talent, willingness and ease of testing new ideas in the healthcare system and availability of investment capital and the general inspirational buzz of working in what is regarded as one of the world’s hot spots for tech in general. Several operate in collaborative hubs and co-working spaces all over the city where life science start-ups rub shoulders with fintech, gaming and music tech companies.