About the industry

The life science industry in western Sweden, currently employs more than 6000 people. Especially small and medium-sized enterprises are growing rapidly. In the Gothenburg region around 33% of companies in the industry are engaged in medical technology, 22% in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, while 45% indicated “other”, according to SCB and Business Region Göteborg 2015.

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Gothia Forum’s mission is to strengthen clinical research in Västra Götaland. They conduct clinical research and clinical trials in all phases. Read more

Innovationsplattformen is a unit within the Västra Götaland region that promote innovation in health care. Read more

MedTech West is a network and a collaboration platform for research, education, development and evaluation of new technologies and biomedical concepts. Read more

GU Ventures creates new jobs and growth by funding and developing new business and companies related to the University of Gothenburg. Read more

Chalmers Ventures is Chalmers University´s joint venture in entrepreneurship and venture creation. Read more