Håkan Ahlström now a member of our board

23 February, 2017

Mölndal is now one of the owners of Sahlgrenska Science Park – an important step to strengthen the region’s potential in life science. The formal decision was taken in the City Council on 22 February.

– A very large percentage of West Sweden’s life science companies are located in Mölndal and it is highly reasonable that we show that this is an important industry. One way to show that we are really serious about creating good conditions for the future is to become a partner in Sahlgrenska Science Park, says Håkan Ahlström, Mayor of Mölndal who becomes a member of the Sahlgrenska Science Park Board.

He has already been made welcome by us and of the board, that is, Marianne Dicander Alexandersson (Chairman), Pam Fredman, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg, Stefan Bengtsson, President of Chalmers University of Technology, Cecilia Dalman Eek, member of the City Council, the City of Gothenburg and Patrik Karlsson, member of the Regional Council , Region Västra Götaland.

– We are very happy to welcome Mölndal as one of our major shareholders. Now we will step up further as the hub for the life sciences industry in western Sweden, says Charlotta Gummeson, CEO of Sahlgrenska Science Park.

Sahlgrenska Science Park is a neutral and independent arena for both new and existing companies. Through us, entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, health care and business in the region can meet.

Our extenden mission include actively contributing to: regeneration and increased competitiveness in the life science industry, close collaboration between academia, health care and business, and the establishment of new and development of existing businesses. Among other things, we run the arena project and the incubator and accelerator programs in digital health, verification and internationalization.

Sahlgrenska Science Park is owned by the Västra Götaland region, the city of Gothenburg by Business Region Gothenburg, Gothenburg University (GU via Ventures) and Chalmers University of Technology. Now Mölndal is also joining us .

Read the news from Mölndals stad here.