With a local market of 3.5 million consumers, Öresund is the most densely populated area in Scandinavia. The Öresund rail and car bridge puts Copenhagen international airport as close to Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city, as to Copenhagen – only 15 minutes away.
Three international airports, excellent rail and road transport connections and modern seaports have made the region a logistic gateway to Scandinavia. Long-term investments are being made in education, scientific research and communications, in order to create optimal conditions for growth and sustainable development. The academic level is the highest in Sweden and the Öresund University, a unique network of 14 universities, has 140,000 students.
Over the years, the Öresund region has proved to be a perfect breeding ground for innovations and new technology, with good access to venture capital and qualified management.
Key industries are life science, information and communication technologies (ICT) and food. Medicon Valley, a unique pharma concentration, is a world leader in companies working with diabetes, neurology, inflammation/immunology and cancer. Key areas of ICT competence are wireless technologies, e-solutions and micro and nanotechnologies.