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The Going Global intiative

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Even unicorns need feet on the ground Sweden is without a doubt a world-class country when it comes to innovation. We keep getting top scores in international surveys for our thriving tech scene. But. The world is still a big place. There are actually amazing and innovative startups in almost every country. And they will not all win the world.

For startups and scale-ups ready to expand, it’s hard to know which market or action that will be the right one at this point. With thousands of innovative companies all over the world, it’s not easy for investors to find the right opportunity. And companies who want and need access to brand new ideas do not always have the right channels in to these vibrant creative clusters.

How can we connect the dots?

Obviously this lack of network between innovation system nodes, investors and corporate venturers is a problem. By connecting the dots a lot of new opportunities would occur. A lot of new business would happen: growth, investments and export.

The Going Global Initiative – a new ecosystem

Business Sweden help Swedish companies reach their full international potential and foreign companies to invest and expand in Sweden, by offering strategic advice and hands-on support. With presence in over 50 markets, Business Sweden can provide its clients with the whole world through one contact.

The Going Global Initiative is part of an assignment from the Swedish government to include innovative and early internationalized businesses in activities promoting export and investments.

It is carried out by Business Sweden in collaboration with SISP (Swedish Incubators and Science Parks), Vinnova, Almi, Swedish incubators, science parks and startups.

The Going Global Initiative aims to build a new and missing ecosystem. By establishing new relations between startups, innovation hubs and investors. And by connecting the private and the public, as well as the local with the international. Read more: business-sweden.se/goingglobal

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Helen Rönnholm

Head Global Business Development, SME & Going Global Initiative Stockholm Head Global Business Development, SME & Going Global Initiative, Stockholm
+46 70 591 5951