Linköping Science Park is a world-class Innovation and ICT hub – with 7 000 brilliant minds and more than 400 companies inspiring Linköping – and the globe – with technology, services, and an explorative mindset. It is the home of leading tech companies, as well as pioneering startups like in ICT and the Deep Tech sector. It is a place where businesses grow and break frontiers in close collaboration with academia and talents. Linköping Science Park is a non-profit organization with the purpose to strengthen startups, SME:s and international R & D companies and organizations to grow and develop by accelerating digitalization

Linköping Science Park work as regional hub for operationalizing the smart specialization strategy for Region of Östergötland.

Smart Specialization

The plan for smart specialization, highlighting five regional areas of strength:

  • Connected products and systems
  • Efficient logistics
  • Visualization and simulation
  • Environmental benefits as a business
  • Advanced materials.

Smart specialization is coordinated through the East Sweden Business Region, a platform facilitated by the Region of Östergötland. For each strength area, there are designated coordinators and expert brokers to drive development in the area forward. There are also designated contact persons within RÖ and LiU for each area of ​​strength. In a smaller group, called the Innovation Force Group (IKG), all innovation environments, areas of strength and clusters gather to coordinate and coordinate activities between the areas of strength and find economies of scale.

The region has been successful in winning the innovation initiatives, Vinnväxt, for the region. In 2016 we got Visual Sweden, and at the end of 2018 the message came that we had another program; Agtech2030.

Three of our areas within Smart specialization of strength have clear links to the national initiative Sweden ICT; connected products and systems, visualization and image analysis as well as advanced materials.

What service does the hub offer?

Case: “Like starting a new growth company in the old”

– Swedish Scaleup’s an important part in Senions new position

Service Examples

Visual Sweden is an initiative based in Östergötland, Sweden, oriented at promoting innovation and regional growth within the visualization and image analysis fields. Central actors are Region Östergötland, Linköpings Municipality, Norrköpings Municipality, Linköping University, several governmental institutions such as SMHI, NFC and FOI, as well as around 50 smaller, mid-sized and larger companies. 

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Six of Swedens leading Science parks in ICT: Blue Science Park, Ideon Science Park, Kista Science City, Luleå Science Park, Linköping Science Park and Lindholmen Science Park together constitute innovation environments with more than 2400 companies with 59000 employees. Most of the companies are in the ICT industry or serve as support functions for the ICT Industry.  

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Innovative Materials Arena (IMA) is an innovation environment that stimulates research, collaboration and growth in the field of advanced materials.
IMA is a global network that facilitates development and partnership by establishing connections between new and existing players. The innovation environment also includes a physical meeting place for collaboration, IMA One. IMA brings together the commercial sector, academia and public sector organisations with the common goal of generating and utilising material innovation.

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Swedish Scaleups is a partnership project under which nine business incubators and science parks in Eskilstuna, Linköping, Norrköping, Uppsala, Västerås and Örebro collaborate in order for more companies in the region to be able to grow and achieve revenues of SEK 100 million.

The companies that get support through Swedish Scaleups gain access to the knowledge, expertise and networks of all nine partners in order to be able to rapidly scale up their operations. The project includes Create Business IncubatorInkuberaEskilstuna kommunNorrköping Science ParkScience Park MjärdeviUppsala Innovation CentreVreta Kluster and Västerås Science Park in Sweden. 

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IoT world is a cluster accelerating the usage of IoT solutions for creating sustainable societal improvements. The purpose is to create an open knowledge platform where industry, research and public organisations share experiences and co-create new innovations. 

The cluster initiates network meetings, inspirational seminars and workshops with the purpose of resulting in pilot projects. Focus areas for the cluster are public and industrial logistics, mobility solutions (MaaS) and developing testbeds and digital simulation tools. IoT world was born the spring of 2018 in East Sweden. 

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Contact the team

Lena Miranda

Lena Miranda


+46 705-295645

Daniel Kullgard

Daniel Kullgard

Project Manager

+46 70-619 36 26