Linköping Science Park, rooted in the innovative Mjärdevi district, is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year. With a rich history of development and innovation reaching far beyond the municipality and region, the park has been a beacon of progress for the past four decades, experiencing periods of growth and challenges.
Over the past decade, the park has seen significant growth in both the number of employees and companies. However, it has also faced global challenges, including the pandemic, a European conflict, and the escalating climate crisis. Swedish companies are at a crossroads, needing to address critical issues such as access to talent, strategic decisions in international trade, and meeting the sustainability demands of our planet. Collaboration with academia, civil society, and the public sector enables societal transformation, increases inclusivity, and fosters sustainable growth.
Linköping Science Park is currently crafting its strategic vision for 2030. As part of this endeavour, we hosted a workshop to gather insights and perspectives from a diverse range of stakeholders. The event brought together representatives from Linköping’s tech companies, Linköping municipality, Region Östergötland, Linköping University, civil society, and other forward-thinking individuals.
Participants were immersed in a comprehensive environmental analysis and were invited to provide feedback and share their expertise. The morning was dedicated to exploring various future scenarios through group work and discussions. The input gathered from this workshop will play a pivotal role in shaping the future strategy for Linköping Science Park.
The event, held at Dataton in Mjärdevi on October 6th, showcased the park’s commitment to proactive engagement and collaboration with its community. As it looks ahead to the next decade, Linköping Science Park is poised to continue its legacy of driving innovation, fostering inclusivity, and contributing to sustainable growth in the region and beyond.