More companies in eastern central Sweden with a turnover of 100 million kronor. That is the target of nine science parks and incubators and in Eskilstuna, Linköping, Norrköping, Strängnäs, Uppsala, Västerås and Örebro, which has been allocated a total of SEK 33 million by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. Together, in a regional funded project, it will increase the number of large companies by opening up regional boundaries and sharing knowledge, networks and venture capital.

We push the boundaries of growth!

“Swedish Scaleups” is a collaborative project in which nine business incubators and science parks in Eskilstuna, Linköping, Norrköping, Strängnäs, Uppsala, Västerås and Örebro work together for more companies to grow and reach a turnover of 100 million. The companies that benefit from Swedish Scaleups are given access to all nine parties’ knowledge, skills and networks to speed up their activities. The project includes Create Business Incubator, Inkubera, Linköping Science Park, Munktell Science Park, Norrköping Science Park, Strängnäs Business Park, Uppsala Innovation Center, Vreta Kluster and Västerås Science Park.

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Two new books about the innovative, growing companies

For six years, Swedish Scaleups has supported 370 companies in its growth processes. Now both the history of the initiative and its methods have been documented and packaged in two completely new books!

Swedish Scaleups is a unique collaborative project across five regions. The goal is to help innovative companies in Eskilstuna, Linköping, Norrköping, Uppsala, Västerås and Örebro to grow, socially and environmentally sustainable. The companies that receive support from Swedish Scaleups get access to the combined expertise of ten company incubators and Science Parks. They are put in contact with relevant large companies, researchers, investors, incubators and networks, both in Sweden and abroad.

About the books

In the book Scaleups- The hidden heroes in Sweden’s welfare reserve, we get to meet both entrepreneurs, politicians and the zealots behind Swedish Scaleups. We get to learn more about scaleups and their important role in our society. The book is written by Joakim Hedström.

Swedish Scaleups makes companies grow is a method book that has gathered the knowledge that has been developed over six years of project time. Here you can take part in methods, tools and processes for, for example, Capital Supply and Sustainability.


“Swedish Scaleups brings together regions, incubators and science parks in eastern Central Sweden with a common ambition – to help innovative companies realize their potential. This is the book about Swedish Scaleups.”


“During the six years that Swedish Scaleups has existed, we have learned a lot. Not least, we have seen how the support system ends when companies leave the incubators. Therefore, with this book, we want to gather strength around scale-up companies with explosive growth that can handle 10,000 customers as easily as they were previously able to handle 10. It is these companies that will build the welfare of the future. And if it does not build it for Sweden, then who will benefit from it? ”


Do you want a book?
Do you work in the innovation support system, as a coach or with company development in another way? Or are you part of the team at a scaleup company and want support in how to work smart to reach the next step? Get in touch with us at and we will send the books to you.

Download “Scaleups- De dolda hjältarna i Sveriges välfärdsreserv” here!


Swedish Scaleups - part of the Växtzon project