Södertälje creates greater competitiveness in sustainable production

When Södertälje Science Park was inaugurated on January 30, it marked the start of a concerted effort to strengthen and develop new expertise in sustainable production.

The ambition is to become an innovative development arena and knowledge node for sustainable production flows. The collaboration is supported by Södertälje municipality, KTH, Scania, AstraZeneca and Acturum.

Södertälje Science Park and the new KTH Södertälje jointly offer 1,200 new education places and research positions in a brand new facility signed by Acturum.
The opening ceremony was performed jointly by Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Boel Godner, Chair of the Municipal Executive Board (S) in Södertälje, Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH, Leif Östling, Chairman of the Board of Södertälje Science Park, Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania, Jan-Olof Jacke, CEO of AstraZeneca, and Peter Wallenberg Jr.

– It will be exciting to follow the initiative in Södertälje to see what can be achieved with a well-functioning collaboration between the municipality, industry and academia, says Jonas Ekstrand, CEO of SwedenBIO and one of many visitors on the opening day.

Read more in the press release from Södertälje Science Park.