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Fact sheet Skåne – investment conditions

What Skåne has to offer to interested automotive companies investing in software development


  • Available software expertise based on our heritage in mobile phone development
  • Employees are familiar with the structures, processes and needs of big companies
  • Malmö/Lund has the largest concentration of highly educated people in northern Europe


  • Open source, e.g Linux kernel development
  • Power, clock & thermal
  • Modem and connectivity SW (e.g. IEEE 802.11s, Wifi Aware, LTE Direct, Bluetooth 5, 802.15.4, BLE, NFC, V2X, NB-IoT)
  • OS integrators
  • Display, audio SW, 2D/3D graphics SW
  • Embedded SW expertise & SW integration
  • User interaction & experience
  • Experience in managing multiple HW platforms and OS versions in parallel


  • Forbes crowned Sweden number 1 in the „Best Countries for Business 2016“-Ranking
    • 4,2% GDP growth in 2016
    • $50 300 GDP per capita
    • 5,2% Trade balance/GDP
  • Ranked the most innovative EU member state by the European Commission 2016
    • Outstanding performance in area of human resources and academic research
    • Skåne leading innovative region in Sweden (together with Greater Copenhagen)
    • “Sweden is performing above the EU average for all dimensions”

Research and development

  • Well established research institutions focusing on engineering, computer science and media technology
  • In total, there are 15 universities with 140 000 students in Skåne
  • Long term commitment with world known research facilities such as:
    • The European Spallation Source (ESS)
    • MAX IV

Operational costs

  • Very low in European comparison
    • Competitive corporate tax rate of 22 %
    • No regional or local corporate tax rate
    • R&D discounts
    • Interest expenses fully deductible for tax purposes


  • Close proximity to
    • automotive industry: Sweden comprises the whole automotive value chain
    • customers
    • infrastructure – easy access with Copenhagen Airport
  • Prominent area for regional headquarters of the Nordic countries

Digital infrastructure

  • In 2025 every person and company has broadband at a minimum speed of 100 Mbps
  • Safe and stable data storage available


Verena Adamheit

Market Entry & Business Development


+46-8-665 18 96