Enterprise and industry
Enterprise and industrial policy concerns creating conditions for more jobs and growing companies. The area includes conditions for entrepreneurship and enterprise – such as issues concerning regulatory simplification and supplementary funding, and developing and strengthening the innovative capacity of Swedish companies. The area also covers targeted initiatives in various parts of the business sector, state aid, geological and minerals issues, and information initiatives and advisory services to entrepreneurs and business operators.
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Sustainable business – the Government’s policy for sustainable business
"Sustainable business is about running companies with an eye to the future. It is about minimising the company’s negative impact on society, complying with international guidelines and doing their bit for positive social change. What this means is companies showing, through their actions, that they are earning the trust of employees, consumers, investors and other stakeholders every day. Sustainable business is also a state of mind, one in which inventive companies use innovation, and sustainable consumption and production, to boost their competitiveness and contribute solutions to the challenges faced by the whole of society in broad cooperation."
President and CEO of Volvo Group and President of KTH take seats on National Innovation Council
Sigbritt Karlsson, President of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, are new members of the National Innovation Council. Both will take part in the Council’s first meeting of 2017, on 13 February.
Innovation and cooperation for a sustainable future
On the afternoon of 31 January, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg held roundtable discussions focusing on innovation and cooperation for a sustainable future at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Among the participants were representatives of German and Swedish businesses, institutions and government agencies.
Sweden and Germany in unique innovation partnership
Sweden and Germany are now joining forces in a new innovation partnership between the two countries. This is a unique agreement on cooperation to promote innovative societal solutions, new export products and stronger competitiveness. The agreement will be concluded in connection with the visit of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel to Sweden on Tuesday 31 January.
International meeting on the role of business in efforts to end violence against children
Wednesday 18 January a new step is being taken in the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children with an international meeting in Davos, Switzerland, focusing on the role of business in this work. The meeting was arranged in connection with the annual World Economic Forum. The Global Partnership is to help achieve the Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda on preventing and ending violence against and exploitation of children. Sweden has a prominent role to play as a pathfinder and was co-organiser of the meeting.
Life sciences and policy innovations in focus at National Innovation Council meeting
The Government's efforts to strengthen Sweden's life sciences and the significance of policy innovations in developing the reception and introduction system for newly arrived immigrants were two of the topics discussed when the National Innovation Council held its first meeting of the year on Thursday 25 February.
Government takes European Commission to court over lead chromates decision
The Swedish Government considers that the European Commission broke the rules when it authorised the continued use of lead chromates in the EU. The decision is bad for people’s health and distorts competition for responsible businesses that have stopped using these hazardous substances. The Government therefore decided today to refer the Commission’s decision to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling.
The Government and Stockholm City to invest SEK 180 million in Nobel Center
The central government will contribute SEK 40 million per year to the Nobel Center’s operations from the day it opens and the following three years. In all, with increased support from Stockholm City, the Center will receive SEK 60 million per year over a three-year period. This amounts to SEK 180 million the first three years. This was announced today by Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and Stockholm’s Commissioner of the City Planning and Culture Division, Roger Mogert.
Agreement concluded on US preclearance at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
On 4 November 2016, Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman and US Ambassador Azita Raji signed an agreement on US preclearance at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Negotiations on the agreement had been ongoing since mid-2015.
Annual report state-owned enterprises 2015
The state is a significant company owner in Sweden. The state’s company portfolio contains 50 wholly and partially owned companies, of which two are publicly traded. The state bears a substantial responsibility to be an active and professional owner. The Government’s overall objective is for the companies to create value and, where applicable, ensure that specifically adopted public policy assignments are duly performed.