Ignite Sweden Summit 2023

Date: November 27, 2023
Location: Münchenbryggeriet , Söder Mälarstrand 29, Stockholm

It’s time for a new edition of Ignite Sweden Summit, our annual conference for Ignite corporate and public members, innovation ecosystem representatives, startups and special guests.

This year’s summit will focus on how the entire innovation ecosystem can come together to create real impact. The conference program will include workshops, collaboration stories, panel discussions, Ignite Awards celebrations, networking opportunities and more.

Join more than 350 representatives from the key actors within the innovation ecosystem, including corporations, public entities, governmental agencies, startups, incubators, and science parks. Over 200 representatives from more than 100 organizations have already secured their spots at the event.

Ignite Sweden Summit 2023 is hosted by Ignite Sweden – part of SISP Swedish Incubators & Science Parks.


9:30-10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00-12:00 Workshops
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-17:00 Conference
17:00-22:00 Ignite Awards, Dinner & After Party

Workshop Program

In the morning, you can take part in one of the workshops we organize for startups, corporations, incubators, investors, and public sector representatives.

1. How to Engage the Entire Swedish Public Sector to Work with Startups
We will delve into the topic of creating scalable approaches to foster innovation and collaboration between the Swedish public sector and startups across the country. In round table discussions, the participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities from various perspectives.

2. Key Success Factors for Corporates Collaborating with Startups
Ignite Head of Sales Coaching, Christian Malmsten, will share insights from his experiences in developing a new handbook for corporations on best practices when doing business with startups following the Ignite model.

3. From Ignite Need Assessment to Startup Scouting
In this immersive workshop we will guide incubator representatives through the Ignite Process, from need assessment to scouting. An Ignite member will openly share their specific needs on stage, and together, we will embark on a scouting journey, collectively exploring the Ignite process. 

Conference Program

Opening: Impact in Action
Collaboration is crucial for achieving impact and success in the green transition. What are the challenges we must address to scale innovations with the potential to accelerate this transformation?

Introduction to Ignite Sweden Summit
Startup Collaboration Case: Mönlycke, Vattenfall & Parlametric

Block 1: Impact For a Sustainable Society
Delve into the significance of collaboration among public organizations, large companies and startups in addressing our society’s current and future challenges.

Presentation: The Swedish  Climate Startup Map
Collaboration Cases by HBV, A2A and Reach for Change
Panel Discussion: How Can Startups, Established Companies, and the Public Sector Collaborate to Achieve a Sustainable Society?
Roundtable Discussions

Block 2: Impact Through International Outreach
Take a deep dive into the Ignite International focus, including delegation trips and follow-up matchmaking to countries such as Brazil, Canada, South Korea, and the USA. Discover the reasons behind these initiatives and how they benefit startups, large corporations, and the broader Swedish innovation ecosystem. 

Introduction to Ignite International
Presentation: TBC
Panel Discussion: The Importance of Being Born Global and Creating a Global Impact
Fireside Chat: Why Is Sweden a Country in Which to Establish Your Business?
International Collaboration Cases by WEG (Brazil) & Viking Analytics (Sweden), and HACARUS (Japan) – Hitachi Energy (Sweden)
Panel Discussion: Scaling Business with Impact – What Can Sweden Do Better?
Roundtable Discussions

Block 3: Scaling Innovation Through Commercial Collaborations
Discover how the Ignite model, along with strategic partnerships, enables startups to scale. Delve into startup collaboration cases and other results and examples from our most significant mega-deals and rollouts, demonstrating the transformative impact of collaboration in driving innovation forward.

Presentation: Success Factors for Startup-Corporate Collaborations
Startup Collaboration Cases by Liebherr & 3ngage, ICA & Saveggy, and Coor & Mimbly
Panel Discussion: Success Factors for Startup-Corporate Collaborations
Roundtable Discussions

After the conference, the event continues with a new edition of the Ignite Awards, a networking dinner and after-event party!

How to join this event

Don’t forget to navigate to “Events” and apply to join this event once you have completed your company’s profile, otherwise we won’t get your application.

Please note that our matchmaking meetings are carefully curated based on a potential business opportunity. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that there will be any matches for your startup or how many meetings each startup will get.

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