Sweden Innovation Days

Date: November 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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Sweden Innovations Days is a three-day worldwide event with AI in focus that will take place on 17-19 November.

The programincludes:

  • keynote lectures and panel discussions about how AI is transforming Sweden and the world
  • user case presentations where you can learn the key factors to successful AI collaborations between corporates, public organizations and startups
  • a masterclass with top Swedish entrepreneurs
  • a pitch competition with AI startups from 10 countries
  • a discovery journey of 23 leading innovation hubs
    and so much more!

Ignite Sweden is one of the organizers together with AI Sweden, Ignite Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency, SISP – Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, and Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency. The event is co-hosted by leading innovation hubs from Sweden, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea, and the USA.

The registration is free of cost and it will be live-streamed so you can follow it wherever you are! SIGN UP NOW

Transforming Sweden in the rising era of AI through national and international collaboration

Time: 14.00 – 19.00 CET
Format: Online

With industry and innovation in focus, we will show the amazing power of Sweden as an AI & innovative nation. 

During the live broadcast, you will hear more about what currently is happening in the Swedish AI ecosystem through keynote lectures and panel discussions. Listen to Swedish thought leaders and international keynote speakers share-their view on the development of AI and innovation within all of the six tracks:

  • National Strategy
  • AI and Industry
  • Transforming Healthcare
  • Sustainability and Climate change
  • Tomorrow’s mobility
  • Our future democracy


How AI is transforming our present with startup + corporate collaboration

Time: 14.00 – 17.30 CET
Format: Online

The focus of the conference is the success factors that make it possible for industry leaders to transform innovation into real value creation and competitive advantage by collaborating with AI startups

  • Case presentations: Corporates such as ABB, Alfa Laval, FLIR Systems and IBM, as well as the municipality of Uppsala, will share details of their collaboration journeys with startups
  • deep talk on innovation with Darja Isaksson, Director General at Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency, and Robert Andrén, Director General at the Swedish Energy Agency
  • Introduction by Marie Wall, startup expert at the Ministry of Enterprise of Sweden
  • pitch contest between AI startups from 10 countries

Side activities will take place before and after the conference. Only to name a few:

  • Masterclass for startups by top Swedish entrepreneurs
  • Corporate workshop: How to innovate and collaborate with an AI startup
  • Workshop for incubators: Innovation Ecosystem Benchmark 
  • An international talent matchmaking
  • Local events at the co-hosts innovation clusters


The world’s largest tailored startup + corporate matchmaking ever!

Time: 6.00 – 22.00 CET
Format: Online

120+ selected AI startups from Sweden and 9 selected countries will meet over 75 corporates and public sector organizations in 400+ pre-booked curated matchmaking meetings. 

Applications for the matchmaking session are now closed. But there will be two side activities open for everyone:

  • An online discovery journey of 23 highly innovative hubs from Sweden and around the world
  • Presentations and Q&A on the funding possibilities offered by every participating country by Vinnova and international funding institutes


Sweden Innovation Days’ organisers and co-hosts

AI Sweden, Ignite Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency, SISP – Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, and Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency are behind the organisation of the event.

The event is co-host by the leading innovation hubs from Sweden: Automation Region, Create Business Incubator, Kista Science City, LEAD (Business Incubator), Lindholmen Science Park AB, Linköping Science Park, Minc, Sahlgrenska Science Park, Sting, THINGS AB and Uminova Innovation. 

Some of our international co-hosts are Tecnosinos (Brazil), The DMZ (Canada), Hub France IA (France), UnternehmerTUM (Germany), NASSCOM Centre of Excellence IoT & AI (India), Start-Up Nation Central (Israel), K-Startup Center Stockholm (South Korea) and Nordic Innovation House – Silicon Valley (USA).

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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