Corporates

Innovate together with startups

There is a startup for that!

Startup collaboration is one of the keys to corporate innovation. Since 2017, Ignite Sweden has helped more than 200 corporations find the right startups to solve their numerous challenges.

Whether you are looking for new technology, new business models or you would simply like to explore what startups have to offer, our team handpicks the startups that can take your business a step into the future.

Ignite Sweden is a non-profit program with national coverage owned by the leading incubators and science parks in the country. This enables us to scout startups nationwide based on your innovation needs. We are a part of SISP – the Swedish Incubators & Science Parks association.

Save your company many years of innovation work

  • Find new solutions to your business challenges
  • Explore new business models
  • Test new technologies before they launch on the market
  • Access new talent and expertise
  • Develop a new solution together

This is what you get with Ignite

Ignite Sweden means innovation. We have developed a unique method that has led to over 220 commercial collaborations between enterprises and startups. Our success relies on the quality of our tailored-made matchmakings.

Based on your needs

We support you in mapping your search areas to define which of your existing challenges could be a great fit for startup collaboration.

Unique matching

We match you with innovative startups that have the best solution for your prioritized challenges.

Proven method

The Ignite method has been proven through thousands of matches and a large number of pilots and collaborations.

Test new solutions

By matching your needs with handpicked startups, you can test new solutions for your current challenges in small pilots.

National network

We connect you with a national network of entrepreneurs so you can get your hands on the latest innovations on the market.

Experience exchange

We hold workshops and other activities so that Ignite Corporate Members can network and share experiences.

How does it work?

Ignite Sweden Corporates Process

Our annual membership for corporates

Join Ignite Sweden and take advantage of the following benefits exclusive for our paying corporate members:
  • Map your search areas in an exclusive needs assessment workshop
  • Participate in up to 6 selected Ignite matchdays
  • Meet up to 8 selected startups per matchday
  • Take part in workshops and other activities together with other corporate members
  • Access to our digital tool Ignite Magic

The Sweden Discovery Tour

Discover top-notch startups and the key actors of the Swedish innovation ecosystem with our custom-designed Discovery Tour. 

Thanks to its vibrant startup community, Sweden is the EU’s innovation leader. Learn more about why Sweden is an innovation hotspot, gain a better understanding of the local ecosystem and meet local startups with our specifically designed Discovery Tour.

We will take you across the country on a tour especially designed with and for your corporate to discover everything Sweden has to offer. The tour is completely customizable for your needs and available in both a physical and virtual format.

You get:

  • A chance to meet startups from all over Sweden specifically scouted based on your innovation challenges
  • An introduction to selected key players within the Swedish innovation ecosystem
  • An exclusive Ignite Needs Assessment workshop to clearly map your business challenges

Please note that to ensure you get the best, personalized experience, it takes 2-5 months to plan a tour.

Get inspired by the Ignite Stories

Our corporate members ABB and Alfa Laval shared their Ignite Sweden experience in these videos.

220+ corporates matched since 2017

These are some of the companies that met startups during the last year.

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