Sweden
Leading the world in innovation
1/131 – Innovation Capacity Index 2011
2/125 – Global Innovation Index 2011
1/82 – Global Creativity Index 2011
Sweden – at the top
3
Always connected
A leading country in cell phone,
internet and broadband
penetration
Among the highest R&D
spending in the world
Some areas in which Swedish research excels
Largest number of global companies
per capita
Safety
match
Mobile telephony
Ultrasound
Metro
AXE switch
Blowtorch
Screw Celsius thermometer
Welding
propeller
Ball
helmet
Skype
bearing
Tooth implants
Rear-facing child safety seat
Xylocain
Computer mouse
Dynamite
Graphics for computers
Dialysis
machine
AGA Lighthouse
Vacuum cleaner
Pacemaker Bluetooth Color screen
Losec
Tetra Pak
3-point
safety belt
Zipper
Innovated in Sweden…
Hasselblad camera
Spotify Plastic plug
Adjustable Modern
wrench refrigerator
All this while less than
0.15% of the world’s
population is actually
Swedish.
0.14%
What’s the secret, Sweden?
Political focus
Education
Infrastructure
Research and innovation
Open borders
A culture nurturing innovation
Cooperation
Open and international climate
Critical thinking
Non-hierarchical organizations
Diversity
Delegated responsibilty
Equality
Encourage children’s play
Sweden
Spirit of innovation
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Sweden Leading the world in innovation