Innovation actors in Sweden

There are several actors in the fields of innovation and business that can help you develop your idea, invention, product or design.

This is a selection of actors that offer information, advise and financial support.  

ALMI Företagspartner

ALMI Företagspartner offers advise, loans and venture capital. The services are available for persons who have an innovation or are about to start a company. Companies with growth ambitions are also welcome.

Bolagsverket (Swedish Companies Registration Office)

At Bolagsverket you can register companies and associations, file annual reports and register corporate mortgages.

Business Sweden

Business Sweden facilitates for Swedish companies to grow internationally and for foreign actors to invest in Sweden.


Copyswede is an umbrella collecting society for coordinated negotiations and agreements in certain copyright areas. Copyswede is a co-operative economic association. Its membership consists of the organizations that represent Swedish authors and performers.

Dataspelsbranschen (Swedish Games Industry)

Swedish Games Industry is a partnership organization that represents the industry in the public. The organization consists of the trade organizations Spelplan-ASGD (developers and producers) and MDTS (publishers and distributors).

Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest network of contact points providing information and advice to EU companies on EU matters, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

European e-Justice

The European e-Justice Portal is conceived as a future electronic one-stop-shop in the area of justice. As a first step it strives to make your life easier by providing information on justice systems and improving access to justice throughout the EU, in 22 languages. 

European Patent Office (EPO)

The European Patent Office offers inventors a uniform application procedure which enables them to seek patent protection in up to 40 European countries.´

Företagarna (Swedish Federation of Business Owners)

Swedish Federation of Business Owners creates better conditions for starting, running, developing, and owning a business in Sweden. Our mission is to promote entrepreneurship, safeguard the rights of business owners, and contribute to conditions that make running a business easy and appealing. (In Swedish only)

Innovation advisers

With PRV's free web tool for companies you can find a local innovation adviser.
PRV för Företagare (In Swedish only)

Kommerskollegium  (The National Board of Trade)

The National Board of Trade is the Swedish governmental agency dealing with foreign trade and trade policy. The Board provides the Government with analyses and recommendations.

Konkurrensverket (Swedish Competition Authority)

The Swedish Competition Authority is a state authority working to safeguard and increase competition and supervise public procurement in Sweden.

KLYS (Swedish Joint Committee for Artistic and Literary Professionals)

KLYS is an umbrella organization for collaboration between artists in all art disciplines in matters of common interest such as copyright, labor market, freedom of expression, cultural diversity, social security and tax schemes. KLYS main objective is to protect the interests of the individual members in terms of cultural politics and union concerns and to improve the social and economic situation for artistic professionals.

Nyföretagarcentrum (Swedish Jobs and Society Foundation)

Swedish Jobs and Society Foundation is the national mother organisation of Enterprise Agencies (NyföretagarCentrum) covering 200 of Sweden's 290 municipalities.

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)

The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is the official trade marks and designs office of the European Union. We register the Community trade mark (CTM) and registered Community design (RCD), which are essential components of the European single market.

Patentombudsnämnden (Swedish Patent Attorneys Board)

Swedish Patent Attorneys Board was formed to manage the authorisation and supervision of patent attorneys. Bolagsverket is the registrar's office of the Swedish Patent Attorneys Board and is responsible for the day-to-day administration and for keeping the register of the patent attorneys.


.SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation) is an independent organization for the benefit of the public that promotes the positive development of the Internet in Sweden

Start-Up Stockholm

Start-Up Stockholm supports and develops new small and medium-sized enterprises. The business advisors assist entrepreneurs with confidential, neutral and free counseling and practical support during the establishment phase and the period immediately thereafter.
Start-Up Stockholm

SVID (The Swedish Industrial Design Foundation)

SVID aims to improve the awareness within the private and public sectors of the importance of design as a competitive tool and to encourage the integration of design methodology into their activities.

Skatteverket (The Swedish Tax Authority)


Stim's assignment is to monitor their members' economic rights according to the Swedish Copyright Act, when it comes to their music being recorded, played publicly, downloaded and streamed.

SPOF (The Swedish  Association of Patent Attorneys) (In Swedish only)

SUF (The Swedish Inventors' Association)

The Swedish Inventors' Association forms a network where inventors and and businesses have access to, and assist each other with, advice, coaching, mentorship, problem solving and inspiration. Inventors can access this network through SUF's many local organisations, from Boden in the north and Malmö in the south. 
SUF (In Swedish only)

Svensk form (The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design)

Svensk Form is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

Tillväxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth)

The aim of the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth is to work pro-actively for sustainable growth — a public strategy to ensure that investments for growth will also make growth possible for coming generations.

Tullverket (Swedish Customs)

Swedish Customs possesses unique expertise when it comes to goods flows, which is why we are given the important task of managing the flow of goods, ensuring competitive neutrality in trade and contributing to a safe and secure society.

VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems)

VINNOVA is Sweden’s innovation agency. We strengthen Sweden’s innovativeness, aiding sustainable growth and benefiting society. VINNOVA invests around SEK 2 billion per year and has about 200 employees, working from offices in Stockholm and Brussels. (The Swedish Business Link to Government) 

A website by three government agencies collecting and and structuring information and services of value to small businesses. Find your way using the headings Considering, Starting, Running, Developing and Closing down.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents,copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity.