Sweden is a world leader when it comes to digital skills. However, the position in the field of cybersecurity is still modest. There is a discrepancy between the pace of digitalisation of Swedish society and cybersecurity.
In particular, SMEs – which account for 60% of the turnover of Swedish businesses – and (smaller) organisations in the public sector have fallen behind. Investments from both governments and the business community to increase resilience are now increasing sharply. The need for knowledge sharing and implementation of new solutions is enormous. This offers excellent opportunities for collaboration with parties in Sweden.
Read more about the cybersecurity market in Sweden here.
What can you expect?
After this trip you will know more about the latest developments in Sweden and you will have been able to meet local (cybersecurity) experts, policy makers and end users. The core of this mission consists of a visit to the Mobile Heights ICT cluster and participation in the Stockholm Tech Show.
We start in Lund where the organization Invest in Skåne receives us. The program will include a visit to the Mobile Heights ICT cluster. This cluster with around 130 members in the south of Sweden is a European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH), founded in 2009 by Sony, Ericsson, Telia, Skåne, Lund University and Malmö University. Their members range from hardware vendors and software developers to organizations that support technology development in areas such as UI/UX design, research, law and intellectual property. Some of the key technologies and expertise represented in this cluster include (but are not limited to):
During this day, other relevant stakeholders in the south of Sweden are also invited and a pitch session is possible. In short, you start this mission by meeting relevant parties from Swedish business and government.
We then travel to Stockholm to participate in the Stockholm Tech Show. This is a conference, fair and meeting place focused on secure and innovative solutions for the digital age, with a focus on topics such as:
Policymakers, managers and experts from the private and public sectors come together here to learn from each other, meet leading suppliers from the sector, exchange experiences, discuss innovations and make new contacts for national and international cooperation.
The Netherlands is present at the fair with an NL Lounge. This lounge serves as a central base for your visits and you can also use the lounge as a meeting point for your guests. The Dutch delegation as a whole will be visible in the marketing communications of the fair. The lounge is located at a central point at the fair, which almost guarantees a spontaneous arrival of interested visitors. You can also register free of charge for a short speaking session on the open stage of the fair.
Collective matchmaking will take place during the mission, where we also use the contacts of the Enterprise Europe Network. The Dutch embassy in Stockholm is organizing a networking drink to which relevant local stakeholders are invited.
The programme is still in development, further details will follow (including recommendations for hotels and addresses of the various locations).
The preliminary concept programme can be found here.
Registration and costs
Registration and automatic confirmation are not yet formal confirmation of your participation. You will receive confirmation at the end of the registration period.
Participation costs €500 per organisation (excl. VAT), a maximum of two participants per company.
Any additional participants pay €125 per person. Out-of-pocket costs such as travel and accommodation costs and any other costs (for example insurance) are for your own account.
Want to know more?
Security Delta (HSD) organises this mission in close collaboration with InnovationQuarter, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Dutch embassy in Stockholm. Europe Enterprise Network (EEN) is a supporting partner of this trade mission.
Do you have questions? Please contact:
International Programme Coordinator
Security Delta (HSD)
InnovationQuarter Cyber Security
|T +31 6 233 20 905
|T +31 6 512 05 252
|Trade & Innovation Adviser Dutch Embassy
Projectmanager Internationalisering High Tech
Digital Technology InnovationQuarter
|T +46 70 476 47 27
|T +31 6 122 28 533