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Government assignment to follow the Swedish life science sector

During the summer of 2021, Vinnova received a government assignment to provide the government with annual analyzes of the life science sector. Here you can follow our work.

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The life science sector is a significant and rapidly growing sector in Swedish business with strong exports and high added value. At the same time, companies in the sector are difficult to identify in company statistics. Our goal is to develop a method to more easily identify these companies.

How do we work?

Right now we have two tracks:

The first track is an update of the existing database used for previous reports of the sector, the latest 2018 by Growth Analysis. Here is the ambition to deliver a report in April 2023.

The second track is more long-term - here we work with the concept of life science, linked to business segments and how companies in the sector can be identified and followed over time. We are investigating the possibilities of building a model for automated access to data sets from different sources, and are looking at ways to make analyzes available in a user-friendly interface, so that they can be useful to the actors in the system.

We work in a project team with an internal steering group, an external reference group and, in the future, also in close dialogue with the actors in the ecosystem.

How is the assignment reported?

The assignment is long-term and must be reported annually. Every three years, starting in 2024, the authority will broaden and deepen reporting from a particularly relevant area.


Emelie Falk

Programme Manager

+46 8 473 31 77

Eva Nyman

Programme manager

+46 8 473 32 09

Last updated 8 June 2022

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