Uppsala Life science community

A brief overview of the community in numbers

The region of Uppsala (Sweden) is the intermediate region with the highest overall position – sixth place– just ahead of one of the urban regions. The presence of a large university and life science sector helps to explain why Uppsala has the highest proportion of people with tertiary education and the highest level of R&D investment per capita of the intermediate regions. The region also benefits from the proximity of the capital region of Stockholm and Arlanda Airport, which contributes to Uppsala’s high net migration rate.

– State of the Nordic Region 2020 – The Nordic Council of Ministers (Jan 2020)

100+

Companies

6000

Job positions (private sector)

33

Revenue (in billion SEK)

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18%

of total Swedish Life science revenue with only

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2%

of the total Swedish population

3

Governmental authorities

3

Science parks

2

Renowned universities

2

University hospitals

Uppsala Life science – A flourishing ecosystem

– Three science parks and a strong innovation support system