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Outlook and insights

In a continuous manner we make analyses and reports on relevant topics for the development and growth of life science.

UPPSALA – Where legacy meets curiosity

–  STUNS Life science – October 2022

Clusters have come a long way over the past decade, evolving from systems for refinement and economic growth within a particular field or geographical area, into larger systems that go beyond the old limitations. Using their strengths to meet societal challenges and achieve sustainable growth. At STUNS, we collaborate every day with our founders and friends within the innovation sphere to drive vital issues, create relationships within and outside the ecosystem and initiate collaborative plattforms. UPPSALA-Where legacy meets curiosity is a magazine that describes the development of life science in Uppsala in an easy-to-digest way, with statistics, perspectives and inspiration.

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Precision medicine

About the terms, insights and the decisions needed to succeed with precision medicine.

– Björn Arvidsson  – October 2022

Healthcares most dominant trend is the transition to a more precise care. In this report STUNS provides a wide perspective broadening the term in order to utilize the opportunities of the whole spectra in a complex system. In addition, every perspective comes with advise and recommendations for healthcare to succeed.

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Successful cluster collaboration

-A global analysis on the road to a new Europe 2050

– Björn Arvidsson STUNS Life science, in collaboration with Urika Nilsson, Science Park Borås  – October 2022

The European Union have a strong emphasis on transcending clusters from local and single-sector economic catalyzers to ecosystems spanning past geographic and thematic boundaries.This report surveys European initiatives into an aggregated analysis with best practices as a means to inspire Swedish clusters to shift in line with those who lead.
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Equality for increased growth

– Dajana Ilic S – June 2022

To navigate an increasingly changing world, companies need to consider their business from as many different perspectives as possible. A width of thoughts, experiences and perspectives is required to create profitable and socially sustainable companies. We need to increase the knowledge about the benefits of gender equality. But more importantly, to start a discussion about how we together may contribute to a more sustainable business life.

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Today’s achievements, tomorrow’s visions – sustainability

– Fanny Blom – Januari 2022

Life science is a vital industry for all of us, as human beings, as Swedes and as global citizens. It is a future sector with enormous potential and a power to innovate that became apparent to the whole world in 2019 when the coronavirus pandemic held all of mankind in its clutches. Developing so many solutions to such complex challenges so quickly clearly demonstrates the problem solving power of the sector. If we can incorporate it into our sustainability work, life sciences will also play a vital role in creating a healthy and sustainable future. A development in which Uppsala will of course take the lead.


Sustainable skills supply

– Erik Allard – December 2021

Life science is an industry with a strong foothold in the Uppsala region, much thanks to successful collaborations between the business community, the two universities, and the University Hospital.In recent years the industry has expanded at a rapid pace, and forecasts predict that it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.This places great demands on the supply of skills and many companies are already testifying to difficulties in having their needs met.For continued sustainable growth in the industry, the region’s actors must work together to develop and apply sustainable skills supply strategies.

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12 voices on the future of life science

– Christian von Essen, Heja Framtiden – June 2021

The future of mankind rests in the hands of life science. In this report, we
get to know some of the profiles and driving spirits who in various ways
strive for health and development.


Digital Transformation in Life Sciences Industries

– Angelina Wening Widiyanti, Pok Yeung Lee  – June 2021

Digital transformation in Life Science Industry has been implemented cautiously for several reasons: cybersecurity concern and high quality and regulatory compliance environment. Whereas opportunities are wide open and increasing challenges force LSI to step up from the inertia stage, planning and piloting to the actual implementation.

This report aims to map Industry 4.0 readiness of manufacturer, opportunities, limitations, and the future trend of development concerning other sectors than life sciences.


Life science trend analysis

Daniel Hallencreutz, Pär Lindquist, WSP – May 2021

Since 2005, the sector has experienced rapid growth in both the number of employees and total sales. Life Science in Uppsala accounts for at least 25 percent of the total exports of goods from Uppsala County in 2019 (SEK 8 billions) The number of employees has increased by 55 percent since 2005, and total sales by almost 280 percent (measured in current prices).

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Patient empowerment through digital health in Sweden

Karlijn van Herpen – Jan 2021

Digital health is becoming more and more relevant over the past few years, also in Sweden. In recent years, Sweden has been working towards its vision for eHealth for 2025. In this vision, it is described that Sweden aims to be a world leader in 2025 when it comes to utilizing digital tools within the healthcare system. When it comes to digital health, the term patient empowerment is often mentioned as well. Mostly, the goal of all these digital tools is to create better healthcare for patients, where they are more in control of managing their disease.


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Innovation strategies in Life science

Arnau Requena Fernandez and Tina Sayari Mamaghani – Jun 2020

A successful innovation strategy is a key element in companies. To keep up with the rapid advancements in science and technology, companies need to use all their expertise; and many times, external aid, to stay competitive. Innovation can take place in product development and also in business development such as new profit models.

This report aims to map Industry 4.0 readiness of manufacturer, opportunities, limitations, and the future trend of development concerning other sectors than life sciences.


State of the Swedish Innovation Support System 2020

Tuomas Väisänen – Jan 2020

There are a need and necessity for a country to be successful with innovation in order to achieve sustained growth. This sustained growth can either be achieved through the growth of already established companies or through the creation of new ones. Since roughly half of new employment is attributed to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) creating jobs broadly across sectors, the wellbeing of the sector is essential. The fact highlights the necessity of entrepreneurship being a driver of regional growth. These statements hold true for a variety of different sectors.


Suppliers to Life science in Uppsala 

– Pär Lindquist and Helen Andreasson, WSP – 2019

The results from this study indicate that a viable supplier sector based in Uppsala can in many ways be said to benefit innovation, renewal and dynamics in the Life Science sector. The suppliers contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of both large companies and the smaller fast-growing companies. This is both by increasing the ability to adapt and the opportunity to adapt to the economic situation, but also by providing expert competence and knowledge that is critical for companies’ development.

(The report is written in Swedish)