Outlook and insights

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

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).

(The report is written in Swedish)



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.


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)