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Kista Science City


-An innovation system and a world leading cluster for growth

Nils-Erik Selin

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Kista Science City

 The largest ICT-cluster in Europe, and one


of the top 5 ICT-clusters in the world.

A higher density of companies, employees


and highly qualified researchers than any
other ICT-cluster in the world.

A real city. All municipal functions and


service available.

Centrally located in Stockholm – the


Capital of Scandinavia.

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Kista Science City: VISION

“ To develop Kista into an exciting and fast


growing Science City, with world class
companies, universities and research institutes,
along with attractive housing, cultural activities,
services and recreational facilities to attract
competent and skilled national and
international people. “

“ To develop Kista Science City into a world


leading innovation system and cluster for
growth in ICT, Multimedia, MedTech and
CleanTech “

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Kista Science City:
An eco-system for innovation and growth

Primary target groups


Academia and research
The business community
The City

Strategic growth areas


Wireless systems
Broadband systems
Mobile services and applications
Digital media
MedTech & CleanTech

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Operative arenas

 Business and research

 Innovation, new growth companies


and internationalization

 Marketing for growth

 A social and cultural city

 Infrastructure for growth

 Higher education, talent supply and entrepreneurship

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Kista Science City: MISSION
- enhance growth by co-operation and cross fertilization – Triple Helix

Kista Science City -


an eco-system for innovation and growth

Students
Teachers Growth
Investors Leading companies
Business & Academia &
Researchers Heroes
Community research
Companies New companies
Law firms Excellent research
Banks Stimulating environments
City of Investments Meetings
Media
Stockholm & support Arenas
Entrepreneurs
Consumers Events
Public

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A Network of Networks
- Networks & Projects boost the power of growth

 Kista Science City Business Group


 Kista Science City Property Owners
 Kista Mobile & Broadband Showcase
 Kista executive Network
Kista Marketing Real Estate Network
 Kista Legal Network
 Sweden Broadband Alliance
 Stockholm IT Region
 Stockholm Living Lab

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Facts & Figures

Kista Science City region


 120 000 inhabitants in the Kista Science City region
 4 731 companies with 525 ICT companies
 62 248 employees with 20 187 in ICT

Kista Science City (central business district)


 30 000 inhabitants
 1 406 companies with 291 ICT companies
 31 208 employees with 16 644 within ICT
15-20 new technology start up companies per
year
 Land area: 2,000,000 m2
 Office space: 1,100,000 m2

Education and research


 Two universities with 4500 students in ICT, 65 Professors and 300 researchers
 4 research institutes with 750 researchers
 8 large global enterprises with research and development in Kista

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Milestones
- Kista Science City in history

1905 Military training ground


1972 Construction of houses gets underway
1975 First to move in: Ericsson – SRA och
Rifa
1978 IBM was established
1985 The City of Stockholm, Ericsson and
ABB takes an initiative to build an
electronics center
1988 KTH Kista campus established
1988 SICS is established
2000 The Kista Science City vision was
described
2002 Kista Galleria was opened

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Milestones
- Kista Science City in history

2002 Stockholm Innovation & Growth,


STING was started
2003 Ericsson headquarters moves to
Kista Science City
2003 Kista Science Tower, the highest
office building in Sweden
2005 Kista Mobile Showcase opens
2005 FOI moves to Kista Science city
2007 All time high number of employees
2008 Kista exhibition and conference-
centre will open

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Growth
Employees
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15000

10000

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1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2007

ICT Other Total

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and 1 400 more

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Objectives
- Kista Science City 2012

5000 more employees within 5 years

3000 new inhabitants within 5 years

1000 more students within 5 years

To be a world leading ecosystem and cluster for


innovation and growth

To create a system for ”knowledge transfer”


between academy and industry to facilitate and
enhance innovation and growth

To establish Kista Science City as an international


role model for “science cities”

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The Organisation
- The Electrum Foundation Board

Ulf Wahlberg, Chairman, Vice President External Industrial


and Public Relations, Ericsson

Kristina Axén Olin, Mayor, City of Stockholm Ulf Wahlberg Kristina Axén Olin Johan Ekesiöö

Johan Ekesiöö, CEO, IBM-Sweden

Hans Hentzell, CEO, Swedish ICT Research

Peter Gudmundson, President of the


Hans Hentzell Peter Gudmundson Martin Thunman

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Martin Thunman, CEO, PacketFront

Mikael Östling, Dean, Royal Institute of Technology, School of ICT Mikael Östling Anders Nylander Olle Zetterberg

Anders Nylander, CEO, Atrium Ljungberg

Olle Zetterberg, CEO, Stockholm Business Region

Ulf Sandmark, CEO, the Electrum Foundation


Ulf Sandmark

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Organisation
- to support Kista Science City

Stiftelsen Electrum Concept, Strategy


Ulf Sandmark
& Financing
VD/CEO

Internal board Internal board

Kista Science City AB Stockholm Innovation & Growth AB


Nils-Erik Selin Pär Hedberg
Operation
VD/CEO VD/CEO & Projects

6 strategy councils:
 Research and Industry
 Education, competence supply and entrepreneurship
 Innovation, new ventures and global expansion Control & Content
 Marketing and strategic recruitment of companies
 Infrastructure for growth
 The creation of a living city

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Strategy
- to achieve the vision
1. Attract world leading companies

2. Support global growth in existing


companies

3. Stimulate and support the start of


new global growth companies

4. Secure world class research and


education that supports growth

5. Stimulate knowledge transfer


between research and industry

6. Develop a living science city which is


attractive to live, study, research and
work in

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1)
- To attract world leading companies

 Promote Kista Science City as a world leading eco-


system for innovation, entrepreneurship and growth
within ICT, Multimedia, CleanTech and MedTech.

 Position “Kista Science City” as world class role model


for ”science cities”

 Professional handling of visitors in cooperation with


the local business and real estate owners.

 The website www.kista.com

 Involvement in selected European union projects.

 Strategic selection of new companies to attract to


Kista Science City.

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2)
- Support growth in existing companies

Stimulate and start strategic networks and meetings

Establish platforms for cooperation between companies (i.e. Mobile showcase, Living
lab ..)

Support and influence the Business association and the Property owners association to
implement the Kista Science City vision

Facilitate and support cooperation to eliminate bottlenecks that has to be solved for
future growth

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3)
- Stimulate and support the start of new global growth
companies

 Initiate, support and create events and inspirational activities


o Innovation & Technology fair every year with 400 entrepreneurs
o Participation at public events with speakers and case stories to inspire
o Participation in inspirational activities at FOI, KTH, Mobile Life, Wireless@KTH
etc
o Participate in entrepreneurship courses at KTH

Provide and support infrastructure for startups.

Operate STING (Stockholm Innovation & Growth). The support system for technology
startups

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3)
- STING’s support system

Dealflow from university (KTH, SU and KI), research institutes (SICS, Acreo, FOI or from
the industry

Startup Business Lab Business Accelerator Go Global


Hands on training program Pre-incubator for Incubator for companies Training program for
for those who have an projects or companies 12-18 months internationalization
business idea, 6 months 10-12 meetings (5 hours)
10-12 meetings (4 hours)

Financing the companies


Soft financing from Traditional Venture
public sources Capital firms

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4)
- Secure world class research and education to support
growth
Stimulate and attract students to study and research in Kista Science City

Support the universities with information and action to increase the numbers of
applicants to new courses

Improve the understanding and relation between jobs and education

Initiate and support recruitment days, company visits, guest seminars, internship
openings and thesis proposals

Define the need for new skilled staff in the industry

Stimulate to an entrepreneurship program of world class

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5)
- Stimulate knowledge transfer between research and
business

Initiate and support meeting places for researcher and business managers to meet,
exchange experience and discuss

Stimulate and support networks, collaboration and meetings between researchers and
business managers.

To support systems for knowledge transfer of research results.

Support an increased deal flow of research projects that can be licensed or the
foundation for new ventures

Initiate monthly seminars for ”entrepreneurs meets faculty” and the establishment of a
Kista Science Club

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6)
- Develop a living City

Maintain a close cooperation between the city of Stockholm, the local business and the
property owners to develop the city center

Support cultural events, entertainment events, after work activities, restaurants and
coffee shops that increases the Kista Science City popularity

Continuously work with the implementations of the vision

Attract new features, new squares and meeting places to the area that makes the city
more interesting

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Welcome to the unlimited future of today

Kista Science City

Nils-Erik Selin
nils-erik.selin@kista.com

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