Our regions visualization success is a result of the fact that research, education, companies and innovative arenas exist and collaborate in the same place.
There’s a great mix of traditional and new companies in the region. All with an innovative spirit and pioneering drive to achieve results. Large industries such as Siemens, Saab, Toyota Ericsson, MediaTek, ARRIS, Zenterio, IFS, IBS and Combitech coexist with startups and small businesses. And although some are small in size they are delivering high-end offerings from East Sweden to the world. Through interaction between great people – fantastic things happen!
East Sweden has two Science Parks with one mission – to create the best opportunities for companies to establish and grow their business. Knowledge and network are important ingredients for success. Forums are created for business development and inspiration such as Vecka45, iDays and several clusters in different areas, the Cluster for Interactive and Visual Media, Automotive Safety, IPTV and Green Industry to name a few. These innovative arenas bridge the gap between research, innovation and commercial applications in unique way.
It all comes down to knowledge and we got it, right here! The Linköping University is a fantastic source of competence with several studying programs within the interactive media and visualization field. The students like it here! In 2013 Norrköping was elected Student City of the Year in Sweden. East Sweden Hack, C Awards and Coder Dojo are initiatives to secure competence and attract talents in the future. 2 campuses, 30 000 students.
World-class research teams at Linköping University and Visualization Center C leads projects in advanced graphics, visualization and interaction design. Some focus lies on new methods for visualizing large and complex amounts of data and ultra-realistic synthetic images and others on how visualization can improve the human learning capacity. Great opportunities rise when business and public arenas are closely connected to scientific research.