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Sweden Innovation Days gathers AI elite at global conference with the world's largest matchmaking event

Sweden is at the forefront of innovation and is now showcasing its expertise in AI. Starting on November 17, the Swedish and international AI elite will gather for the global event Sweden Innovation Days, which is organized by AI Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency, Ignite Sweden, SISP - Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, and Vinnova. The purpose is to showcase Sweden as a leading tech country and create new contact points as well as to attract international talent and investments.

There is great interest from the international AI ecosystem. Together with innovation clusters from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea and USA, the Swedish host organizations for Sweden Innovation Days create an interactive arena for increased cooperation.

With inspiring conversations and discussions between over 3,000 participants from 78 different countries and 400+ scheduled meetings between large companies and startups to kick-start completely new types of collaborations, this is a unique effort to promote Sweden's innovation role and AI expertise internationally.

Sweden Innovation Days is a fantastic opportunity for new collaborations between business and academia, small and large companies, and across national borders. This makes Sweden even more attractive for international investments.

- Sweden is ranked second in the Global Innovation Index and Swedish companies lead the development in many areas. Despite this, we do not showcase everything we can do internationally. Sweden Innovation Days is a fantastic opportunity for new collaborations between business and academia, small and large companies, and across national borders. This makes Sweden even more attractive for international investments! says Amy Loutfi, professor of information technology and vice-chancellor responsible for AI at Örebro University, and nominated for the AI Swede of the Year 2020.

Three days focusing on AI

Sweden Innovation Days takes place digitally and includes discussions between decision-makers at government level, experts from multinational companies as well as startups, world-leading researchers from universities and think tanks, and specialists working in the public sector.

How can strategically applied AI be part of the solution to the great challenges of our time with regards to the climate, our democracy, health and mobility? How do we develop a national strategy for AI in Sweden and what can we learn from Japan and Canada - two leading nations in AI? These topics will be discussed during the first day of the event, which will begin with Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan. More than 40 Swedish and international speakers, from organisations such as H&M Group, Ericsson, AstraZeneca, Sony, ABB, WASP - Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, and Volvo Group, participate in the program.

During day two, Darja Isaksson (Director General, Vinnova) and Robert Andrén (Director General, Swedish Energy Agency) talk about the power of Swedish innovation and how startups are a key to bringing innovations to the market. Representatives from large companies, municipalities and startups share concrete learnings of how to build commercial collaborations. In addition, the best AI startup from each participating country will pitch their business idea on stage.

On day three, 150+ selected AI startups will have the opportunity to meet over 70 private and public actors for 400+ tailored meetings during the world's largest matchmaking event to date.

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