Stockholm Life - A world leading life science region

In the area surrounding New Karolinska Solna, there is a large number of businesses and institutions dedicated to life sciences. Over the next 15 years, several players will work together to make the Stockholm region become "the world's leading area for life science" under the joint brand, Stockholm Life.

A great part of the life sciences industry in Sweden is located within a one hours’ drive from the new university hospital.

In addition, five universities are located in this area: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm School of Economics and the Uppsala University. All of them have education and research relating to Life Sciences.

Hagastaden - A new project of urban development

Hagastaden is a new area under development on the border between the cities of Stockholm and Solna. The area includes the world leading education and research institutions Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital.

Over the next 15 years, several players will create the world's leading area for life science under the joint brand, Stockholm Life. Hagastaden will be an attractive place to live, work and study for people of all ages. The area will include dwellings, a new university hospital and new facilities for research and education at Karolinska Institutet. There will also be new green areas, a commercial centre and cultural initiatives.

When Hagastaden is completed in 2025, the area will comprise 5,000 new dwellings and about 50 000 work spaces (including the area between Norra Stationsgatan and Vanadisvägen). A total of SEK 65 billion is being invested in Hagastaden, to create a world class science city, where healthcare, research and innovation are developed in close cooperation.

The City of Stockholm, the City of Solna, New Karolinska Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Akademiska Hus, Locum, The Swedish Transport Administration and Stockholm Science City Foundation and a number of private property developers are working to develop Hagastaden.

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Institutions and Universities:

Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska University Hospital

Stockholm University
The Royal Institute of Technology
Uppsala University
Stockholm School of Economics
Uppsala University Hospital

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab)

Local and regional government:

Stockholm City
Solna City
Stockholm County Council
City of Uppsala


SwedenBIO, The Swedish life sciences organization
Stockholm Science City, A foundation formed by the Karolinska Institutet, The Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University to promote the Karolinska/Hagastaden and Albano areas towards life sciences industry and institutions.
Uppsala BIO, The network for the Uppsala life sciences sector
Stockholm-Uppsala Life Science, The network for the Uppsala and Stockholm regional life sciences sector