Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation is responsible for matters relating to state-owned enterprises, enterprise and industrial policy, rural affairs and regional development.

Responsible ministers

Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation
Anna-Caren Sätherberg, Minister for Rural Affairs
Anna-Caren Sätherberg Minister for Rural Affairs

News from Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

  • Government grants exploitation concession for Kallak K no 1

    Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation
    Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation presented the Swedish Government's decision in a press conference on March 23. Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government has decided to grant Swedish registered company Jokkmokk Iron Mines AB an exploitation concession for Kallak K no 1. The Government has set extensive and unique conditions that the company must comply with order to prevent disruptions to reindeer husbandry. Compliance with these conditions is a prerequisite for the exploitation concession and for any future permits.

  • Access to food in Sweden remains good

    Minister for Rural Affairs Anna-Caren Sätherberg.
    Minister for Rural Affairs Anna-Caren Sätherberg. Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden

    In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Minister for Rural Affairs Anna-Caren Sätherberg, Swedish Food Agency Director General Annica Sohlström and Swedish Board of Agriculture Director General Christina Nordin held a press briefing on 22 March on food security in Sweden.

Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation and Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs.
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation and Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs. Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden

Impact of Russian invasion on Swedish companies and foreign trade

In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the following sanctions, the Government is now strengthening preparedness for the Swedish business sector and foreign trade through close dialogue with relevant actors. The economic effects on Sweden are currently limited, but the situation concerning increased energy and oil prices, as well as the turbulent capital market, may deteriorate. There may be quite extensive and serious consequences for the world economy, which is why the Government is closely monitoring developments and is prepared to act depending on how events unfold.

Swedish Office of Science and Innovation in London to enhance Swedish-British collaboration

Sweden’s seventh international Office of Science and Innovation was established at the Embassy of Sweden in London on 1 January 2022. The Office will develop and strengthen collaboration between the UK and Sweden on issues linked to the Government’s life sciences strategy, its export and investment strategy, the Research and Innovation Bill, and the Government’s strategic partnership programmes.

The Government’s innovation partnership programmes

The objective of the Government’s innovation partnership programmes is to identify innovative solutions to major challenges facing society and to contribute to Sweden’s competitiveness.

Sweden’s national life sciences strategy and COVID-19

Sweden’s national life sciences strategy was launched in late December 2019 to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of Sweden as a life sciences nation.

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