Visual Sweden

Visual innovation! Visual Sweden is an initiative based in the Östergötland county, East Sweden, to stimulate innovation and regional growth with focus on visualisation, image analysis and simulation. Central actors are Region Östergötland, Linköping and Norrköping municipalities, Linköping University, governmental institutions and administrations as SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute), NFC (National Forensic Centre) och FOI (Swedish Defence Research Agency) and some 50 small, medium, and large companies.


2030 is the urban area Linköping-Norrköping one of Europe’s most attractive innovation environments for visualisation, synthesis and analysis of visual information in all forms and applications.

In the creative melting pot which has developed ideas and innovations attract great international attention. An increasing number of global companies establish research and development departments in the region, well aware that this is the place for the strongest competence and the sharpest talents, as well as a flourishing environment for new businesses and unique cooperation models among university, companies, institutes and society.

Smart specialisation

Visual Sweden is a part of the region’s strategy for smart sepcialisation, where visualisation and simulation is one of the prioritised areas. For more information and more testimonies and referrals please see the web site Visualization East Sweden