Welcome to Västra Götaland in western Sweden. A region with 1.6 million inhabitans and 130 nationalities.

Five Clusters
Five strong clusters in West Sweden: Urban future, The marine environment and the maritime sector, Transport solutions, Green chemistry and bio based products, and Life science.


  • 620 million investment in the life sciences

    29 October 2014

    Today , 29 October, saw the launch of an initiative to create a new centre for molecular medicine at the University of Gothenburg, with funding of at least SEK 620 million from......

  • Open Days 2014

    06 October 2014

    From 6-9 October 2014, some 6,000 representatives from Europe's regions and cities will gather in Brussels for the 12th annual OPEN DAYS to exchange their views on how making the r...

  • Vote in the regional election 14 September

    02 September 2014

      Sunday 14 September 2014 is the date for elections to the Swedish Riksdag, to the municipalities and the regional councils. Region Västra Götaland is the governing body of......

Sahlgrenska International Care Sahlgrenska International Care Sahlgrenska I.C. coordinates medical and dental care services for the international community, based on Swedish reseach, know-how and experience. Sahlgrenska International Care is owned by Region Västra Götaland
biogas Promoting biogas as vehicle fuel in West Sweden Biogas - an environmental friendly and renewable, locally produced fuel, with a great potential for creating new green jobs.
Visit West Sweden. Go to our tourist site for more information. Visit West Sweden Events, accomodation, food, activities, sigths, tour operators and press information.
Build With Care Energy efficient buildings - reduced climat impact through more efficient energy usage in western Sweden’s building sector.
Science Parks in Västra Götaland Science Parks in Västra Götaland Bringing together incubators, research projects and company networks to stimulate ideas and innovative processes.
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