Visual Sweden is an initiative based in Östergötland, Sweden, oriented at promoting innovation and regional growth within the visualization and image analysis fields. Central actors are Region Östergötland, Linköpings Municipality, Norrköpings Municipality, Linköping University, several governmental institutions such as SMHI, NFC and FOI, as well as around 50 smaller, mid-sized and larger companies.
In the creative melting pot that has spurred forth, ideas and innovations are created that gain much attention on an international level. More and more global companies establish research and development departments in the region, well aware that here they can find highly qualified and skilled professionals, as well as a flourishing scene for entrepreneurs and unique models of co-operation between university, business, institution and society.
Visual Sweden is a part of the region’s strategy for smart specialization, wherein visualization and simulation are some of the prioritized segments.