Scaleups in the Nordics

Scale-ups in the Nordics 2020

High growth enterprises are important contributors to employment and wealth creation in the Nordic countries. The report investigates number of scaleups in the Nordic countries, their contribution to employment, productivity, economic performance, and as
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High growth enterprises are important contributors to employment and wealth creation in the Nordic countries. Especially, established medium-sized enterprises that innovate and scale-up are a driving force behind sustainable economic growth. Notably by the scale-ups themselves, but also often by ensuring the coordination, upgrading and participation in (global) supply chains of smaller enterprises. Increasingly, governments focus on enabling conditions for the scaling up of enterprises as a lever to boost productivity growth and competitiveness as well as to create high quality jobs in knowledge based economies.

This attention on growth enterprises such as scale-ups has created a need for further statistical evidence about the actual contribution in terms of numbers and economic performance of fast growing enterprises, such as scale-ups. Nordic Innovation has commissioned the Nordic statistical institutes to produce statistics on scale-ups supplementing the existing official business statistics. This publication is the third publication describing scale-ups in the Nordic countries.


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Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Senior Innovation Adviser
Anna-Maija is a finance and business development professional with 20 years’ of experience in identifying innovations and scalable business models in various industries in international context with execution capability, a can-do-attitude, holistic perspective and passion to build on Nordic strongholds.

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Nina Egeli - Senior Innovation Adviser

Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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