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Large research clusters are being built in Mölndal


Sweden's largest research clusters on body and health will be built in Mölndal. Within ten years, it is believed that around 350 companies and 7,000 people will be active in the area.

During Friday, the shovel was put in the ground for GoCo health innovation city in Mölndal. The goal is to become one of the leading innovation clusters in life science - most easily translated with a center for everything that concerns work and research on health.

- We have something unique in Sweden with a very strong industry in this area and good healthcare so we think this can be asserted in the world arena, says Peder Wahlgren, CEO of GoCo development ab, who runs the project.

7000 jobs

The building area, which is along the E6 just south of Astra Zeneca in Mölndal, is currently only asphalt, sewer and warehouse buildings. But as early as 2021, the first tenant, a Japanese cancer diagnostics company, will move in.

It is expected that around 350 companies, large world leaders as well as small start-ups, together with researchers from universities will fill the 100,000 square meters covered by the detailed plan. 7,000 people think they will work here before 2030.

"We have the opportunity to take a global leadership in life science," says Matti Ahlqvist, site manager at Astra Zeneca in a press release.

billion Investment

The investment is SEK 3.5 billion and is financed by the real estate companies Next step and Vectura properties owned by Investor.

"This is just as important for Mölndal as Volvo is for Gothenburg," says Kristian Vramsten (M), chairman of the Mölndal municipal council.

Source: svt

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