Arctic Game Lab

We are building a gaming industry in Northern Sweden. From 2019, Skellefteå Science City will run the gaming venture Arctic Game Lab. It is a regional effort to create and develop a successful gaming industry in northern Norrland.

 

 

 

 

 

The gaming industry has a number of successful clusters in the Nordic area: Skövde and Oulu are two good examples. As part of our new area of business responsibility, cluster development, we will also lead the regional development of the gaming industry. From 2019, Skellefteå Science City will run the gaming venture Arctic Game Lab. It is a regional effort to create and develop a successful gaming industry in northern Norrland. We will coordinate activities and networks in the Arctic Game Lab's five business areas (Innovation, Academy, Incubators, Investment and Marketing). The goal is to promote the region as a gaming cluster to attract skills, capital, businesses, and training as well as support companies in the region so that they can be exposed to international opportunities.

THE VISION IS ONE HUNDRED GAMING COMPANIES
The gaming world - a rough diamond in the north. Twenty years ago, the first gaming companies were founded and the first educational programs in the region were launched. Arctic Game Lab is a joint initiative of Boden, Luleå, Piteå, Skellefteå and Umeå. Two years into the venture there are already approximately thirty companies, some ten educational programs, and more than one hundred employees. Our vision is for the region to have 100 companies and 1,000 employees within five to ten years.

THE GAMING INDUSTRY HAS A TURNOVER OF SEK 14.7 BILLION
The gaming industry in Sweden grew to SEK 14.7 billion in 2017. The Swedish growth is higher than the global industry average of 13%.