Entrepreneurs are the engines of the economy. They transform ideas into innovations that people want. They create jobs by starting businesses that grow and keep employing. Successful entrepreneurs are therefore essential for Sweden’s prosperity.
Entrepreneurship is based on a drive to develop and change. This requires knowledge and inspiration. But the right conditions also need to exist. This means having a culture where entrepreneurs’ efforts get the recognition they deserve, and having laws and regulations that encourage more people to start and develop businesses.
Right now IVA is launching an initiative focusing on entrepreneurship. A number of past projects have had innovation and entrepreneurship as their themes.