How do you attract aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea? Skellefteå is home to the unique support organization SmartUp, which supports idea creators – whether the dream was born around a dinner table in Skellefteå or in a workshop in Aleppo, Syria. We met Jenny Moberg and Therese Johansson, who have been nominated for SmartUp of the Year, and Mohamad Sassila, who is living his dream.
How could Skråmträsk, of all places, become the filming location for something as thrilling as a horror movie? The village is a magnet for families with children and cozy café visits, and virtually every other farmhouse is occupied by a skilled traditional craftsman. We paid a visit to a charming hamlet that never ceases to amaze.
When Ellen and Kristopher Vanes decided to leave the village of Stonnall, just north of Birmingham in England, and move to another country, they chose Skellefteå in Sweden. After thorough research they found that the Swedish east coast ticked all the boxes, and their move to the village of Klutmark, just outside of Skellefteå, turned out to be the perfect choice for the couple and their sons Seth, 6, Isaac, 5, and Noah, 1. – Here, there is more focus on family life than in England. Our salaries are higher, the house prices are reasonable and the boys enjoy the Swedish school and preschool much better, says Ellen.
After two years of canceled events due to the pandemic, we can now proudly present the best Arctic Game Week ever! As the midnight sun shines over northern Sweden, we once again open the doors to a week filled with business conferences, networking, entertainment and the public event Nordsken where games, culture and creativity meet. The event will be arranged in Skellefteå, Sweden, in the new cultural center Sara Kulturhus and in Skellefteå Kraft Arena. The focus of Arctic Game Week is to create a strong platform with global appeal and to strengthen the Nordic entertainment industry. A unique conference with new business opportunities based on Intellectual Properties.
After 16 years, Lina Öberg has moved from the suburbs of Stockholm to a house in Sunnanå, Skellefteå. She and her husband Nils Bränström found similar jobs to the ones they had in Stockholm. “It feels like a brand new Skellefteå compared to the one we left.” If this development had not taken place, she is not so sure that they would have been moving back home.
Boliden Rönnskär in Skelleftehamn is one of the world’s most efficient copper smelting plant and a world leader in recycling of electronics, with the ambition to always develop even further. Our latest project is a new streamlined leaching facility and unique final storage for process waste products.
Fredrik Johansson and Frida Viksten both graduated Uppsala – then they moved right back home to Skellefteå. “That was the plan from the start. We wanted an adventure but we also realized that we might as well start our careers in Skellefteå and live in a family-friendly city,” says Fredrik.