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New statistics suggest lack of competence is the greatest threat to innovation in Sweden

According to Awapatent’s Innovation Barometer, more than half (52%) of the asked IT/Telecom companies and over a quarter (27%) of MedTech/BioTech enterprises in Sweden find that the main obstacle for their continued innovation and research is finding qualified staff.

The research also found that another major factor hindering innovation in Sweden is costs.

Please find below a few examples of publications which have written about the results of Awapatent’s Innovation Barometer (in Swedish).


B2B Nyheter



Awapatent’s Innovation Barometer has been taking the temperature of innovation in Sweden since 2007. The respondents of the latest barometer were 200 R&D managers within Life Science/MedTech/BioTech and IT/Telecom in companies with businesses in Sweden.