Breakit writes that the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg (S), continues to position himself as Sweden’s most start-up friendly Social Democrat. At Almi Invests “Seed Day”, he expressed his ambition of creating the entrepreneurial climate and favourable conditions needed to allow innovation and tech-companies to grow in Sweden. “This sector contributes greatly to the interest for Sweden abroad. We try to shift policy to focus as much on investment climate as on export” Damberg told Breakit. Damberg also called on startup companies to tell the government what they need in terms of political reforms: “Large companies such as Volvo tell us all the time what does not work. Companies in the startup scene should do the same. ”
Damberg avoided the question about which idea he would invest in if he was not a minister, but said that he believed e-health will explode, as it can contribute to great savings and make life easier for so many.