NOTE! The Site visits and networking events are now fully booked!

Select one of two study visits – free of charge for international delegates

Meet peers at the Pre-Event Networking Seminar

April 1 2019

Here you have a possibility to explore two different ways of seeing how Gothenburg works within the automotive sector. Take the chance to get inspired by how ideas and knowledge are transformed into reality through many projects. To see these special projects in person is the best way to find out more about the solutions the region can offer you.

Meet the experts at the site visits, and get a chance to create new business contacts. Hopefully you will get more perspectives to take home – and even more innovative ideas than before. There is also a pre-event networking seminar where you can get to know the regional Automotive cluster and network and the many interesting people associated with this industry.

Delegates who register for VECS will have the opportunity to register for this pre-event programme but spaces are limited to book asap before its too late.

Site Visit 1 – Volvo Car Visitors Centre including factory tour

WHEN: April 1, 12:30-15:15 | MEETING POINT: Lindholmen Science Park entrance (Lindholmspiren 3-5) with bus transfer at 12.30.

Go with the blue train on a factory tour that shows the facilities in Torslanda factory complex. You will be guided through the process – from the beginning, to the cars ready to leave the property. Discover how the cars are beeing made and listen to experts about the brand itself.

Bustranser from Lindholmen Science Park entrance and back.

  • Free of charge for international delegates
  • Cancellation within 48 hours before departure, thereafter cancellation fee: 50 euro
  • In English
  • Maximum of 30 participants

Site visit 2 – Electric Mobility Projects in Gothenburg

WHEN: April 1, 13:00-15:00 | MEETING POINT: Location: Lindholmen Science Park (venue: Visual Arena) Lindholmspiren 3-5
TIME: 13.00 – 15.00 Monday 1 April 2019

Explore different solutions going on in Gothenburg – many projects are hosted from Lindholmen Science Park and the vibrating area. Among them the ElecriCity project – a partnership with many partners involved, and showing an innovative solution in the public transport system. You will get inspired with examples in a testing demo environment at Lindholmen arena.

  • Free of charge for international delegates
  • Cancellation within 48 hours before departure, thereafter cancellation fee: 50 euro
  • In English
  • Maximum of 30 participants

The site visits are organized by Green Gothenburg. Green Gothenburg aims to share this environmental know-how. We help foreign representatives initiate contact with greentech companies in the Gothenburg region. We welcome visitors with an interest in environmental and climate solutions, offering high-quality study tours tailored to specific visitor needs.

Green Gothenburg is owned by the City of Gothenburg, with operations managed by the municipal company Business Region Göteborg.

Automotive Cluster and Network Event

WHEN: 15:00-19:30 |  WHERE: Lindholmen Science Park (venue: Visual Arena) Lindholmspiren 3-5

Get to know the regional Automotive cluster and network with interesting people within the automotive industry.

We will provide an update of the economic outlook, present new major investments in the region and guide you through the establishment process.

You will be given an introduction to Lindholmen Science Park with a focus on the new things that has happened since last years networking event. We also have the pleasure to offer you presentations from some major companies in the region.


  • Welcome by Per Österström, Automotive Manager at Business Region Göteborg.
  • Economic outlook, an update on major investments in the region and the establishment process – Joel Görsch, Investment advisor Automotive at Business Region Göteborg
  • Latest news from Lindholmen Science Park, Peter Öhman, COO, Lindholmen Science Park
  • Volvo Cars Tech Fund, regional interests and recent investments, Andreas Strasser, Investment Director EMEA, Volvo Cars
  • Drive Sweden, an update on coming activities 2019 in the strategic innovation program, Kent Eric Lång, RISE.
  • MobilityXlab – Katarina Brud, Director MobilityXlab, Lindholmen Science Park
  • Telematics Valley – Johan Amaruso Wennerby, Chairman
  • Mingle.


  • Free of charge for international delegates
  • In English
  • Maximum of 80 participants

More information

For further information please contact Business Region Gothenburg:

Per Österström
Business Region Göteborg AB
Anki Gustafsson
Business Region Göteborg AB