“Establishing the Office is an effective way to meet the objectives of Sweden’s life sciences strategy and is completely in line with efforts to help the Government’s partnership programmes achieve an international impact.”
Minister for Education Anna Ekström said: “The new Office of Science and Innovation in the UK will help increase the international visibility of Swedish higher education institutions.
The statement read: “The UK is a priority country for Sweden and an important partner in areas such as innovation and research, as well as a close ally on many trade policy issues.”
“This is important to maintain a high level of quality in research and strengthen Sweden as a research nation.”
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, said: “The London Office is an important and strategic initiative for a country like Sweden where export and innovation issues are of vital importance.
Sweden has previously established Offices of Science and Innovation at its embassies in Brazil, New Delhi, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington DC.
Annika Strandhäll, Minister for Climate and the Environment, noted the importance of climate science, saying: “We are in the midst of a climate-driven green industrial transition, and the UK is a strategically important partner in these efforts.
“The establishment of the London Office allows us to strengthen our relations and pursue more ambitious climate efforts.”
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