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Many Swedes have served as prominent engineers or inventors; among these include Alfred Nobel – the inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science was formed in 1739 after the western European model. The goal was to ”cultivate and spread knowledge in mathematics, literacy, economy, trade and useful arts and manufactures.”
Sweden is one of the countries that spend the highest percentage of GDP on research and development in science. The magazine “Economist” has even stated that Sweden’s research costs are extremely high. From the late 1900s, Sweden has also issued one of the world’s highest numbers of patents per capita. In Scandinavia the investments in science and technology have created many interesting findings and products in general. We have good contacts with institutions and companies within this area and can arrange everything from visiting an energy plant to university institutions.