Business Region Göteborg Guest Editorial

Business Region Göteborg AB is a non-profit company that works to strengthen and develop trade and industry in the Gothenburg region. The goal is to contribute to sustainable growth, a high level of employment and diversity in trade and industry in the region.

At Business Region Göteborg we focus our efforts on the following specific areas:

  • Business development
  • Projects promoting clusters and industries
  • Marketing the region nationally and internationally
  • Providing service and advice to investors and newly established companies in the region.


During the last years, we have stepped up our efforts to attract high-value investments that can help us drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness – in order to create new jobs and tax revenue.

The department of Establishment and Investment at Business Region Göteborg offers free-of charge confidential advisory services for those who plans to invest in, or establish operations in the Gothenburg region. We prepare high quality value investment propositions, find matching opportunities and put investors in touch with entreprenours and innovators from West Sweden.

We work with a broad array of invesmtents from greenfield and brownfield investments to Joint ventures, licensing deals or R&D collaborations for attracting growth capital to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs.

Our success demands hands-on contacts with all groups involved in an investment process ex. business angels, incubators, VCs, large companies, qualified advisors, public funding organisations, etc.

A business mind-set to manage the relation with the investor; and knowledge in specialisation areas to understand the investors’ business model and needs; are crucial when working with investment promotion.

Iris Öhrn has over 15 years of experience as a life science professional working in an international environment with matters related to scientific research, intellectual property, regulation, sales and financing. She has been working during the last five years as an Investment Advisor for life science and healthcare at Business Region Göteborg. Iris is involved in several national and international organizations either as expert or as a member of the board. For instance, she is the vice-chairman of ScanBalt, a Scandinavian and Baltic mega-region that has become one of Northern Europe’s leading accelerators for inter-regional cooperation for health and bioeconomy.


Iris Öhrn

Investment Advisor- Life Science/ HealthcareB

Business Region Göteborg AB
Box 111 19, SE-404 23 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel: +46 (0) 31 367 61 30
SMS: +46 (0) 705 260828

Twitter: OhrnIris; Skype:irisohrn