Our path to building a successful business story took us to many different destinations – online and offline. Israel, Ireland, and The United Kingdom were only some of the countries we visited on our quest to spread the word about what we do. Now, Zesium is in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sweden – A Land of Automotive Industry
This time, we were the guests of Business Region Gothenburg chamber; more precisely, our Business Development Executive, Jovan Stojanovic. He had the extraordinary opportunity to meet the representatives from various Swedish companies. Their discussions covered different cooperation models, with one of the challenges Swedish companies face on daily basis – not putting trust in companies out of Sweden.
Indeed, there is a big potential for growth, reflecting in personnel demand, and naturally in software solution development in automotive industry. This industry is a major player in Sweden’s national income, with about 85% of all Swedish made passenger automobiles being exported and about 95% of heavy vehicles sold outside of the country (some of the world’s largest truck manufacturing companies are Volvo AB and Scania AB, which are based in Sweden).
Lindholmen Science Park – a Place to Develop Your Business
Furthermore, Jovan had the opportunity to visit the Lindholmen Science Park – one of the biggest research and science centers in Sweden – a great place to offer mentorship, infrastructure and education services to all the companies and individuals eager to develop their business.
During many interesting & constructive sessions held on Lindholmen Software Development Day, they discussed about Disruptive industries and the obstacles those industries may face. “What will it take for companies to succeed in software industry facing major changes?” Disruptive innovations create new markets and value networks and eventually disrupt an existing market and value network. One of the speakers from Chalmers Ventures pointed out the importance of well-established corporations as well as start-ups having to adapt in order to survive in a globalized world.
Disruptive innovations will require a lot from the ICT industry, and Jovan had the extraordinary opportunity to hear about this first-hand from well-established corporate giants and start-up companies.
In addition to a constructive couple of days, full of useful information, he met with the representatives from Volvo Cars and Ericsson. They used their time to discuss about potential models of cooperation and the challenges these companies face in recruiting new personnel, developing talents, but also the sustainability of their development units. Most of the participants were pleasantly surprised with the references and ecosystem in Serbia. Most importantly, they showed high interest to continue negotiating about our future cooperation.