Language lunch opens new doors

17th move in a row? Michelle hoped to meet new friends at the premiere of "Language Lunch for Skövde's International Talents". Michelle has recently moved to Skövde. She and her husband are originally from Los Angeles, USA but most recently from Germany where they lived for a few years. They have moved 16 times in 20 years because of her husband's job in the computer games industry. Now she hopes they will settle in Skövde with their two-year-old son.
Never before have avatars from very different games stood side by side on a game cover for one location. But now it's happening in Skövde. Because as the place grows and wants to attract more establishments and talents in computer games, smart industry and IT with a focus on fintech, many people are joining forces. Together they are launching Skövde as a game and a playground full of opportunities, especially through Science Park Skövde's innovation arenas. Science Park Skövde and Skövde Municipality are behind the campaign.
Over the past 20 years, Västra Götaland and Skövde have developed into Sweden's leading leading place for game development. But it was not a foregone conclusion that this would happen. At the beginning of the 2000s, the University of Skövde's profile area, the IT programs, had far too few applicants. After a lot of thinking and long workshops, it was decided to merge several of the competencies knowledge available at the university to create a computer games course.
Throughout the year, Skövde is an arena for several major sporting events at international level. There are also several large cups and races that attract many participants and spectators. Here we list the biggest sporting events in Skövde. Enjoy!

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Skövde Science City

A new city district is currently emerging in what is the very best location in Skövde – and it combines the best of several worlds. How about living in safe, green neighbourhoods adjacent to the city centre, the university and Skövde’s most creative companies and entrepreneurs? In Skövde Science City, homes will be mixed with business premises, meeting places and services to create a dynamic and vibrant city district.

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