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Kristianstad is the most extensive municipality of Skåne. About 86.000 inhabitants are living here. The main emphasis in trade and industry is on food, agriculture, trade and industry, but also the processing industry is multifaceted and has a large growth potential.

The municipality has a diversified structure in the area of trade and industry. A majority of the about 9000 present companies are small or medium-sized companies. There is also a number of well-known companies with a high number of employees. This structure of trade and industry in Kristianstad brings about a vigorous choice.

Thanks to the fertile soil of the plains of Kristianstad as well as its intensive cultivation, the processing of agricultural products has a large impact on industry.

Kristianstad - the Swedish centre for food and drink The food industry is comprehensive and includes about 4.500 employees. Many well-known brands such as The Absolut Company, Knorr, Önos, Blå Band, Scan, Skånemejerier and Konsumbagarn originate from Kristianstad and surroundings. There's no doubt why Kristianstad may be referred to as the Swedish centre for food and drink. Almost every day you eat or drink something that originates from Kristianstad.

The food industry also englobes a large service sector such as transport/logistics, engineering plants, laboratories, marketing, education in the area of culinary arts and food sciences etc.

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Authorities and organisations

Tillväxtverket - Swedish Agency for Economical and Regional Growth) 


Welcome to the Krinova Incubator & Science Park - meeting place for people, businesses and ideas


At Krinova Incubator & Science Park, located just next to Kristianstad University in northeastern Skåne, about 90 companies have their domicile. In addition, there will be more than 25,000 visitors each year at meetings and conferences. 

We are proud of the people who, with the impetuous driving force and with the incubator's support, are building innovation projects and viable companies. As if this were not enough we are  of events for Krinova's many exciting projects in our profile area food - environment - health. All in all, Krinova makes a place to swim energy and ideas.

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