Last week it became known that Apple established a new R&D unit in Lund. The office space is suitable for about 10 people and has been operational for a few weeks now, reports Rapidus. The confirmation of Apple’s moving in came from the property owner Vasakronan, Anna Stenkil.
This is not Apple’s first appearance in the region. Back in 2010 Apple acquired image analysis developer Polar Rose which was followed by acquisition of algorithm specialists Algotrim in 2013. Both companies were based in the same region as the new development unit.
Apple’s new office is located in Mobile Heights Center (MHBC), an emerging cluster of tech companies. The MHBC is presently occupying the building that was vacated by Sony Mobile after the company downsized its site in Lund. Some of the companies that are already present in the MHBC include Tech Mahindra and IT consultants Sigma Connectivity.
The ambition at MHBC is to establish Nordic leadership in mobile health and to create ten thousand new jobs in the industry through collecting region’s best startups and putting them to work together, states on MHBC website. So far the initiative has received a very positive support and MHBC has created several collaborations with some Nordic orgranizations. Presence of such giant as Apple at MHBC premises is yet another great step on the way to achieving set goals.
This article is in collaboration with Øresund Startups, originally by Iryna Velykokhatko. Øresund Startups is a news site focusing on startups in Copenhagen and the other cities around the Øresund strait; Malmö, Helsingborg and Lund. It was initiated by Karsten Deppert and covers news about startups and events from the startup scene. You can follow them at @Oresundstartups.