Kista Science City is an innovation cluster where industry, academia and the public sector in 1986 got together in a triple helix and formed the Electrum Foundation. The aim was to make the region a world-leading center for electronics research. In the 1990s it became obvious that excellence in the region were in radio and telecommunications, these days known as ICT.
The Electrum Foundation updated in 2012 its vision from the beginning of the 2000s. It covers four areas of focus; dynamic business, living environment, education and scientific environment and good infrastructure. The vision determines that the region in 2020 is one of the world’s top science cities, full of Swedish and international companies as well as excellent academy.