The city of Malmö in Southern Sweden ranks fourth on the list of the world´s 15 most inventive cities
The OECD, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, tracks patent applications for more than 250 cities around the world under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, an international system that allows inventors to apply for patent protection in up to 117 countries simultaneously through a single application process.
While all three of Sweden´s three most populated cities are on the list of the top 15 most inventive cities, the smallest of those three cities is the highest on the list. The city of Malmö in southern Sweden ranks fourth on the list of cities with the most patent applications per 10,000 residents.
Malmö is young with nearly half of its population under the age of 35. It is also diverse, boasting the highest proportion of foreign-born residents of any city in Sweden.