About The
Great Northern

We are built on the idea that together we can work as a game changer for the business development in the north of Sweden. We want to make it possible for you and your business to succeed both locally, nationally and internationally. 

WHAT IS

THE GREAT NORTHERN?

The Great Northern is a house for innovative ideas and creative minds. Here, you find a community of entrepreneurs, startups, established businesses, partners, incubators, innovation supporters and even more - a mix of game developers, digital industries, design, media and communication.

We are built on the idea that we together can work as a game changer for the business development in the north of Sweden. We want to make it possible for you and your business to succeed both locally, nationally and internationally. To help you do that, we offer you a membership in our community.

As a member of The Great Northern you can choose between taking place in our open 
co-working areas or rent your own personal office. Included is our networking community events, free access to our meeting rooms, interesting lectures and unlimited amount of coffee!

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
From traditional industries to innovative startups

OUR STORY


Skellefteå was a city known for it’s traditional heavy industries, in mining and timber. Now, thanks to The Great Northern, this is a city that’s taking steps to become a global innovative town. This is how:

 

Around 2010, a few entrepreneurs decided to help Skellefteå to move forward, they saw that this was a city in need of help to kickstart more startups. The municipality supported the vision of these entrepreneurs to broaden Skellefteå’s business base.

 

A building in the heart of Skellefteå that had previously housed teenage discos and counselling facilities, was rebuilt to become the melting pot for high-tech, innovative entrepreneurs in Skellefteå.

 

And this is how The Great Northern – whose name was inspired by the 1990s cult TV show Twin Peaks, after the geography of Skellefteå was once compared by a visitor to the fictional town – was born.

Since the opening in January 2017, The Great Northern and our members has become a great part of the new innovative tradition in Skellefteå.

TGN MANAGEMENT

Come and visit us at Storgatan 53 in Skellefteå, we're happy to introduce you to a potential collaborator, help you to plan an event or to give you a tour around our house!

Pernilla Lindmark

TGN Communications and Service Manager
CONTACT

Josefin
Lundberg

COO / TGN-Manager
CONTACT