Science and Culture

When it comes to well-educated and skilled personnel, the Stena Sphere companies, many with their roots in western Sweden, have a lot to thank the colleges and universities in the region for. For the Stena Sphere to continue to be able to compete for qualified personnel, Gothenburg has to be seen as an attractive city with a rich and varied cultural life and good schools. Stena supports local universities in Gothenburg but also in other important cities where it operates as well as international charity and environmental organisations.

Stena supports culture and research in Gothenburg in many different ways:

The Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture

The aim of the foundation is to administer and distribute funds from Stena AB and the Olsson family. Its goal is to promote scientific research and development primarily in architecture, economics, ships, finance and property activities, trade, medicine, the environment and technology as well as all art and culture-related subjects and Christian societies. http://www.stenastiftelsen.se/en/

Innovation Centre at Chalmers University of Technology

Stena Center - through the Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture, the Olsson family and Stena AB made a donation to Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg in 1997 for the renovation and restoration of Holtermanska Sjukhuset (Holterman Hospital) which is located close to the university. The area is called The Stena Center.

At the Stena Center, the Chalmers Innovation Foundation develops seed companies from Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University and spin-offs of companies in the Gothenburg area. Here, entrepreneurs are offered business development advice and training in premises with good services, good contacts with Chalmers University of Technology and an entrepreneurial and innovative environment close to venture capital. The Stena Center houses some 30 seed companies.

Göteborg Museum of Art

In May, 1994, Stena AB donated funds to refurbish the Göteborg Museum of Art. At the same time a new gallery, the Stenasalen, was built next to the entrance.

During the years donations have been made to the Opera, Gothenburg school of Economics and Business Administration, Universeum and Röda Sten.

ÖI

Örgryte IS, or ÖIS as it is popularly called, is Gothenburg's oldest football club. Stena is one of its main sponsors.

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