Venue and Accommodation
The 17 edition Regional Innovation Policies Conference 2023 will be hosted at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Jönköping.
You can take part in a digital tour of Jönköping University's campus area in Jönköping here.
Rooms at special rates for conference participants can be booked here. Make sure you reserve your accommodation early.
ELITE Stora Hotellet (use the link here: 17th Regional Innovation Policies Conference)
Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria. Bookings are made at the following email address with below information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking number: 2026GR010558
Number of single rooms:
Find your way in Jönköping
Find Jönköping University External link, opens in new window.
MVG Taxi in Jönköping
Phone number: 0046 36 19 19 19
City Taxi in Jönköping
Phone number: 0046 36 34 40 00
Taxi Kurir Jönköping
Phone number: 0046 36 12 12 12
All information below is taken from visitsweden.com. External link, opens in new window.
Visit the website for more general information.
Airlines have cut their prices and introduced new classes of travel to meet the competition - and have made it possible to travel to Sweden much easier from all corners of the globe and for less money than ever.
A valid passport entitles EU and North American citizens to a three-month stay in Sweden. Citizens of other countries should check with a Swedish diplomatic representative in their home country.
The unit of currency in Sweden is SEK.
The normal electric current in Sweden is 220 volts AC in 50 cycles, and plugs and sockets may differ from those in other parts of the world, so travellers should bring adapters or transformers for electrical appliances such as hairdryers and shavers.
Some hotels and shops in larger cities can supply adapters.
Laptop computers that are made to work on both 110 and 220 volts can be used in Sweden with an adapter.
For laptop computers working on 110 volts only, transformers are also necessary.
What to wear
An overcoat is necessary in the autumn, winter and spring.
Comfortable, low-heeled shoes are important, not only for the countryside, but also for sightseeing along cobblestone streets.
The dress code for the conference dinner on Wednesday evening and the dinner at Stora Hotellet on Thursday evening, is smart casual.
Phone, post & internet service
Post offices are nowadays a service integrated in various shops; grocery stores, kiosks, gasstations etc. The opening hours therefore differ according to the specific store. Generally the post offices are open during normal shopping hours, but local variations may apply. Look for the blue postal sign.
Letters and postcards of up to 20 grams cost SEK 6 within Sweden and SEK 12 internationally.
Stamps are available for sale at post offices, most newsstands and supermarkets with postal service.
There are two different types of mailboxes. The blue box is for local deliveries only, and the yellow box for national and international deliveries.
When calling Sweden from abroad please dial + 46 followed by the area code (omitting the initial zero) and the number required.
When calling abroad from Sweden: dial 00 plus the country code, followed by the area code and phone number.
Monday-Friday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 am – 4.00/5.30 pm
In some cities banks may stay open until 6 pm. All banks are closed at weekends and on public holidays. Banks at airports, ports and main railway stations are generally open longer.
Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Sweden (some restriction may apply to American Express). Please note! In order to pay or withdraw cash with your credit card it requires that you have a card with chip and PIN (Personal Identification Number). The older magnetic-stripe cards won’t work.
You can get cash with your Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus card at any “Bankomat” or “Uttagsautomat” ATM.
Monday-Friday 9.30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9.30 am - 2/4 pm
In larger towns, department stores remain open until 7.00 pm or longer. Some are also open on Sundays between approx. 12 noon and 4.00 pm. Shops generally close early the day before a public holiday.
All information below is taken from destinationjonkoping.se. Visit the website for more general information about Jönköping.
The buses between Elmia (convention center) and down town Jönköpings runs frequently, bus number 1 takes you there in approximately 10 minutes. You can pay by creditcard once you boarded the bus, so you don´t have to by tickets in advance.
To the timetable >> External link, opens in new window.
If you want to eat good, high quality food, Jönköping has plenty of restaurants to offer. Below are a selection in the city centre.
N.E.O - This is a restaurant, a bar, a bistro and a venue with lake view and good atmosphere. The food is inspired by the mediterranean cuisine. The menu offers everything from Italian confit to Spanish appetizers.
Sjön - With two Bocuse d'Or medals and an EM gold on the qualifying list of the chef team, this restaurant is set just off the shore of Vättern, with a beautiful lake view.
El Gordo - El Gordo has a mix of authentic Spanish and local flavors, and offers a great mix of different tapas .The restaurant is located overlooking Munksjön lake and has a large outdoor terrace.
Restaurang Glädje - Glädje is a restaurant for everyone - but perhaps especially for those who like local produce. Most of their menu comes from the region and the local producers they work with.
Småländska Kolonin - This restaurant is in one of Jönköping's most historic buildings. It is a place for meetings between different kinds of people and impressions, but above all for tasty food and drink.