It’s time to celebrate the great minds of science in the spirit of Alfred Nobel. Saturday 10 December is the day of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall and the dazzling Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall.

The South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals (SXSW) are currently underway in Austin, Texas. This is a creative and innovative platform that brings together a unique mix of music, groundbreaking new technologies and film. SXSW serves as a springboard and promotes growth and creativity in these sectors. State Secretary Oscar Stenström from the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation is taking part onsite together with a large Swedish delegation.

Max Martin, one of the world’s most successful producers and songwriters, was awarded the Swedish Government’s 2014 Music Export Prize at a ceremony on 19 March.

Where does your country rank on a list of the world’s most attractive countries? The 2014 Nation Brands Index (NBI) puts Germany on top, followed by the US and the UK. Sweden comes tenth, making it the top-scoring Nordic country.