Record-breaking international interest in Swedish solutions

Swedish solutions in smart and sustainable cities attract a record number of foreign visitors to Sweden. Smart City Sweden displays over 100 visit objects across the country with solutions in environmental technology, mobility, urban planning, digitization and social sustainability. North Sweden Cleantech is the northernmost node in the project.

The rapidly increasing global urbanization is facing major cities around the world. Within Smart City Sweden, Sweden shows solutions for cities' technical supply systems for energy, water, waste and transport. The platform also demonstrates solutions in urban planning and citizen influence. The goal is to inspire others to do the same - and to export Swedish sustainable and smart solutions.

In total, 1,700 visitors from 55 countries visited the Swedish solutions across the country. Most visitors came from China.

- We are rigged for the great international interest in Smart City Sweden and our Swedish solutions. Together with the authorities 'expertise, regional representatives' local knowledge and experienced business developers, we can support new international collaborations, says Annika Nilsson at the Swedish Energy Agency, who coordinates Smart City Sweden.

The display operations at Smart City Sweden have resulted in projects in China, India and South Korea in areas as urban planning, air quality and water purification.

In 2020, the work will continue to strengthen cooperation with foreign cities which have shown interest in Swedish solutions.

About Smart City Sweden
Smart City Sweden demonstrates and presents Swedish solutions within smart and sustainable cities for an international audience. Among other things, visiting delegations from around the world are welcomed. The goal of Smart City Sweden is to inspire others to do the same as Sweden and to export Swedish sustainable and smart solutions in the area.

Smart City Sweden is a government assignment that will run between 2018-2021. The platform is operated, on behalf of the Swedish Energy Agency, by the IVL Swedish Environmental Institute and six regional nodes from Umeå in the north to Malmö in the south. The six nodes, Region North - North Sweden Cleantech, Region Mid - Dalarna Science Park, Region East - IVL Swedish Environmental Institute, Region West - Business Region Gothenburg, Region Southeast- Cleantech Östergötland, Region South - Sustainable Business Hub.

Jenny Åkermark, North Sweden Cleantech, Responsible for Smart City Sweden region North,

Annika Nilsson, Swedish Energy Agency,, tel. 016-544 2063



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