Connecting the enablers of Gothenburg’s smart city ecosystem


Be part of exploring how Gothenburg can continue to lead the way as a top ranking collaborative city together with internationally renowned urban design and smart city agency Livework.

The Smartest City Event sparks active collaborations and will evolve into a platform for Gothenburg’s smart city ecosystem. Together we can build the best parts of a smart city here in Sweden.



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  • Delicious food from Värt Sustainable Food Lab. Värt are revolutionising attitudes towards food waste through circular economy based food innovation.

  • Expert facilitation from The Service Design studio and friends. The Service Design studio kindle collaborations between humans at organisations leading the smart city agenda.

    🏬 Service Innovation in 21st century cities Erik Roscam Abbing, Innovation Director Livework studio in Rotterdam and former teacher Technische Universiteit Delft proposes a collaborative, explorative yet pragmatic approach to tackling the wicked problems in today's urban environments. 🏠 Tenants decide! New tech services in retirement homes Åkerhus and AllAgeHub on the approach of user-driven innovation to identify needs where technical equipment could improve lives. Currently scouting for solutions. 🌅 A living Ringön The awarded entrepreneur Johan "Red Top" Larsson talks about the development of Ringön as "a haven for all the important and beautiful things that exist on the margins." 🎈An events city free of disposable items by 2021 Göteborg & Co and Design & Communication Agency Where is my pony share the journey and status of their joint effort. 📜 Policy Design in urban development Jenny Fossum from Influence, an agency focused on collective intelligence, on the design of policies for healthy participative city ecosystems. 🌝 Human-centred explorations with NASA Peter Elfstrand from Tengbom presents his work on exploratory processes for living environments with universities and NASA.

The smart city agenda needs a human-centred, design-driven and collaborative approach. This is achieved through a neutral participative ecosystem that cuts across industries and brings together diverse perspectives including citizens, government, investors, entrepreneurs, the public sector, private companies and NGO’s.

Gothenburg, it’s a Smart City

World leading spirit of collaboration