The Strategy for Stockholm as a Smart and Connected City

In April 2017 the City Council adopted the Strategy for Stockholm as a Smart and Connected City. The strategy has a unique focus on sustainability.

The way to make Stockholm a smart and connected city is through innovative solutions, openness and connectivity, as well as creating a sustainable city within three areas: economical, ecological and social.

The focus of the strategy is to fully utilize the possibilities emerging from the technical development in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data analysis and open data.

How was the strategy developed?

The strategy was developed together with the citizens, academy and industry.
• The city invited to a direct dialogue with the citizens of different ages.
• Dialogue through social media. Around 3,350 people presented their point of views through digital channels.
• Internal workshops with employees in the City of Stockholm, as well as with representatives from various start-ups, universities and industries.
• An external analysis was made to gain a broader understanding of experiences from other countries and cities. Initiatives in other cities and countries was used for inspiration.
• An active exchange of experience with cities that has come further in their development of becoming smart cities.

Program and projects

To implement the strategy and to create a foundation for the continued development towards becoming a smart city, the Executive Administration Office has initiated a Program for a Smart and Connected City.

The program is a venture for the future, with the mission to lead the implementation of the Strategy for a Smart and Connected City. The program operates the priority projects, where new innovative solutions are tested and implemented in the agencies of the city.

The program currently includes following priority projects:
• Technical conditions
• Open and shared data
• Smart locks
• Smart lightening
• Smart traffic

The program will develop a comprehensive structure for the city’s technical platforms in dialogue with the prioritised projects. The platform should be able to administer advanced digital techniques such as internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as to share data with residents and local businesses.

Common standards for the administration of open and shared data will be developed and used so that the residents easily can access their own data and to facilitate the development of innovative services based on the data of the city.

The projects are carried out together with concerned agencies within the city, as well as with actors from the academy and industry.

The program and the projects should consider how issues of ethics and security are affected. The program shall also create conditions for the continued development of the smart city by being a hub for collaboration and exchange of knowledge.

More about the Smart city strategy