Business Sweden in Singapore and Hong Kong, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore and the Consulate General in Hong Kong, are arranging a delegation from City of Stockholm and KTH Royal Institute of Technology during 4-7 April. The focus of the delegation will be on Smart City Solutions, in which both Singapore and Hong Kong have a large focus and high ambitions.
Selected Swedish companies with relevant Smart City solutions and experiences have been invited to participate in the event. The delegation programme will, among others, offer executive round table discussions, best practice and knowledge sharing sessions within selected Smart City areas (e.g. ICT, Transport, Health Care and Energy/Environmental Technologies), site visits, and an official dinner reception.
This delegation is the first activity in a series of activities within the area of Smart Cities.
KTH Smart Sustainable Cities is a new KTH-wide initiative aiming to bundle resources, activities and competence at the intersection of technology, sustainability studies and urban planning. The initiative comes from the KTH Energy Platform and the Centre for Sustainable Communications. Financing is provided by the KTH ICT Platform, the KTH Energy Platform and KTH-Sustainability.
The primary goal of KTH Smart Sustainable Cities is to create a contact point at KTH for this rapidly growing field of research. A steering group with research leaders from five different KTH-schools is assigned to promote research within the field at KTH and facilitate cooperation and networking with external partners.
One of the initiative’s first activities was to submit a proposal for developing a “Strategic Innovation Agenda”. The proposal was supported by ABB, City of Stockholm, Ericsson, Fortum, IBM, Intel, International Telecommunication Union (Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities), Svenska kraftnät (Swedish National Grid), Swedish ICT (Interactive Institute and SICS), Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) and TeliaSonera.