Welcome to Sharing Cities Sweden!
Sharing Cities Sweden aims to put Sweden on the map as a country that actively and critically works with the sharing economy in cities. The objectives of the program are to develop world-leading test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå as well as develop a national node to significantly improve national and international cooperation and promote an exchange of experience on sharing cities. Read our brief flyer
Sharing Cities Sweden will develop world-leading test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå. Through test-beds, sharing services and digital solutions will be developed. The opportunities and risks of the sharing economy will be tested and evaluated.
Sharing Cities Sweden will establish a national node to significantly improve national and international cooperation and promote an exchange of experience on sharing services. The test-beds will be supported by a national node for coordination, national learning and international exchange.
Current Schedule for Sharing Cities Sweden
6-8 March 2019 - Sustainable Platforms OPEN COOP Conference in Umeå. Sharing Cities Sweden to participate and present at the event.
Recent News from Sharing Cities Sweden
Sharing Cities Sweden is actively organizing events, workshops, publications and activities to support a creative discussion about the sharing economy in cities. Read all of our news
Sharing Cities Sweden in Denmark
On 29-30 November 2018, Jan Markendahl (ICT program manager for Sharing Cities Sweden) attended and presented at the CMI Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The paper presented at the event analysed sharing services and digital platforms in Sweden focusing on Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå. The paper identified recurrent patterns but also similarities and differences between different types of sharing services.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Transforming for Sustainability
On 28 November 2018, Kes McCormick (program coordinator) presented Sharing Cities Sweden at the Transforming for Sustainability Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The keynote presentation focused on the topic of urban experimentation and the role of sharing cities in the sustainable development goals.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Smart Cities Conference
On 28 November 2018, Philip Näslund (Umeå test-bed coordinator) presented Sharing Cities Sweden and activities in Umeå on the sharing economy at the Smart Cities Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The event attracted participants from across Sweden working with smart and sustainable cities.
Workshop on Sharing as a New Logic of Innovation
On 20 November 2018, Kes McCormick (program coordinator) presented Sharing Cities Sweden at the Sharing as a New Logic of Innovation Workshop in Helsingborg, Sweden. The event focused on how the sharing economy builds on a shift from ownership to a mutual sharing of resources between service-providers and service-users. The presentation highlighted the ambitions, purpose and emerging findings about the sharing economy in cities.
National Workshop for Sustainable Lifestyles
On 15 November 2018, Sharing Cities Sweden organised two workshops in the annual conference called National Workshop for Sustainable Lifestyles coordinated by the Swedish Consumer Agency. The event was arranged in Karlstad, Sweden and it was specifically planned to let participants test new methods and tools for behavioral change in relation to sustainable lifestyles.
Sharing Cities Summit and Smart Cities Expo World Congress
On 12-15 November 2018, Sharing Cities Sweden (including the national node and all the test-beds) attended both the Sharing Cities Summit and Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The summit brings together representatives from local government with a mix of people from academia and business. The congress is the leading event for smart cities with over 20,000 people in attendance.
Sharing City Umeå - Innovation Bootcamp
On the 9-11 November, an innovation bootcamp was organized in Umeå, which is an entrepreneurial workshop exploring what it means to design and operate a business. The event was an opportunity to exploring the sharing economy cities and resulted in the concept of SMS or Sharing Made Simple.
Viable Cities Program Conference
On 5 November 2018, Sharing Cities Sweden participated in the Viable Cities Program Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Viable Cities is a Swedish strategic innovation program for smart and sustainable cities. The event focused on projects within Viable Cities including aims, expected impacts and synergies between projects.
Sharing Cities Sweden at Nordic Smart Cities
On 23 October 2018, Kes McCormick (program coordinator) presented Sharing Cities Sweden at the Nordic Smart Cities Conference in Malmö, Sweden. The event focused on smart and sustainable city development processes. The presentation highlighted the ambitions, purpose and emerging findings about the sharing economy in cities.
Sharing City Umeå - Finalist in European Capital of Innovation
The City of Umeå is one of six finalists in the European Capital of Innovation. On 6 November 2018, the capital is announced. Umeå is constantly working with the development of an effective and inclusive support system for innovation with world class academic and business incubators. Sharing Cities Sweden is contributing to the innovation system in Umeå.
Mobile Research Lab - Sharing City Gothenburg
A mobile research lab was organized in Gothenburg on 16 October 2018. The purpose of the mobile research lab was to explore sharing services and the developing sharing economy in Gothenburg. Mobile research labs bring together a group of researchers and investigators who conduct interviews and site visits together following a structured process. The mobile research lab in Gothenburg involved meetings with coordinators and organisers of bicycle kitchens, the Circular Gothenburg Program, and GrowGothenburg as well as a walking tour of the development area called Södra Älvstranden and discussions with local politicians. There are further mobile research labs planned for 2019.