The Smart City

Kista Science City

Innovation, openness and connectivity, is the way forward to make sure Stockholm remains and develops a a smart city, and continues on the path of being economically, ecologically and socially sustainable.

A smart city is a sustainable city. The smart city is made possible through connectivity, publicly accessible data, IT platforms that can communicate with each other, sensors and other technologies.

Therefore, a strategy for Stockholm as a smart and connected city has been developed in collaboration with the City of Stockholm’s employees, residents, businesses and academia. The strategy was formally adopted by the City Council of Stockholm in 2017.

By utilizing Stockholm’s favourable conditions, such as well developed gender equality, widespread IT infrastructure and high digital maturity, as well as the opportunities of digitalization and new technologies, the City of Stockholm will make life easier and better for everyone who lives, stays or works in the capital. The core of the strategy’s target vision shows the goal of the strategy and the City’s digitalization efforts – to provide the highest quality of life for the Stockholm inhabitants and the best entrepreneurial climate.

Strategy for Stockholm as a smart and connected city

A smart and connected city

One of the world's most connected cities

Stockholm’s fibre solution is constantly contributing to making the city more attractive to businesses in general and the tech sector in particular.

The goal of the City's fiber network efforts is to build a competition-neutral infrastructure capable of meeting future communication needs, spur economic activity, diversity and freedom of choice, as well as minimising disruption to the city’s streets. The fiber network in Stockholm is provided and adminstered by Stokab, a company owned by Stockholm City Council.

World leading ICT cluster

Kista Science City is now the natural meeting place for anyone working in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). Since IBM and Ericsson moved to Kista in the 1970s, over 1,000 other ICT companies have followed suit. They now collectively constitute one of the world’s foremost ICT clusters.

Kista Science City


Efficient public services are key factors in a thriving city and they should be characterised by a common desire to prioritize citizens' different needs and desires. The city’s responsibility is to provide support and facilitate in everyday life. Applying for permits, schools, elderly care or to plan the commuting rout to work, are just a few examples of popular e-services offered.