Smart City Sweden is managed by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. We are heavily engaged in environmental research. But if we are to solve the environmental challenges our world is facing we need more than research. We need collaborative efforts, an interdisciplinary approach and real-world applications.
Founded jointly by the Swedish government and the Swedish business sector in 1966, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute is Sweden’s first and oldest environmental research institute. Now a limited company, it is owned by SIVL Foundation for IVL (SIVL).
We work with applied research and on commission to promote ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable growth within business and society at large. Our research is funded partly by the Swedish government and the Swedish business sector, and partly through appropriations granted by national research bodies, research foundations, and the EU.
We regard the EU area as our domestic market, with a particular focus on the Baltic Region. Outside Europe, we work primarily in China, where we have had a presence for over 25 years, and we have also expanded our activities in India, which is our second major international market.