ReTuna: The World’s First Recycling Mall
ReTuna Återbruksgalleria is the world’s first recycling mall, marking the start of a low-carbon shopping revolution. Old items are given new life through repair and upcycling. Everything sold is either recycled or reused, or has been produced organically or sustainably.
Pioneering Technology Adapts Electric Buses to Cold Climate
A major challenge for electric vehicles in northern Europe is adapting them to the cold climate to improve their operation, as well as their passenger and driver comfort. In Umeå, the company Hybricon has solved this problem with an advanced system for air heating and cooling.
Sara Cultural Centre – One of the World’s Tallest Timber Buildings
Sara Cultural Centre, one of the world’s tallest timber buildings, is located in Skellefteå, just below the artic circle in the north of Sweden. The building houses venues for arts, performances and meetings as well as a hotel, and has been constructed with the latest energy solutions.
Smart Living Lab: Innovation Hub Helping Make Umeå a Smart City
Umeå is a fast-growing, environmentally conscious city in Northern Sweden that’s aiming to continue growing based on ecological, economic and social sustainability. The Smart Living Lab is a central hub for innovations and ideas to achieve this vision.
Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Urban Planning
As segregation and inequality are increasing in many parts of the world , inclusiveness in the planning process of cities and communities is becoming even more important. The city of Umeå in northern Sweden is working hard to create an inclusive, safe environment for all.
Innovative Plant Shows How to Use Turbines and Hydrogen to Produce Zero-Emissions Energy
The Zero Emission Hydrogen Turbine Centre aims to change the future of energy systems. A demonstration plant is conducting tests to show how hydrogen turbines, renewable-energy production and energy storage can work together to produce energy with zero greenhouse gas emissions, and help phase out coal from the power sector.
Logistics Cluster Serves as Model for Collaborating on Smart Sustainable Logistics
Logistics Cluster Östergötland is an arena and network for innovation and development in logistics solutions. It allows both businesses and municipalities to engage with a variety of challenges and new ideas for smarter and more sustainable logistics.