Digitalisation is the foundation of a smart city. With almost 70 % of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, the increased pressure on cities will need new, innovative solutions.
At the same time as the digital revolution is happening, humanity is facing the threat of a climate crisis. The link between digitalisation and sustainability offers both opportunities and challenges.
Digital technologies enable sustainable innovation and can help solve challenges such as an increased demand of energy and smart transportation. Social aspects like safety in cities and the availability of education and health services are other examples of how digital technology can transform cities.
The rapid change to a digital society also puts pressure on society to adjust to a new world. Sweden is world leading in digital competitiveness and innovation and offers solutions within areas such as renewable energy, smart grids, water, waste-to-energy and sustainable construction, that help shape a better tomorrow.