We connect international stakeholders with environmental technology providers and companies in Western Sweden that contribute to green systems solutions. Our study tours showcase green forerunners in the west of Sweden. We set up unique visit programs in the fields of urban development, transport, waste management and energy.
Strong mobility cluster
West Sweden has one of the strongest clusters in Europe within the transport area with high competence within areas such as electromobility, autonomous driving and public transport. The region offers many advanced testbeds and science parks and strong research actors. The project ElectriCity is an example of how new electric public transport solutions are tested in a city environment. Some of our innovative transport companies are Volvo Group, CleanMotion, Velove and Ericsson.
Heating & Cooling
Gothenburg has a very advanced and sustainable system for heating and cooling. Approximately 90 % of the city are connected to district heating and the district cooling network is expanding. A digital platform for buying and selling heating, cooling and electricity have also been developed and tested successfully on a university campus area (FED – Fossil-free Energy Districts). Many innovative projects are initiated by our science parks but also by the municipal companies. Examples of innovative energy companies are ÅF-Technology AB, Ecopilot, Metry and Wideco.
In Gothenburg, Scandinavia’s largest development project is located. 100 billion euros will be invested in properties and infrastructure between 2016 and 2035. There are vast opportunities for companies interested in doing business within these sectors. Our region has a strong tradition of sharing and discussing urban development issues with citizens. Älvrummet is an excellent example of how people can learn and take part in the expansion of the city. Examples of companies within urban development are Bengt Dahlgren, Kjellgren Kaminsky, Liljewall and Infracontrol.
We also make waste useful through a wide range of innovative systems for utilisation. Waste is recycled into new materials, combusted to generate electricity and heat, or gasified into vehicle fuel. Private companies and public utilities are developing solutions to ensure long-term, sustainable growth in the recycling and waste sector. Outstanding regional research and development also advance the areas of waste prevention and recycling. One example is Renova, that combusts waste to create energy in a world-class plant. Innovative waste-related companies in our region are Stena Recycling, Scandinavian Enviro System, Mycorena, Centriair, among others.
Welcome to visit Smart City Sweden West!