Top 10 Stockholm tech stories of 2019
As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the exciting innovations, new technologies, strategic partnerships and international recognition that made this yet another successful year for the Swedish capital.
Stockholm using urban planning to increase diversity and inclusion
Stockholm’s city planners and property developers are engaging local communities to build a safer and more inclusive city. Projects such as Bredäng, Husby and Kista are just the start of an urban development trend that looks set to characterise Stockholm in the forthcoming decades.
The retail guide to Stockholm and Sweden
Sweden stands out, as a global leader in innovation with a highly skilled labor force, smooth business procedures and an openness to international ownership. Our retail guide charts retail opportunities and provides hard facts and information about the market, demand and supply in Stockholm and Sweden.
Cutting edge food tech in Stockholm
Stockholm has more tech companies per capita than anywhere outside Silicon Valley. The city’s technology prowess rests firmly on Sweden’s focus to be visionary when it comes to all things technology-related. Food tech and clean tech are two of the sectors that are on the cusp of impacting the world far beyond the Swedish capital.
Stockholm is tackling climate change through construction
From plus energy houses in Stockholm’s Östermalm borough to retrofitted banks in the heart of the city, the Swedish capital is going green with full force.
Norrsken House and impact tech in Stockholm
”With its innovative spirit, access to investors and tradition to produce unicorns, Stockholm is a great place for tech entrepreneurs. There has, however, been a missing link between entrepreneurs and tech: the impact focus. That’s why Stockholm is the perfect base for Norrsken as we strive to support entrepreneurs who leverage technology to tackle global challenges”, says Funda Sezgi, COO of Norrsken Foundation.
How Stockholm designs for greater well-being
Although we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, it is only recently that the health and well-being effects of our social and physical environments have become a major concern for property developers. In Stockholm, interest in mindful design has surged in the last decade, and many major developers have begun connecting quality of life with sustainable growth.
Intelligent healthcare is thriving in Stockholm
Sweden’s greater Stockholm area is fast becoming a hub for companies looking to apply AI and ML to the life sciences. In the Stockholm Life Science AI/ML Guide launched today, Invest Stockholm has interviewed key opinion leaders and companies about the blossoming AI/ML life science scene in Stockholm.
Here are the new innovations from Stockholm
Today, the winners of Stockholm Innovation Scholarship and Acceleration Scholarship were announced. Seven innovators received scholarships totalling SEK 750,000 from the Mayor of Stockholm at a ceremony in the Golden Hall of Stockholm City Hall.
Europe’s largest hackathon for women held in Stockholm
This weekend, the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet, the Stockholm City Hall, was taken over by more than 800 female hackers in what became Europe’s biggest hackathon for women. The women gathered in Stockholm from all over the world, to bridge the gender gap in the tech industry and find solutions for a more gender equal society.