IoT Sweden is a government funded Strategic Innovation Programme focusing on creating sustainable IoT-solutions for solving real-world challenges for the public sector. We fund and support innovation projects that are carried out in collaboration between public and private sector, academia as well as civil society, taking the starting point in the public sector’s needs.
IoT Sweden has 13 ongoing lighthouse projects called IoT Hubs, where municipalities or regions in collaboration with private companies, research institutes and academia work with a specific challenge. The projects run for 2-3 years and each project has a total budget of up to 2.8 MUSD, whereof maximum 50% is funded by the government. Expected results are increased knowledge and experience in designing, developing and implementing IoT-based solutions in public sector, as well as concrete solutions to their specific needs, that can be scaled and shared globally.
IoT Sweden also carry out strategic projects aiming at developing increased knowledge and competence on how IoT-based solutions can create value in public sector, resulting in such as recommendations on IoT-platforms for cities, or state-of-the-art studies, e.g. the Global IoT Map at www.globaliotmap.com.