Grow Smarter -project, Stockholm

Smart City solution

An integrated approach is key to our roll out of 12 smart solutions. Working together with 25 industrial partners, we roll out smart technologies related to low energy districts, integrated infrastructures and sustainable urban mobility in chosen sites. The solutions range from advanced information and communication technology and better connected urban mobility, to incorporating renewable energy sources directly into the city’s supply network. The idea is to create business cases for each of the smart solutions and to initiate market roll outs in the Follower cities, take up cities and the rest of Europe.

The smart solutions in GrowSmarter

The Lighthouse cities together with industrial partners are implementing and evaluating the solutions for energy efficiency, greenhouse gas saving capacity, economic viability and economic impact and replicability. The solutions are well chosen and in line with the cities urban strategies and plans, as well as with consumer organizations and tenants associations.

GrowSmarter program at the Smart City Expo


Workshop Agenda

Goals / challenges

In a rapidly urbanising world cities need to become smarter to respond to citizen needs and to reduce their environmental footprint. GrowSmarter brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate ‘12 smart city solutions’ in energy, infrastructure and transport, in order to provide other cities with valuable insights on how the solutions work in practice and the opportunities for replication.

Targets and evaluation

The scope of the project is to:

  • demonstrate and validate 12 economically and environmentally sustainable integrated smart solutions in the three Lighthouse cities;
  • foster collaboration between cities, businesses and academia to transform the smart solutions into business models to be rolled out across Europe;
  • improve the quality of life for European citizens, reduce environmental impact and create sustainable economic development.

GrowSmarter takes a holistic approach to sustainable growth. The demonstrations in the Lighthouse cities are not the primary aim, but a mean to contribute to solving city challenges and create validated business cases to initiate a market roll out of the smart solutions to Follower cities, and especially to the rest of the European market, thus helping Europe Grow Smarter.

The 12 solutions are designed to meet the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental concerns. Targets related to climate change, energy usage, transport emissions and jobs have been set as part of our ongoing evaluation.


Lisa Enarsson
Project Manager
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