City as a Platform is a strategic project that gathers 18 municipalities in Sweden that will explore, test, implement and collaborate on open IoT platforms to support community benefits in the cities.

Many cities have started testing connected sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) with the purpose of understanding how to use data to streamline existing processes, get a better overview, and offer optimized services to the inhabitants.

Through joint pilot projects about IoT and data management issues (so-called Proof of Concepts), challenges and solutions are addressed jointly in City as a Platform, with the aim of making it possible to move services between the cities and municipalities.

An important aspect of the project is to secure national anchorage among all relevant actors, and to propose a national management model of the minimum framework that includes relevant standards.

Furthermore, the aim is also to create a “Smart City Lab”: a hub for collaboration that will assist municipalities, cities, technology- and service providers, and citizens in sharing knowledge and experience in the development of the smart city – the City as a Platform.

What do we actually mean when we say “Smart Cities”? This video describes the basics of the concept, and gives practical examples of technologies and processes that can be implemented to streamline the city’s functions using digital tools. It also highlights the role of Internet of Things (IoT) in achieving this.


To learn more about City as a Platform, please contact Britta Duve Hansen: