The smart city – meeting the urban challenge

The material is under revision during 2022.

An exhibition and seminar concept based on Swedish initiatives that strive to meet the challenges with urbanisation.

Online visits to Smart City Sweden

Smart City Sweden is a state-funded export platform for sustainable city solutions. In the light of Covid 19 they are now offering international delegations online visits through innovative technologies. Other services available are a whole new series of informative and interactive webinars and Q&As with experts in their respective fields, 360° movies and livestreams from study visits with experts  and virtual meetings, tailored to the needs of the visitors.

Visit to learn more.

“The smart city – meeting the urban challenge” toolkit.

This toolkit consists of two parts. Each part can be used separately or together in connection with each event.

  1. A poster exhibition fitted to 3 or 5 exhibition modules showcasing a time line of Sweden’s environmental journey and Swedish sollutions for smart cities.
  2. Seminar suggestions on different aspects of the smart city.

More than half of the world’s population lives in cities. The rapid urbanisation poses major challenges with regards to living environment, water treatment, sewage, waste, and air quality. This toolkit presents eight cases with Swedish initiatives that strive to meet these challenges.

The aim of the project is to show the width of the challenges within urbanisation, but also how we globally have much in common in the work to move forward. Furthermore the aim is to raise the awareness and knowledge about the challenges combined with promotion of Sweden’s investment into progressive initiatives.

The target groups are the media, policymakers and shapers of public opinion, but also citizens interested in fashion, textiles and sustainable development.

This toolkit is linked to the Swedish Government’s innovation partnership programmes.Other toolkits linked to the innovation partnership programmes are:

Fashion revolution – the future of textiles
Smart industry – unlocking the potential
Life sciences – enabling tomorrow’s healthcare solutions
Transforming transportation – the road to sustainable mobility (toolkit not in use since October 2021)

Building blocks


Exhibition overview
Exhibition prints (700*700 mm, low res)
Exhibition prints (700*1400 mm, 3 module-version)
Exhibition time line print (for wall mount/3 module-version, 930*700 mm)
Exhibition time line print (for 5 module version,1700*780 mm)
Texts in the exhibition for translation
Text for translation (words in the Hammarby Model)

Exhibition module for SI’s toolkits


Booklet in spreads
Booklet in single format

Seminars and presentations

Suggested seminar topics
Presentation Smart City Sweden (Press Ctrl+L to use it as a slideshow presentation)

Press material

Support for communication in social media
Invitation card
Video produced for social media exposure, but available in two formats: 1:1 for cell phones 16:9 for big screens. 01:30 min.
The video is also available in Spanish.


Manual for producing and presenting the exhibition
Printing instructions

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Parts of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Oskar Röhlander and Emma Jansson.