Nordic Smart City Model Webinar

09:30 - 12:00
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Take part in co-creating a joint Nordic smart city model!

Design and Architecture Norway and their Nordic collaboration partners behind the Nordic Smart City Model project invite you to take part in the third and final digital workshop – open for everyone who wants to contribute to the development of a joint Nordic human-centred and collaborative smart city model.

The previous two workshops identified what to bring in the smart and sustainable cities and communities of the future – and what to leave behind. Seven core elements of a Nordic smart city vision has been defined and the barriers for bringing these into life has been explored.

In this third and final workshop the partners are keen to share the initial results with engaged participants from the Nordic countries and beyond.

They also invite you to a discussion around the second phase of the project, which is about branding and export of Nordic solutions illustrating the joint smart city vision. How do we scale up existing smart city solutions in the Nordic region and beyond?

To reflect on this matter, and set the table for a further discussion, they have invited inspiring speakers with an international view on scaling Nordic solutions:

  • Enlai Hooi, Head of Innovation, Schmidt Hammer Lassen
  • Morten Kabell, Head of Smart Mobility Denmark, Rambøll
  • Fredrik Gulowsen, CEO and Founder, Nyby

NB: maximum 100 participants. You will receive an e-mail with information and a link in advance of the workshop.


09:15Zoom meeting opens
09:30Welcome and short introduction to the project
09:40Beyond smart cities – how design affects behaviour
Enlai Hooi, Head of Innovation, Schmidt Hammer Lassen
10:00Presentation of a Nordic Smart City Vision – the first draft
Bjarne Uldal, Nordic Edge and Damiano Cerrone, Demos Helsinki
10:20Structured discussion
11:00How to scale Nordic smart and sustainable urban solutions
Morten Kabell, Head of Smart Mobility Denmark, Rambøll
11:15Combining the power of digitalisation with Nordic values
Fredrik Gulowsen, CEO and Founder, Nyby
11:30Structured discussion
11:55Thank you and next step

Promoting Nordic solutions to global challenges

Municipalities and organizations from all over the Nordic countries have joined forces to define a common smart city model based on Nordic values – building on the good work that has already been done in the Nordic countries. The aim is to bring inspiration to Nordic municipalities of all sizes working with smart city processes, as well as strengthen the Nordic region's position as a leading smart city region globally – offering an alternative smart city model that puts the citizens’ quality of life at the center.

At the core of he Nordic Smart City Model project, which is co-financed by Nordic Innovation through the Nordic Sustainable Cities special initiative, is a global need for an alternative, human-centered smart city vision. Nordic characteristics and values such as high-quality public services, extensive user data, high levels of trust in public organizations, openness in decisions, citizen participation and respect for privacy make Nordic municipalities and cities an ideal starting point.

Based on already existing smart city initiatives and strategies in the Nordic countries, we will develop a joint Nordic smart city vision, which can serve as a framework for smart city work in cities and municipalities both in the Nordics and internationally. The model will describe how Nordic cities and municipalities can act as drivers and facilitators for collaborative processes and use new technology while protecting and putting forward the interests of the inhabitants.

In addition to defining and describing a Nordic smart city vision, we will identify projects from each Nordic country that demonstrate this vision in practice. These projects will be showcased in selected Nordic and international arenas.


For questions about this webinar, please contact:

Malin Kock Hansen
Senior Advisor, Design and Architecture Norway
Urban and local development
+47 959 24 953


Portrait Rasmus Malmborg

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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