Founding Partners

Founding Partners are the foremost representatives of Urban ICT Arena and will always be presented as Founders and play a leading role in the context and development of the arena

The Founding Partner are also a members of the Electrum Foundation and contributes with at least 200 000 SEK per year, either with money or in-kind.A Founding Partner can start as many projects as they please and bring anyone in.

The following organizations are Founding Partners of Urban ICT Arena: Ericsson, IBM Sverige, ABB, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Swedish ICT, the City of Stockholm and the Stockholm County Administrative Board.

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Founding Partner Badge City of Stockholm

The City of Stockholm

The City of Stockholm offers e-services that make it more convenient than ever to be a resident of Stockholm, and is the main investor in the arena. As the smartest city in the world, Stockholm will be a city that harnesses the possibilities of digitalization to make life simpler and better for its citizens, companies and visitors.

Founding Partner Badge IBM

IBM Svenska AB

IBM delivers industry solutions built on cognitive, cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social business and security. IBM contributes the Project Platform for Not Boring Projects to the arena, which is based on IBM’s market-leading collaboration platform IBM Connections.

Founding Partner Badge County Administrative Board

The County Administrative Board

The Stockholm County Administrative Board has a broad area of responsibility, which includes the environment, nature, the labor market, skills sourcing, the business community, social development, animal protection, gender equality, integration, transport, infrastructure and housing. The funding from the Stockholm County Administrative Board enables the arena to develop a meeting place and seminar series for Project Owners and Partners and for communicating and showcasing project results.

Founding Partner Badge - Stockholm University

Stockholm University

The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) has four main focus areas: Design for Learning, e-Government, ICT for Development and Arts in Technology in Society. DSV’s projects at Urban ICT Arena include Kista Mentorspace, IT security, educating newly arrived refugees, 3D visualization and e-health.

Founding Partner Badge Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH offers education and research opportunities in all fields making up the information society of today – everything from nanophysics to end user benefits. KTH’s contribution to the arena is Kista Mentorspace, a dynamic platform for organizing knowledge exchange between managers and mentors who design and conduct makerspace activities in Kista.

Ericsson AB

Ericsson AB

Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. 5G networks will include new capabilities in many dimensions: tremendous flexibility, lower energy requirements, greater capacity, bandwidth, security, reliability and data rates, as well as lower latency and device costs.