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Urban ICT Arena

is an open co-creation arena and testbed in Kista where the opportunities of digitalization are developed, tested and showcased. The arena consists of extensive and diversified IT infrastructure, display windows, meeting places, project databases and all of the projects and Project Owners.

The uniqueness

of Urban ICT Arena can be found in its extensive IT infrastructure comprising several different types of wired and wireless components (including 5G networks, dark fiber, etc.). The unique presence of community stakeholders from industry, academia and the public sector all individually and jointly pursuing horizontal development plays a key role as well. Urban ICT Arena’s consistent transparency, diversity and ease of access in an urban environment are additional factors that define the arena.

The overall aim

of Urban ICT Arena is to futureproof Sweden by using the projects pursued within Urban ICT Arena to help develop the sustainable cities of the future, boost innovation and secure the jobs of tomorrow. The initiative of the arena will strengthen Kista’s reputation as a cluster for developing and showcasing innovative solutions that benefit society.


Founding Partners

Ericsson, IBM, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, RISE ICT, the City of Stockholm, the Stockholm County Administrative Board and ABB.

Supporting Partners

Telia Company, Citycon & Kista Galleria, Intel, Hexatronic, Kistamässan, Silver Spring Networks, Nobel Center, HiQ, Bumbee Labs, Globhe, curlabs, SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, EIT Digital, Fastighetsägarna Stockholm, Iteam. Sensative, Digital Nordix and IP-only.

Associated Partners

Lund Translation Team, Futurion, THINGS, Kollektivtrafikens Hus, Marigold Consultants

IT Infrastructure Providers

Hardware: Ericsson, Hexatronic, Stokab/S.t Erik Kommunikation, TeliaCompany, Silverspring Networks, Intel/CyanConnode, RISE ICT/Acreo, KTH.

Software: IBM, SU/DSV, Cisco, RISE ICT/Acreo, Intel, Bumbee Labs, Globhe, EIT Digital, Sensative


Article written by Petra Dalunde