Nordic Smart City Network
About the network
The Nordic Smart City Network is a collaboration initiative joining five Nordic countries, and currently 20 Nordic cities with a common goal: to explore the Nordic way to create livable and sustainable cities. All capital cities are presented in the network Collaboration is a key to stay competitive in the global market. Nordic smart cities have many shared values and visions, such as open data and the active role of citizens. The cities can benefit from closer collaboration by sharing experiences and the network provides innovative solution providers a wider market.
The Nordic network shares experiences and best practices , aiming to make the cities better for the citizens. The cities involve approximately 5.300.000 million people and affect their everyday life.
The Nordic countries are known as solid democratic societies with high social trust, advanced digitalization, topping the rankings of happiness amongst the citizens, welfare and growth. Nordic Urban Living Labs is a joint project of the Nordic Network of Smart Cities financed by Nordic Innovation. The project has been running from 2018- 2019. The aim is to share best practices for living labs and urban development – and so has been done within several thematic projects related to different areas from people flow data to wayfinding and smart waste. The collaboration can open new possibilities such as scalability for Nordic innovative companies and to attract global investment. Read more on the citylabs. https://nscn.eu/Citylabs
20 nordic cities united in one smart network
The Network includes Aarhus, København, Vejle, Lyngby, Syddjurs, Bergen, Trondheim, Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø, Kristiansand, Reykjavik, Helsinki (represented by Forum Virium Helsinki), Tampere, Oulu, Espoo, Vantaa, Turku, Stockholm and Malmö
The citylabs of our smart cities are centrally located spaces where the new technology and solutions can be tested in real-life environments.
Collaboration is a key to stay competitive in the global market. Nordic smart cities have many shared values and visions, such as open data and the active role of citizens. The cities can benefit from closer collaboration by sharing experiences and the network provides innovative solution providers a wider market.
We believe that the Nordic Smart City Network collaboration will contribute to the advancement of Nordic-wide innovation and smart city solutions – by aligning common activities, new technology, data and co-creation. Nordic collaboration can contribute to accelerate expertise and growth within the Nordics for the benefit of societies and the environment.
The Nordic Smart City Network is created in collaborations with Nordic Innovations and Climate-KIC.