IoT Hubs

There are currently 13 IoT hubs that have gained financial support from IoT Sweden.

Gothenburg City

Matilda von Matern, Ågot Watne and Fredrik Hallgren.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

LoV-IoT Air and Water with IoT in Gothenburg

Our long-term goal is to have an inclusive, interactive and map based information platform for environmental surveillance of air and water in the City of Gothenburg. To develop this platform the project will use Västlänken, one of the largest infrastructure projects in modern time in West Sweden, as a demonstrator.

The purpose of Västlänken is to build a train tunnel to increase the capacity and decrease the vulnerability of the train traffic in the region. With surveillance and visualisation of pollution in air and stormwater during the building of Västlänken, the city can keep the public informed. It also gives the city a possibility to secure that the measures made limits the negative environmental impact. Through the project new steps will be taken to make the established IoT strategies of the city operational through Västlänken and to formulate recommendations of the best way to create IoT solutions.

The project combines sensors for measuring pollution in air and stormwater with an IoT platform, using the LoRa network implemented and operational from 2016. We have connected a cluster, consisting of actors that collaborate broadly and in depth with IoT and environmental monitoring. With their expertise the actors will support the city with a long-term solution for IoT. Västlänken is a unique demonstrator that has a large national and international audience. The demonstrator makes it possible to show how the city works with environmental challenges and gives our partners a platform for marketing its technical solutions and services within IoT and environmental monitoring. In the long-term, government, industry and the city´s inhabitants receive access to a map-based information platform for environmental monitoring.

Project Leader: Ågot Watne | E-mail:

Kungsbacka Municipality

Sara Penje, Jan Hylén, Carl Heath and Åsa Blide Larsson.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

IoT Hub Education

We are in the process of a digital transformation of the society and its educational system. Despite this, today’s physical and digital learning environments have not changed much. The educational system is, to a large extent, using local data with a low frequency in analyzing and measuring its performance. Decisions are taken using single data sources that are not systematized and/or aggregated. IoT provides for opportunities to understand more processes in schools using and aggregating data from more sources from several organizational levels.

Through using the opportunities of IoT it becomes easier too understand learning processes in physical environments to a much greater extent than it is possible today. Data provided through IoT, in combination with other data sources and visualization, makes it possible to review processes more frequently. The project “IoT Hub Education” aims at develop the opportunities of IoT in the education system and its learning environments. The overall goal is to better use the possibilities with IoT through the establishment of an IoT hub. This will be achieved through three processes running in parallel:
– Increased knowledge and understanding of strategy, standardization, models and legal aspects.
– An iterative process of testing and analyzis
– Development and establishment of an IoT hub for the educational system.

The project is carried out in partnership between the municipalities of Kungsbacka, Lidingö, Västervik and Skellefteå together with the NTI-schools, RISE, Stockholm University and Microsoft.

Project Leader: Lars Lingman | E-mail:

Linköping Municipality

Jon Back and Karin Johansson.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Playful Internet of Things

The project aim to use IoT to create playful environments in public place that will also enhance learning connected to sustainable development. By  reating digitally enhanced learning environments that utilize the impact and change of digital technology, the project will innovate in developing both technology, concepts and public space itself.

In the project, we want to build digitally enhanced, malleable installations that communicate and interact with each other, and the audience. Play linked to IoT is a new area and there is a great potential to create a hub for IoT-enhanced play that have both national and international potential based on the project’s participating organizations.

The project aims to help increase physical activity and  participation of young people in the local community. The project also wants to help stimulate young people’s interest in digitization, as well as work with learning for sustainable development and value-based issues such as inclusion and gender equality. The benefits of increasing children’s physical activity, being outdoors and interacting with each other can not be overestimated. Today it is common that children either sit still and play in front of a screen or spend time outdoors playing in the physical environment. Instead of seeing this as two opposites we want to make the digital interactions a tool that can stimulate and create powerful outdoor play and social gatherings for children.

The project has great commercialization potential in many different lines of business such as municipalities, schools, museums and tourism. The project aims to create a meeting between physical space and malleable technology in a way that allows users to play, discover new places and meet new people in the public space.

Project Leader: Jon Back | E-mail:

Lund Municipality & Malmö City

Johan Lindén and Anders Trana.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Smart Public Areas and Workspaces

The project will implement two projects that deliver direct benefits in their chosen thematic area, public environments, as well as streamline the process of how public sector get innovative IoT solutions in the business. The new process will make use of agile methods that better follows rapid changes and capture opportunities while avoiding wrong investments. It leverages the power of the private IoT actors and academia to be in the forefront of technology and business choices. At the same time it strengthens the ability of private parties to understand the needs of the public sector and deliver commercial products to the public sector.

The concrete projects are expected to deliver both a unique solution that supports the needs of individuals through a responsive infrastructure at workplaces and other public spaces and also a unique solution to visualizes flows in the city that improve urban planning. A model for open-sensor infrastructure and data platform that opens up opportunities for more players to create new and innovative IoT services and take advantage of the IoT to strengthen the social benefits in several areas will also be developed. The processes and platforms could be copied and used by other public organizations.

The consortium consists of two large municipalities and several small and large leading IoT companies with strong regional presence, furthermore the academy and institute sector is well represented. The aim is to become the leading region in Sweden on using innovative IoT solutions in the public sector and is the first step in a joint effort on IoT services that connects well to the ongoing work and strategies in both Lund and Malmö.

Project Leader: Anders Trana | E-mail:

Östersund Municipality /Åre Municipality

Ingrid Hedlund and Jenny Eidolf.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

FOSF – IoT Public Health through Sports and Outdoor Life

The fact that people are less physical active today is one of our biggest social problems and leads to various forms of diseases and increased costs for society. It is a major challenge for regions and municipalities to find solutions for residents who do not achieve recommended physical activity.

To stimulate the population into a physically active life at an early age is of great importance to health throughout life. As studies show that children and young people move less, the project’s public actors, together with the other project partners, want to find innovative solutions for this target group. With the help of IoT technology and so-called gamification, the project aims to promote increased physical activity among young people based on their own premises and wishes, and through them, the public sports facilities and outdoor areas will become more inclusive and attractive to a greater audiences. 

The focus of the project is public health through increased physical activity for young people. The goal is to lead young people into sport and outdoor life at our public facilities by using new methods to get them in motion and physical activity. Project partners are Östersund municipality, Åre municipality, IT companies Sigma and Forefront, Uppsala University, Peak Innovation, Ski Team Sweden and Jämtland Härjedalens Idrottsförbund.

The combined expertise of the partners and the region’s strong profile in Sport and Outdoor Life give the project great potential to achieve the expected results with the establishment of the IoT hub for public health through sports and outdoor life as well as the realization of a number of prototypes in the form of pilots. Pilots are applied to two different types of sports arenas as well as in one or more open-air areas.

Project Leader: Ingrid Hedlund | E-mail:

Region Östergötland

Emil Hjalmarsson, Tsion Woldemariam and Daniel Kullgard.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

IoT for Logistics in the Public Sector

In the Smart Specialisation strategy of Region Östergötland Efficient Logistics modern logistics focuses on a flow orientation of businesses, private as well as public. Through logistic systems enhanced with IoT technology improvements to businesses can be made.

Through OLIoT an IoT hub is  developed that combines public sector logistics with IoT, In the project public organisations participate to improve their business through the use of IoT in their logistic systems. The pilotprojects are run as co-production projects between public organisations, technology companies, Linköping university and RISE SICS East.

Every pilot project starts with the logistics system, and runs an iterative prototyping process of that system enhanced with different IoT solutions. The prototyping makes it possible to understand at the system level how improvements can be made through the use of IoT. The hub that is created through the pilot projects also consist of the development of IoT lab-resources and a showroom for IoT exemplars.

Project Leader: Daniel Kullgard | E-mail:

Skellefteå Municipality

Ellen Franzén.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Iot for Care in Skellefteå Municipality

The project addresses the future demopgrahic challenge and eHealth, connected to smart regions. The proposal will catalyse existing systems, based on Internet-of-things (IoT) in the municipality, by extending those with new IoT units and exhange of information from these between different municipal operations.

The main goal of the project is to investigate (through a case study in the elderly care) how cooperation between systems can be reached and applied in both a physical and logical level, meaning how different electronic components connect (Internet of Things, gateway, communication solutions) and how data can be shared between different systems by using common data formats. Thus we aim to use IoT to create prerequisites to handle the demographic challenge and the resulting growing needs for care in our municipalities.

Project Leader: Henrik Näslund | E-mail:

Solna Municipality

Helen Holst
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Secure and Reliable IoT for Better Living in Elderly Care

There are a number of e-health initiatives on elderly care in homes around the world. In the existing digital-healthcare at home initiatives, the focus is on building applications using off-the-shelf sensor and communication devices. However, off-the-shelf ehealth solutions in existing deployments, though advertised as IoT, use either proprietary solutions and/or use legacy closedsource protocols that are designed prior to the birth of IoT.

The goal of this project is to design, implement, and deploy a model smart-healthcare system for citizens, where the focus is not only on elderly care but also better life of healthy people. In addition to using open Internet protocols and standards for smart connectivity and reliability (such as IPv6, 6LoWPAN, 6TiSCH, etc.), the fundamental focus of this project will be enabling lightweight yet automated government-grade end-to-end security between ouseholds and smart-cares providers, which is completely lacking in existing solutions.

The project will be a model full-system deployment that will break the existing vendorlocked barrier and show that solutions based on open standards are cost-effective, democratic, reliable, and at the same time
most secure. It will encourage competition among vendors and will allow deploying solutions from multiple vendors in a single deployment. Ultimately, it will lower the cost of digital-healthcare at home deployments.

The aim of this project is not to develop another e-health vertical silo but provide a horizontal solution that can be democratically replicated to different municipalities by existing as well as new healthcare companies, boosting innovations.

Project Leader: Helen Holst | E-mail:

Sotenäs Municipality

Amir Rashid, Erik Halvordsson, Asif Farazee and Peter Carlsson.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Implementing IoT to Create a Circular Industrial Symbiosis

Sotenäs Symbioscentrum was established in 2015 with the aim to support industrial and social symbiosis. This particular symbiosis network has a great potential. In 5-year time it is estimated that the network will reduce yearly CO2-eq emissions by 60 000 tonnes, eutrophication impact by 388 tonnes PO4-eq, and transportation of wastes and other products by over 19 million tonne-km. Furthermore, the network is estimated to contribute to the local GDP increase by 10%, attract 20 new companies, 100 new or retained jobs and 164 MSEK in savings on waste disposal transportation.

However, to reach the estimated potential or even to go beyond, the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of the current Industrial Symbiosis (IS) system needs to be ensured. Furthermore, the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of an IS system lies in cross organizational cooperation, coordination, and through ensuring shared responsibilities as well as transparency. The objective of this project is to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of the IS system in Sotenäs by implementing IoT.

The primary purpose of the IoT-platform is information sharing across the IS system in Sotenäs which will allow stakeholders to share data using IoT sensors, by automated business system connections (web APIs) and through manual data entry (web pages). The IoT platform will distribute data and manage access rights to the data.

The project will also emphasis on the scalability of the IoT-platform which will allow other businesses, municipalities and even general citizens to get connected to the platform and transforming it to an IoT-Hubb.


Project Leader: Peter Carlsson | E-mail:

Stockholm Development Administration

Claus Popp Larsen and Therese Balksjö.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Smart Sustainable Urban Development

The City of Stockholm has a solid strategy and ambitious plans for “smart and connected city”. Stockholm Royal Seaport, SRS, has even tougher sustainability goals than the rest of the city, and these are tracked and published once a year as part of the goal steering process. However, this is mostly done manually because the required data is often concealed or hard to access. This makes the process rather cumbersome and it provides merely an annual snapshot of the situation.

Based on the thematic focus groups in SRS for sustainable urban development (transports, energy, climate & green areas, living, materials & indoor environment, circuits) the project will identify concealed data sources and make them available in a way that directly adds value to the city administration, in the first hand the development administration. This is through better understanding, goal monitoring and future steering. Specifically, the project shall enable the following:

  • Support the development administration through turning analogue collection of data into digital processes “applied IoT”
  •  Put collected data in the right context and process it in a way that adds value to the administration, citizens, industry, academia
  • Visualize data in a user friendly and relevant way for different types of users and purposes possibly in real time
  • Ownership and management of the collected data should be unambiguous throughout the lifecycle

At the same time we are applying a modular and open framework for a shared IoT/data platform with well defined, standardised interfaces to make it simple for data producers and data consumers to connect to the platform. The framework for the platform shall be synchronised with the city’s strategy and procurement processes.

Project Leader: Anna Bondesson | E-mail:

Stockholm Environmental Administration

Matilda Gustafsson.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Water Monitoring Networks – iWater

The scope of this project is to further develop a digital water quality monitoring solution for the Smart Sustainable Cities of tomorrow, with focus on access to clean and healthy drinking water for citizens. Access to clean and healthy water is an emerging issue in many cities around the globe, both regarding water sources as well as fresh water distribution networks.

Today, water monitoring is highly manual with regular sampling intervals at different locations over large areas. This is resulting in low temporal and spatial resolution where changes in the water quality can’t be monitored and detected in a timely manner, resulting in poor mitigation efforts with risks for human health and the environment. The proposed solution would use cloud-based sensor technology and Artificial Intelligence to identify important events occurring in the water (e.g. algae bloom, bacterial contamination and industrial discharges) and thus serve as an early warning system for introduction of timely mitigation efforts.

The project concluded a Proof of Concept (PoC) during 2017 and will now continue to develop smart algorithms to introduce Artificial Intelligence capabilities. The project will also investigate and develop business models and citizen engagement initiatives as well as evaluate integration with smart city processes, solutions and technical platforms. 

Project Leader: Maya Miltell | E-mail:

Sundsvall Municipality

Lars Skandevall.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

IoT for Accessibility

The project is based on Agenda 2030, focusing on goal 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities. The project addresses the challenge of providing information that promotes mobility and accessibility to the public space. Persons with functional variations and retirees are restricted due to lack of information on accessibility of streets, especially during the winter, and the status of various aids.

The project will use sensors on connected vehicles such as homecare cars and mobility service vehicles to gather data on streets and accessibility, as well as from ramps and elevators. Data analysis creates information and recommendations that are made available through a cloud service and a mobile application.

The project builds on the SMART project at Mid Sweden University, which has performed research on Smart Cities and developed solutions for measuring motion patterns in city centres and sensors in permobiles. The project addresses a major problem that Sundsvall municipality and many other municipalities experience in winter with difficult roads conditions for pedestrians and other road users, limiting citizens’ mobility and accessibility to society.

The project focuses on smart IoT solutions for creating accessibility in society, a strong consortium and project team, clear demand owner in the municipality of Sundsvall, as well as focus on open data and activities to promote improvements and further development of the platform and IoT services.

Project Leader: Lars Skandevall | E-mail:

Umeå Municipality

Katrin Jonsson.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Municipal IoT Platform

In this project we want to investigate the feasibility of a municipal IoT infrastructure for connected products. Based on Sweden’s first IoT city network that is in operation in the city of Umeå want to demonstrate a possible application from a municipal perspective, the dissemination of this type of network and to evaluate how such a network can become an infrastructure (a platform) to more cities / municipalities which also can attract  application developers and create value in both the municipal organization and for the citizens.

The project aims to investigate the IoT opportunities and challenges for municipal activities with a specific focus on how IoT infrastructure can be created to provide conditions for external partners to access and perform analysis on data generated by connected products. The project includes Umeå University, Umeå Municipality Försäkringsfabriken and Elekroniksystem in Umeå AB (ELSYS).

The project will provide knowledge of how a platform for municipal IoT can be designed, and how it can be used by 3rd party developers of applications. The project also develop scenario descriptions for potential IoT applications for municipal administrations. To illustrate how a platform could work a demonstrator will be develop where a sensor value is presented in an application.

Expected impact of the project is increased knowledge of IoT and more specifically the LoRa technology among participating parties. Over time, the proposed platform can change the innovation system for municipal IoT solutions as more developers can be attracted to a platform that is easy to integrate with.

Project Leader: Katrin Jonsson | E-mail: