Stockholm Royal Seaport

Sustainability Report

Learnings on IoT and shared data

Digitalisation is an important tool in Stockholm Royal Seaport’s ambitious work on sustainability. The use of existing and new data sources through a so-called Internet of Things (IoT) has potential to support follow-up work and the development of new services in the district.

Connected Stockholm Royal Seaport (SRS) is a research and development project that was initiated between 2018-2021 with the aim of exploring how IoT and increased data sharing could be used as a tool in sustainability work based on the city’s strategy.

In February 2022, the results from Connected SRS were presented. For three years several pilot tests were conducted within Resource Flows in Properties, Green Areas and Parks, and Travel Habits and Mobility. Based on these pilot tests, project partners developed a largely new IoT platform based on the Fiware standard. Another key activity was collaboration and the establishment of routines for managing shared development needs linked to IoT in the City of Stockholm. An important framework for the project has been the Strategy for Stockholm as a Smart and Connected City, which was adopted by the City Council in 2017.

The project has demonstrated the possibilities with IoT as well as a better understanding of what is required by the City of Stockholm to implement IoT-solutions and create value of collected data.

Learnings and insights from the project include that the different administrations within the City of Stockholm would benefit from increased cooperation around data collection and development of joint requirements on data sources and suppliers. The focus of the project has also been on the technical opportunity to collect data. More work remains regarding organizational capabilities and capacity to receive, manage, and create value with collected and shared data.

Article Published: 24/04/2022 Updated: 16/05/2023