Connected Stockholm Royal Seaport (SRS)
The Connected SRS project was implemented between 2018-2021 to explore the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in sustainability initiatives in Stockholm Royal Seaport. A number of 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.
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 IoT has considerable potential to support follow-up work and the development of new services in the district. Large amounts of data have already been collected from the City of Stockholm activities, external actors, and by the people of Stockholm themselves. However, data is often locked in separate technical systems or otherwise inaccessible to City of Stockholm operations.
In 2010, work began on developing digital infrastructure with related services. This work was suspended as digitalisation requires a city-wide goal and strategy that was lacking at the time. In 2017, the City Council adopted the Strategy for Stockholm as a Smart and Connected City, which formed the framework of the City of Stockholm’s digitalisation ambitions and, among other things, gave the city’s Executive Office responsibility for establishing technical conditions and processes for IoT and shared data.
Connected SRS was initiated with the aim of continuing to explore how IoT and increased data sharing could be used as a tool in sustainability work, this time based on the city’s strategy.
Purpose and goal
The purpose of Connected SRS was to explore and enable the use of IoT in sustainability work in Stockholm Royal Seaport. This is based on the Strategy for Stockholm as a Smart and Connected City and with a specific focus on understanding how departments and companies can use the City of Stockholm’s central IoT platform, (when this is in place).
Results and experiences
The project contributed to its goal by demonstrating the technical potential of IoT and central platforms, encouraging the use of IoT in different areas and by identifying challenges that need to be addressed in a more city-wide context, and contributing to the establishment of forums for dialogue between City of Stockholm departments and companies.
The project has also contributed to the following:
- Development of a largely new IoT platform solution based on the Fiware standard.
- Practical experience of connection, installation and operation of sensors in the City of Stockholm.
- Identification and description of the development needs of City departments and companies linked to the management of streaming data.
- The establishment of forms of collaboration for addressing central IoT issues in the City’s departments and companies.
- Insights and maturity in the city around the implementation of development and pilot projects.
- Formulation of generic knowledge linked to the introduction of IoT solutions in public activities.
Learnings and insights from Connected SRS will be taken further within City of Stockholm forums and working groups that have been established within the framework of IoT Stockholm and through existing national forums and networks in which project parties are active, for example, Smart City Lab.
June 2018 – December 2021
Project leader and participants
The project was carried out by the City of Stockholm’s City Development Department (as project lead) in close collaboration with the City Executive Office and the project participants RISE, Sensative, Metry and St. Erik Kommunikation as well as a large number of City of Stockholm departments and companies.
Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas through the Strategic Innovation programme IoT-Sverige.
Christina Salmhofer, Sustainability Strategist, Stockholm Royal Seaport, Stockholm City Development Administration