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We are the Stockholm Green Innovation District

Stockholm Green Innovation District is a network consisting of 18 members: Atrium Ljungberg, ElectriCITY Innovation, Envac,  Internetstiftelsen, IVL, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Nacka Municipality, Rise, Skanska, Skistar, Smart City Sweden, Stockholm Exergi, Stockholm Region European office in Brussels, The City of Stockholm, SVOA, Stockholm Water Innovation Center and Urban Tech Sweden. In addition to this network, ElectriCITY’s members and partners are added, who are thus given an opportunity for collaboration and exchange of experience in energy and sustainability issues.

Stockholm Green Innovation District was formed in 2020 and we work together to develop projects and leadership for sustainable and attractive cities.


Our main task is to create attractive and sustainable urban environments where people want to be – both today and tomorrow. Environments that contribute to the development of society and that provide a basis for growth and business. Real estate is the cornerstone of our operations, but we are actually more interested in the people who live in the environments we create.


ElectriCITY is a citizens’ initiative in the form of a test bed, Hammarby Sjöstad 2.0, to show how a district can become climate neutral by the year 2030. It is based on cooperation between citizens, business, academia and authorities. Includes measures to reduce energy use in homes and switch to renewable energy, provide charging equipment for electric cars in all garages, improve waste management, promote sustainable consumption and use digitization to support climate work. Now serves as a model for how citizens in other neighborhoods can be involved in the transition.


Envac are proud inventors of the vacuum cleaner and one of the most innovative companies in the global automated waste collection industry. We lead the development of future recycling and resource-smart waste management where data collection and AI help optimize the system to reduce both climate impact and costs.

Our vision is to create smarter cities, improve the quality of life today and leave a greener planet for future generations. Envac’s smart collection of waste and recycling contributes to cleaner and more sustainable neighborhoods. Digital innovation engages citizens and makes the system cost-effective and resilient.


The Internet Foundation is an independent, business-driven, and non-profit organization that works for an internet that contributes positively to people and the society. In addition to managing the Swedish top-level domain .se, the Foundation aims to promote good stability in the internet infrastructure in Sweden. Revenues from business operations finance a range of initiatives aimed at enabling people to make the best use of the internet, and stimulating knowledge sharing and innovation focused on the internet. The twin transition, i.e., digitalization driving green transition, is a designated focus area.

– IVL – 


IVL employs environmental experts, engineers, social scientists, economists, work environment researchers and behavioural scientists. They help develop solutions that contribute to a sustainable company and a sustainable society. We perform consulting assignments within the entire field of sustainability. Our work is based on science, and those who hire us get all our research for free. Our customers are manufacturing companies, service companies, municipalities and authorities.


KTH conducts high-quality research that contributes sustainable and innovative solutions to societal challenges. The Department of Energy Technology at KTH supports the development in Stockholm Green Innovation District by participating in projects for the transition from centrally produced and distributed energy to more local production and distribution, in the form of microgrids to store and share energy and provide digital energy services.


Nacka Municipality is part of the Stockholm Green Innovation District because we believe in the power of people, innovations and sustainability. Together, we want to further develop a dynamic, top-class business climate to promote sustainable growth and create good conditions for new meeting places and establishments and jobs in the area concerned.

Nacka is one of Sweden’s most attractive and reputable municipalities and attracts many new residents and companies. Nacka’s strong entrepreneurship is based on an exciting industrial heritage combined with expansive start-ups.


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden assumes that the city is an intertwined social, cultural, and technical system, where buildings, infrastructure, and digital technology interact with its inhabitants. Such complex systems require multidisciplinary collaboration and an interdisciplinary perspective. With its broad research and expertise, RISE leads major challenge-driven projects, both nationally and internationally, that strengthen cities’ and communities’ capacity for development and innovation towards sustainable transition and attractive living environments.


The climate crisis is one of humanity’s great challenges, and for the sake of future generations we bear a heavy burden of responsibility to contribute solutions and reduce climate impact. We want to act forcefully in the climate transition and have therefore adopted the goal of achieving climate neutrality throughout our value chain by 2045. This is ambition is an important part of our promise to build a better society. And we want to do it together with our customers and other stakeholders.



SkiStar is Scandinavia’s leading player in alpine mountain tourism. Safeguarding the unique mountain environment in which our company operates is essential to the sustainable development of SkiStar’s operations. We choose products and services in a way that limits their environmental impact during procurement, production, use and disposal.

SkiStar’s goal is to run an environmentally friendly business with as low energy consumption as possible. SkiStar strives to streamline our energy use and maintain the lowest level in relation to our operations.


Smart City Sweden is an initiative aimed at promoting and disseminating Swedish solutions for smart and sustainable cities internationally. The Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) is the main body responsible for the operation. Smart City Sweden has compiled the ten most interesting solutions in Stockholm Green Innovation District, which are now being marketed to domestic and foreign parties. Each visit/digital meeting is followed up with a business report. A business development group with representatives from the business community and consulting firms then provides suggestions on how the most interesting proposals can be developed.


Stockholm Exergi operates a research facility that captures biogenic carbon dioxide at the bioelectric power plant in Hjort.hagen in Stockholm. The technology is called bio-CCS and the goal is to have a full-scale plant in operation by 2026. The potential is to capture 800,000 tons of carbon dioxide, which corresponds to the emissions from Stockholm’s road traffic for a whole year. The EU sees the climate potential in the project and has given Stockholm Exer.gi a grant from the EU’s innovation fund. Capturing and storing carbon dioxide has been singled out by the UN’s climate agency IPCC as an important contribution for the world to reach its climate goals.


The Stockholm region’s European office is established in Brussels and is run by The European Association of the Stockholm Region, Stockholm Region Association for European Affairs, which was founded by the city of Stockholm, the region of Stockholm and the municipalities of Stockholm.

The association collaborates on strategically important issues where they have common ground interests; research and innovation, energy, climate and environmental issues, transport issues, digitization and regional policy. European office contributes a meeting place in Brussels for Greenovation Europe; A co-operation under construction with Stockholm, Oslo and Valencia as founders.


The City of Stockholm is behind the Global Green New Deal initiative, which provides a framework for how cities need to work to meet the global climate crisis. The initiative is developed by the global network C40, of which the city of Stockholm has been a member since 2007 and which brings together the largest cities in the world in the work to combat climate change.

The initiative was presented on October 9, 2019. It is about recognizing that the world is in a climate emergency and must bring together those willing to jointly deliver emission reductions in line with the 1.5 degree target, protect the environment and build a fairer future while strengthening the economy.

– SVOA – 

Henriksdal wastewater treatment plant is being developed to meet Stockholm’s future needs for sewage treatment. The Sickla facility under Hammarbybacken, which is part of the Henriksdal treatment plant, is being expanded, and a new sewage tunnel is being built from Bromma to the Sickla plant.

The plant is equipped with new biological treatment and will become one of the world’s largest facilities with membrane filtration. With membrane technology, larger amounts of wastewater can be treated on the same surface area. The emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus to the Baltic Sea are thus significantly reduced, and the sewage is also purified from small particles larger than 0.04 micrometers.


SWIC is jointly operated by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and is a development and testing facility for new climate-efficient and sustainable solutions for municipal and industrial water. The focus is on reducing levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, pharmaceutical residues, and PFAS using biological, chemical, and physical methods, while also enabling nutrients, metals, and purified water to be returned to the cycle and energy to be produced. The experiments are carried out on a scale that allows the solutions to be implemented on a full scale.

– URBS –

Urbs is a Swedish company working globally to demonstrate that the climate transition is possible. Urbs has chosen its base in Hammarby Sjöstad to closely follow the urban development within Greenovation Stockholm. Since 2019, the company has developed projects in the United States – Governor’s Island (pictured) – in Dubai, Turkey, and India together with investors, real estate operators, and actors within energy and infrastructure. The systems are based on Nordic technology and expertise, and Urbs also structures innovative financing solutions to enable large-scale urban development projects.

Members and partners