Helsingborg – a mid-sized city in Sweden – is dreaming big. Not only does it want to become one of the most innovative cities in Europe, it also strives to transform its entire DNA and inspire co-creation in a more sustainable, thoughtful city. Quite ambitious, right!
So, how do they want to reach their goals?
Collaboration is key! Through the massive H22 initiative, Helsingborg is working with like-minded partners near and far, with path-breaking innovators, businesses, and academia.
They’re reinventing city governance and have launched the first municipal innovation hub in Sweden, using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide their actions. An annual vision fund of 100 000 Euros allows any resident to realize their city development dreams. These and many more ideas took the City of Helsingborg into the final round of the European iCapital competition.
Want to know how they’re co-creating a smart city that puts people and planet first? For 35 days in the summer of 2022, May 30-July 3, Helsingborg invites the world to be a part of their H22 City Expo and we’re super proud that Urban Future Helsingborg will kick off the entire Expo on June 1-3, 2022. Make sure to save the date!