Many have taken the time to speak to us about their projects. We are most grateful for this and feel lucky to have met so many experts devoted to their work - related to shaping a more sustainable society in the future. We have met with project managers, CEOs, CTOs and other experts. Please, see their names under each case below.

Basic income experiment

Minna Ylikännö, Head of Research Team, Kela - Basic Income Experiment, Helsingfors, Finland


Ilkka Pirttimaa, Partner, MIPsoft (BlindSquare), Helsingfors, Finland
Rob Nevin, Partner, MIPsoft (BlindSquare), Helsingfors, Finland

City as a platform

Claus Popp Larsen, Project Manager, City as a platform, RISE, Kista, Sweden

Digital twin city & The next step in Digital Twins – AI.MEE project

Amy Loufti, Professor, Department of Science and Technology, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
Jesper Hedlund, Change manager - Digitalization and BIM, Örebroporten Fastigheter AB, Örebro, Sweden

Drive me - Self-driving cars for smart mobility

Jan Hellåker,Senior Advisor, Lindholmen Science Park

Fawley waterside, smart city

Brett Trafford, Director of Innovation and Investment, Fawley Waterside, UK
Paul Copping, CTO, Fawley Waterside, UK

Future homebuyers in the block chain

Mats Snäll, Chief Innovation Officer, Lantmäteriet, Stockholm, Sweden


GrowSmarter - transforming cities for a smart, sustainable Europe

Lisa Enarsson, Project manager, GrowSmarter, Stockholm, Sweden
Mika Hakosalo, Site Manager, GrowSmarter, Stockholm, Sweden

H22 and the making of a smarter city

Soraya Axelsson, Head of H22, Helsingborg, Sweden
Micco Grönholm, Head of future, Helsingborg, Sweden
Hamse Kjerstadius, Development engineer, NSVA - Municipality-owned company managing water and wastewater operations in the north-western Skåne region.

We would like to thank the people making this study possible.

Health Movement

Aslak Felin, Strategy manager, RISE, Gothenburg, Sweden

Hyperloop one

Adam Lidström, Project manager, KTH Hyperloop team, Stockholm, Sweden

iWater - Digital monitoring of water quality

Maya Miltell, Project manager and environmental investigator, environmental administration, Stockholm City Council, Stockholm, Sweden (now project manager at RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden)

Kiruna Sustainability Centre

Mats Nilsson, Head of Department Projects & Development, Tekniska verken Kiruna, Kiruna, Sweden (former project manager of Kiruna Sustainability Centre)


Susanne Axelsson Heldring, HR Director, Botkyrkabyggen AB, Tumba, Sweden

SoMa and SecondHands, Ocaco

Paul Clarke, CTO, Ocado Group Inc., UK
Sverker Lindbo, Head of concept development, Ocado Group Inc., UK

The Feelgood Index

Paul Ormerod, partner, Volterra Partners consultancy, and visiting professor at UCL
Department of Computer Science, London, UK

Wild West End

Emily Woodason, Associate Landscape Architect, Arup, London, UK
Ellen Slater, Sustainability Consultant, Arup, London, UK
Jessica Kennedy, Arup, London, UK

Experts not connected to a specific case:

Jan Stael von Holstein, Professor at The College for Design & Innovation (D&I) Tongji University in Shanghai, London UK
Mikael Westerlund, Chief of staff, LKAB, Kiruna, Sweden
Simon Giles, Managing Director, Tyréns UK Holding, London, UK

Reference group

We would like to send a warm thank you to all participants in the reference group for their valuable help and contributions! Throughout the project, we discussed relevant aspects and hypotheses concerning innovation and solutions for a more sustainable future.

The participants are a group of researchers and specialists, including:

Anna Lundgren, Senior Research Fellow, Nordregio 
Charlie Gullström, Architect, KTH Department of Architecture. Research and Design Strategist in the Swedish innovation program Viable Cities
Gustav Nord, Partner, Above innovation agency 
Jennica Andersson, Lead Public Sector, Microsoft AB 
Jens Lanvin, Futurist and strategic advisor, JP Lanvin AB
Johanna Fredin, CEO, Riksbyggen AB 
Per Bjälnes, Department manager - BAX, Tyréns 
Sverrir Thor, Economist and reporter at Fastighetsnytt 

Steering committee

We would also like to thank the participants in the steering committee for their engagement and great work. Throughout the project, we discussed challenges and ways forward.

The participants are a group of managers and experts at Tyréns AB, including:

Camilla Rörborn, Business unit manager
Helena Markgren, Business unit manager
Viktoria Carlsson, Business unit manager
Åsa Norman, Innovation-coach and environmental consultant