Innovation lab for sustainable cities

An innovation lab will open its doors this fall at Visual Arena located at Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is an initiative from the City of Gothenburg within the new Innovation platform for sustainable urban development. The Innovation Lab will function as a test bed for new technology, innovations and processes.

Lina Lundgren from Älvstranden Utveckling is the project manager for the Innovation Lab.

- Our main responsibility within the Innovation platform is to act as process leaders, identify, test and develop ideas and to take potential innovations from demo to reality. Development is a continuously changing process and it rests on the involvement of citizens and businesses, in order to make them more visible in the city’s work with innovation. We need to be in an environment that stimulates innovation and entrepreneurial forces and where different disciplines can come together across borders. Visual Arena and the Innovation Lab will support this, says Lina Lundgren.

The driving forces behind the Gothenburg Innovation Platform is Johanneberg Science Park, The City of Gothenburg and Mistra Urban Futures

About the Gothenburg Innovation Platform

As part of the call "Developing innovation platforms for Sustainable attractive cities" the funding agency Vinnova has granted 8.5 million SEK to develop an innovation platform for sustainable urban development in Gothenburg. The initiative will create an arena in which innovative solutions can be tested and show cased. By taking a comprehensive approach to existing initiatives in the Gothenburg region within sustainable urban development such as platforms, arenas, demonstration projects and consortiums a unique collaboration will be created within the Innovation Platform for the entire Gothenburg, so that vision and action more quickly becomes reality.

Read more about the Innovation Platform