Digitalisation is the single most significant change factor of our age. The strategic innovation programme (SIP) Smart Built Environment is a plan that outlines how the built environment sector can contribute to Sweden’s journey to the global forefront of the new opportunities of digitalisation, so that we can achieve intelligent, sustainable cities, manage our resources more efficiently and reduce carbon emissions.

The programme InfraSweden2030 shall promote a creative and interdisciplinary system mindset. The transport infrastructure sector shall be a dynamic industry with good profitability that develops a positive innovation climate. The vision of InfraSweden2030 is that Sweden in 2030, has a competitive transport infrastructure sector for climate-neutral transport that addresses society’s economic and social challenges.

KEDJA means “chain” in Swedish, and the aim of the winning entry in the innovation contest is to provide an unbroken chain for material flows in the construction and civil engineering sector. The purpose of the Circular Digital Construction Site innovation contest was to develop innovative concepts for sustainable built environment. During the contest, colleagues from different parts of the sector gathered to devise solutions to complex problems, and the participants worked in teams to contribute business solutions that generate real benefits.

Smart Built Environment – Strategic Innovation Programme

This broadcast was a part of Sweden Innovation Days 2022 was a free four-day, global digital event, dedicated to fostering international collaboration on January 17-20. It focused on what changes we need to make in order to achieve the UN’s Global Goals.