About Urban ICT Arena

Urban ICT Arena coordinates the needs of the public sector with the abilities of the business community, to find new digital solutions for the sustainable cities of the future. As a knowledge hub, we understand the opportunities and the requirements of the public sector and academia. We help them connect with the right innovators and business partners for collaboration and tests.

An urban testbed for new exciting products or services

At Urban ICT Arena, companies find a testbed where their latest innovations can be evaluated in a real urban environment. Our founding partners (ABB, Ericsson, IBM, KTH, Region Stockholm, RISE, City of Stockholm and Stockholm University) are all on the cutting edge of new technologies and solutions. To be able to partner with their experience and knowledge gives invaluable input to startups and innovative companies. Urban ICT Arena’s understanding of the needs of municipalities, regions and authorities gives us a unique position as a creative melting pot for collaboration, that evolves sustainable cities.

A part of Kista Science City

Urban ICT Arena is a non-profit organization with a mission to facilitate collaboration between businesses, society, academia and citizens to develop smart and digital solutions for sustainable cities. We are a part of Kista Science City, one of the world’s leading ICT-clusters located north of Stockholm, Sweden. Together we establish strong, innovative collaborations between businesses, the public sector and academia.

On site and virtual visits to Urban ICT Arena

In collaboration with Stockholm Discovery we offer guided tours on site and online business visits for international delegations.  Stockholm Discovery offer seminars, inspirational lectures and in-depth workshops to which we can invite guest speakers from the business sector who have expertise that matches your specific interests.  Would you like to know more about our services and what we can do for you and your company? We want to hear from you about which specific field of interest you are putting focus in a briefing call!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Urban ICT Arena and Kista Science City. Contact Marco Giertz.


Strategic collaborations

Ignite Public

The goal of the program is to increase collaboration between small companies and the public sector in Sweden. This is done by matching innovative startups with public actors across Sweden and supporting the parties to initiate collaborations through coaching and process management.

Frontrunners for Sustainable Innovation

Frontrunners for Sustainable Innovation is an EU-funded project. The innovation clusters of Kista Science City, Södertälje Science Park and KTH (including OpenLab) comes together to help small and medium-sized enterprizes in the Stockholm region.


We are constantly looking for new partners and opportunities. Do you have an idea, a product or a relevant project?