National City Lab
National City Lab is Sweden’s first testbed for municipal data, facilitating a collaborative approach to AI initiatives for smart cities. A neutral and centralized hub for knowledge-sharing and experimentation, National City Lab aims to bring researchers, industry partners, and municipalities together to collaborate and use city data to find innovative and efficient ways of improving city services – enhancing the quality of life for Swedish citizens.
Why the National City Lab?
As cities continue to grow and face increasingly complex challenges, municipalities are under pressure to find innovative and efficient ways of improving city services, enhancing quality of life for citizens, and boosting economic development. Smart city initiatives, which leverage technology and data to enhance urban infrastructure, are seen as a promising solution to many of these challenges; and AI has a significant role to play in helping cities achieve these goals.
In addition, many municipalities in Sweden face similar challenges when embarking on their journey to implement AI in city development. Some of these challenges include limited resources, data privacy concerns, and lack of technical expertise. Although challenges are often similar in character and demand, work remains fragmented when it comes to finding solutions and working collaboratively across municipalities.
National City Lab provides a unique opportunity to address these issues, bringing together municipalities, researchers, and industry partners to collaborate on finding solutions and data for smart cities. By creating a centralized hub for knowledge-sharing and experimentation, National City Lab aims to accelerate progress and enable more municipalities to benefit from AI implementation.
The lab is located in Helsingborg and is continuously being developed. As part of AI Sweden’s Data Factory, National City Lab can be used by all of AI Sweden’s partners and their collaborators. This means that an organization that is not an AI Sweden partner can gain access to the through collaboration with an AI Sweden partner.
Get involved by contacting Carl Malm.