Smart city and built environment 2012

Rivercity Testbed

Gothenburg, Sweden


City of Gothenburg


Welfare technology, Energy technology

The West of Sweden's largest development area is planned to be used as a testbed for socially sustainable development, socially mixed housing, climate change adaptation, innovative energy production and industry collaboration.

What was tested

Social housing; Energy solutions; Social sustainable development

Testbed purpose

The purpose is to create solutions for socially and environmentally sustainable cities.


The testbed environment are located in neighbourhoods across Western Sweden's largest development

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Make public services better and more efficient
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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