Sharing Cities Sweden

Sharing Cities Sweden is a national programme for the sharing economy in cities. The programme aims to put Sweden on the map as a country that actively and critically works with the sharing economy in cities. Test-beds for the sharing economy in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå will develop digital solutions/platforms. The test beds are supported by a national node for national and international cooperation and to promote an exchange of experience in sharing cities.

For more information please see the programme’s website


National node (Lund University) – Kes McCormick
Umeå test-bed – Philip Näslund
Stockholm test-bed – Charlie Gullström
Malmö test-bed – Oscar Pelin
Gothenburg test-bed – Tove Lund
VINNOVA – Thomas Bergendorff
Viable Cities – Patrik Rydén

Information about the project


Project leader: Kes McCormick, Lund University

Project partners:
Main partners: ElectriCITY, City of Gothenburg, City of Malmö, Umeå Municipality, Lund University, KTH

Malmö test-bed: City of Malmö, Trianon AB, E.ON, Form/Design Center, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Lund University, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm test-bed: KTH, ElectriCITY, City of Stockholm, Ericsson, Evothings, RISE, Skanska

Gothenburg test-bed: Älvstranden Utveckling AB, University of Gothenburg, Studiefrämjandet, Collaborative Economy Gothenburg, Akademiska hus, Elof Hansson, NCC Property Development, Riksbyggen, Stena Property (Gothenburg), The Food Print Lab, Klädoteket, Majornas samverkansförening, Coompanion

Umeå test-bed: Umeå Municipality, Akademiska hus, Coompanion, Umeå Energi, UPAB, VAKIN, Västerbotten County Council, and Umeå University.

Total project budget: 117 000 000 SEK
Applied for funding:
51 441 000 SEK
Project duration: 2017-08-01 – 2020-12-31
Type of project: Innovation project
Keywords: Sharing economy, consumption, business models, test-bed

Within Sharing Cities Sweden, there are five strategic projects that investigate the emerging sharing economy in cities in Sweden and support the activities of the test-beds and national node.

Sharing behaviour

Sharing communities

business models


Sharing platforms

News about the project

Read news about the programme at the web page of Sharing Cities Sweden