sketch of a smart city

Doctoral project: Ecosystems and smart cities

Cities face major climate challenges. In my research, I investigate how digital transformation and ecosystems contribute to increased collaboration between the public and private sectors in the development of innovative solutions, as well as the emergence of potential business models.

Project information

Doctoral student
Senadin Alisic
Jesper Andersson
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University, Skanska, Combitech, Södra, Siemens, Veab, Wexnet, Växjö Municipality
Combitech, The Knowledge Foundation
Jan 2020–
Computer and Information Science (Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Faculty of Technology)

More about the project

For the past three years, Skanska, Södra and Combitech have been working together within a project called Crossways Växjö. The collaboration has been broadened and now includes Växjö energi and Wexnet as well as Siemens and Region Kronberg.

The group collaborates to find the best solutions for a new district, Bäckaslöv. The idea is to develop a smart and sustainable district.

We are investigating a variety of solutions in different aspects of smart cities. The first projects in the portfolio are related to innovations in energy and a digital platform that will enable new business models.

The project is part of the research in the Data Intensive Software Technologies and Applications (DISTA) and Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA) research groups.