Global challenges require global solutions – partner with Smart Built Environment for sustainable innovations through international collaboration

Good reasons to engage with Smart Built Environment

  • Access to Swedish expertise: Smart Built Environment brings together Swedish leading researchers, experts and practitioners from academia, industry, and government agencies in the field of sustainable construction and smart buildings. By collaborating with the program, foreign institutions and companies can tap into a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and benefit from cross-disciplinary collaborations.

  • Opportunities for joint research: The program offers opportunities for joint research, development and innovation projects, allowing for the sharing of knowledge and resources. Collaborating on research projects can also lead to the development of new products, services, and technologies that can be beneficial for both parties.

  • Exposure to the Swedish market: Sweden is an important player in the European construction industry and is known for its innovative approach to sustainable construction. Collaborating with the programme can provide exposure to the Swedish market and can help foreign companies and institutions gain a foothold in the European market.

  • Networking opportunities: Collaborating with the programme can provide opportunities for networking with other researchers, practitioners, and industry leaders in the field of sustainable construction and smart buildings. This can lead to new partnerships and collaborations that can be beneficial for all parties involved.

Smart Built Environment at a glance

Get acess to Swedish expertise

Since 2016, Smart Built Environment has provided over SEK 360 million in funding to over 200 projects. A sample of topics and technologies over granted projects so far are:

  • Information infrastructure
  • Geodata
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • 3D and additive manufacturing
  • Augmented reality
  • Automation
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Blockchain
  • Digital twins
  • Internt of Things (IoT)
  • Machine learning
  • Robotisation
  • Sensor technology
  • Virtual reality
  • Sustainability and circularity
  • Business models and value chains

Foreign participation in projects

Smart Built Environment welcomes and encourages participation of foreign companies and research actors, NGOs etc. in the projects.

Foreign partners can contribute in-kind or cash to the project, but they cannot receive funding.