Smart and innovative urban farming is a new smart city function for sustainable urban development. Many cities around the world started to look at urban farming as an enabler for food security, resilience and circular economy.

Under the umbrella of the French-Swedish partnership for innovation and green solutions, a conference on urban farming and sustainable smart cities will take place at Helio Kungsholmen on 9 October 2019, allowing Swedish and French stakeholders to initiate dialogue.

The conference will be followed by a study-tour of the urban farm run by Swegreen, an innovation company pioneering in digitalized and circular urban farm.

French-Swedish partnership for innovation and green solutions, the threat of climate change places new demands on cross-border cooperations and both countries are home to world-leading digitalization and cleantech companies at the global forefront. By harnessing each other’s’ strengths and working together to promote innovations and new technology, France and Sweden collaboration will tap into unlocking huge potentials at world-class level.


• 08:30-09:00 Breakfast and Mingle

• 09:00-10:30 Inspirational Speeches and Panel Discussions

Political representatives of Sweden and France (Opening):

– Ambassador of France to Sweden, David Cvach

– Jenny Ohlsson, Swedish 2030 Ambassador

Expert speeches and panel discussion:

Charlie Gullström, Viable Cities – Keynote

Sepehr Mousavi, Chief Innovation Officer – SweGreen

Hanna Eriksson, Smart City Sweden (TBC)

T4P (toit parisien productif projet pilote) – Thomas Haden

France Urbaine, Kader Makhlouf

Parisculteurs, Jacques-Olivier Bled

The city of Grenoble, Christine Simoens

• 10:30-11:30 Study tour of SweGreen’s CityFarm

• 11:30-12:00 Mingle and networking (could be continued with lunch)

Event Organizers:

French Institute of Sweden or Institut Francais de Suède is a French public organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a part of French Embassy in Sweden.

Viable Cities is one of the Swedish Strategic Innovation Programs that has the primary goal of contributing to research and innovation in the area of ​​smart sustainable cities.

SweGreen is an innovation and technology urban farming company based in Stockholm.

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