2009-05-15 10:00Press release

Stockholm, the most IT-intelligent city in the world

The City of Stockholm has been awarded the Intelligent Community of the Year 2009. The award was announced May 15th at the annual Building the Broadband Economy conference in New York. The award is presented by the Intelligent Community Forum, ICF.

  The award was received by Vice Mayor Ulf Kristersson and Hanna Brogren, Director of communications. Stockholm - The Capital of Scandinavia is named The Most Intelligent Community of the Year 2009. Stockholm has methodically and substantially redefined the possibilities of urban living and sets an example of how technology can play a role to enhance economic and social development. 

Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm:
"All citizens of Stockholm should feel proud as this prize shows the value of working together towards common goals. This is something that further positions Stockholm as a world-class IT-capital." 

Ulf Kristersson, Vice Mayor:
"Stockholms schools, elderly homes and social services are all online, that´s the way we show that broadband and internet is as important for our public service in the City of Stockholm as for all private companies. Achieving this award 'the world's most intelligent city' in fierce competition is very flattering for the citizens of Stockholm."

About the Intelligent Community of the Year
ICF is a think tank that studies the economic and social development of the 21st Century community. Each year ICF presents an awards program for Intelligent Communities and the public-sector and private-sector partners who contribute to them. The awards program has two goals: to salute the accomplishments of communities in developing local prosperity and inclusion in the Broadband Economy, and to gather data for ICF's research programs. Some of the previous winners include Seoul, New York and Singapore. Polytechnic Institute of New York University is a partner of the ICF.

Hanna Brogren, Director of communications
+46 76 12 29 436, hanna.brogren@stadshuset.stockholm.se
Helena Widegren, Press Officer for Mr Sten Nordin
+46 76 12 29 878, helena.widegren@stadshuset.stockholm.se 
Per Holmlund, PR Manager Stockholm Business Region
+46 70-472 80 69 per.holmlund@sbr.stockholm.se

About Stockholm Business Region
Stockholm Business Region is the official investment promotion agency for the Stockholm region. Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic regions. With continual high growth, world-leading clusters within life science, cleantech and ICT, and as a center for fashion and design, Stockholm is the natural capital city of Scandinavia.

About Invest Stockholm

Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.investstockholm.com www.visitstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com


Anna Gissler
CEO, Invest Stockholm
Anna Gissler