This is the suburb of the future

One exceptional neighbourhood in Stockholm is taking the lead in smart urban development “Bagarmossen is Stockholm’s friendliest neighbourhood,” says Tobias Lind with a smile on his face. Lind knows the city inside out: he has 10 years’ experience in developing suburban areas in Stockholm and now works for Stockholmshem, Sweden’s second-largest residential housing firm. A 20-minute underground ride away from the city centre, the suburb of Bagarmossen is the sort of place where strangers greet you on the street and your lost hat is found and returned to you on […]

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Smartup statements: Remarket

Remarket is an exciting new online marketplace for quality second-hand clothing. We spoke to its co-founder Marta Jaakkola.   How does the service improve urban life? It’s a sustainable way to shop fashion; shop for clothes. We give you the option of selling your clothing onwards. That promotes a cycle of re-use, without compromising style or quality. Where do you see yourself and the company in 2 years? We hope to become the leading online market place for contemporary second hand clothing in the Nordics. Maybe open up some physical stores too. What does success look […]

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Testing, testing

The battle against the challenges of urbanization and renovation took a step towards reality few weeks ago. 13 startups gathered in Bagarmossen’s district in Stockholm to plan their methods for testing at the Peloton Smart Retro Acceleration Programme’s second Innovation Camp. The programme’s testbed-phase starts in late March and involves the urbanites of both cities of Lahti and of Stockholm. Kvalitid, a service that provides apartment buildings with domestic help from unemployed youth, won the camp’s pitch contest about testing methods with their enthusiastic presentation. These young blokes from Gothenburg had […]

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Meet the Smartups

The second Peloton Smart Retro Innovation Camp brought together 13 new innovative startups in Stockholm. Here are five of them. This group of daring and inspiring entrepreneurs is doing more with less. We call the firms “smartups”: startups that make more efficient use of existing resources, particularly in housing, food and transportation. It is these individuals who are helping to transform our cities into more liveable communities with smarter services.   HOFFICE Hoffice, or the ‘Airbnb of offices,’ makes it possible for you to open up your apartment for others […]

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Kvalitid wins the Peloton Smart Retro pitch contest

The second Peloton Smart Retro Innovation Camp brought together 13 innovative startups from all over Europe in Stockholm. The participants designed tests with larger partner companies and the public sector. The camp concluded in a pitch show won by Kvalitid.   Kvalitid is a service that provides apartment buildings with domestic help from unemployed youth. Joakim Lövgren founded the company to reduce the youth unemployment rate and to facilitate the exchange of help in neighbourhoods.   ”Kvalitid could create a truly scalable global business. They made huge development during the two days of the […]

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