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The Inclusive, Sustainable and Connected Society

The need of combining digitalization and sustainability is featured in many different forums and strategies. In the project The Inclusive, Sustainable and Connected Society, this is a key theme.

The project is a collaboration between Södertälje municipality, Telge Återvinning, RISE IVF and Umeå University, and aims to develop IoT based concepts that will support Södertälje municipality to make use of machine generated data as a strategic resource for both internal and external efficiency, and as a basis for democratization.

Additionally, the aim is to develop databased methods for increased efficiency of utilizing resources and costs in the municipality’s ambitions regarding resource and waste management, as a way of reaching the sustainability goals of Södertälje municipality.

Expected effects and results are to reach set sustainability goals through the use of digitalization, and with the aim of an inclusive, sustainable and connected society.

Results generated from the project is expected to produce insights needed to, in time, push the digital transformation in all municipal organizations in Södertälje municipality. The expected result is of high relevance to all Swedish municipalities in their efforts to democratize information, and to inform, engage and include citizens in the aim of a sustainable development.



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Project name

The Inclusive/.../ Society




Region Stockholm, Region Västerbotten, Västra Götaland Region

RISE role in project


Project start


24 months

Total budget

1 799 983 SEK


Södertälje municipality, Telge Återvinning, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Umeå University


Vinnova via IoT Sweden


Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action