February 22-23, 2017

Smart City Export Training in Västerås, Sweden:
Global company cooperation experience and focus on renewable resources


25-30 Smart City solution providers and experts from Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia

How to cooperate with the global company ABB; Lessons learned from Africa and China Smart City solutions providers (SME); Presentations of new collaboration business opportunities.

Date: February 22-23, 2017
 Västerås Science Park, Expectrum, Kopparbergsvägen 10, 722 13, Västerås, Sweden
Cost: Free of charge (excluding travel costs)

Participation fee:
Training and company visits with catering are free of charge.

We can offer you a discount at The First Hotel Plaza Västerås
Discount code: Please contact



10:00 Welcome to Västerås Science Park

10:30 Guided tour and meeting with Business Sweden representant Marie Gidlund

11:15 Introduction activity and practical information
Side event: individual matchmaking meetings (voluntarily)

11:45 Lunch

13:00 Training session with Sandy Li, Aros Kinakonsult, CEO
China’s smart city environment challenges
What the Nordic/Baltic companies can solve
How to export: analyzing examples by Blueair and Envac
Business Culture in China

14:00 Coffee break

14:30 Focus Africa:

Proposal to join SME case study on the environment with Svante Sundqvist, Sustainable Business Mälardalen

National Air Quality Management Framework, Botswana, “(NAQMF). The project was commissioned by the Ministry of Environment in Botswana, MENT, Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism. Financiers are Ministry of Environment in Botswana and SAAB Group.

NAQMF project aims to develop a framework instrument to contribute to better air in Botswana. Actors in the project are – except SusBiz – Opsis AB Tyréns and KEG Development. Project results are expected to be the basis for new laws and regulations on what is good air quality in the country, who are responsible for it and how it should be measured and monitored. This is an opportunity for your company to get involved.

Insights from Kingsley Ify, CEO & Co-founder

“Startups: Don’t be scared off Africa! In this presentation I will highlight why Nordic startups are welcome in Africa. Using a number ‎of case studies and sector assessments I will show, how features of start-ups seen as a disadvantage in the West are actually an advantage in Africa.”

15:30 Exporting Smart Cities – how to cooperate with SME2GO
Interact with SME2GO team representatives from Sweden, Finland and Estonia

16:30 Wrapping up and hotel check-in

16:45 Leaving for dinner (shuttle bus)

Dinner at Kokpunkten and a tour to the most novel waterpark in the Scandinavia
Side event: individual matchmaking meetings (voluntarily)

Shuttle bus back to city center


8:30 Shuttle bus from the hotel

08:45 Multinational company visit to Synerleap, ABB

Introducing SynerLeap: Peter Löfgren, CEO SynerLeap/ABB
Research Roadmap and SynerLeap opportunities: Magnus Backman, Head of Energy & Power
Example on Smart City implementation: Håkan Johansson, ABB

2-minute pitch and networking with SynerLeap Companies

12:00 Lunch at ABB Corporate Reserach

12:45 Shuttle bus to MälarEnergi

13:00 Smart city company visit to MälarEnergi
The combined power and heating plant in Västerås is the largest in Sweden.
It produces energy both to electricity grids and district heating systems.

15:30 Individual or group travel from Västerås to Arlanda Airport
Side event: individual matchmaking meetings (voluntarily)

Register before February 15 at

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Looking forward to see you in Västerås in February!
The SME2GO team