STUDY VISIT: Kista Science City

Visit to Kista for participants at Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 Monday May 15th

Kista Science City is the largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) cluster in Europe and the third largest ICT cluster in the world. It is the home of more than 1,000 ICT companies and the birthplace of wireless communication technologies such as Ericsson, Microsoft and IBM. There are 6,800 university students currently studying ICT courses at the Kista campuses of Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology.

Spider – The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions/Stockholm university and Ericsson would like to welcome interested SIF-participants to an afternoon of new experiences, new contacts and inspiration.


2 p.m Welcome, presentation and coffee @ SPIDER – The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions and the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm university Shared Space, NOD-building, Borgarfjordsgatan 12, Kista

3 p.m to 4.45 p.m Ericsson Studio Focus on Ericsson’s work with the Sustainable Development Goals and tour of the studio.

About Spider The Swedish program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) supports the use of applied ICT to improve accountability, education and health in developing regions. We are a central node in a network of actors from academia, civil society, government and business with focus on ICT for Development. Spider connects and facilitates the collaboration and sharing of experience between different key actors to reach better development results. Spider is hosted at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm university. 2

About Ericsson Over the past 140 years, Ericsson has been at the forefront of communications technology. Today, we are committed to maximizing customer value by continuously evolving our business portfolio and leading the ICT industry. Conducting business responsibly is the foundation of our approach to sustainability and corporate responsibility. We work continuously to improve and strengthen our responsible business practices in the areas of human rights, anti-corruption, responsible sourcing and health and safety.