Imagine a typical meeting room. The door is closed. You’re seated at a table and looking at a whiteboard. Now imagine you’re in a colourful indoor playground with huge bean bags, creativity boosting toys, a ping pong table, natural light, and space to move around. Where do you think you’ll have the most innovative ideas?
In our work to build the smarter city, we need a lot of innovative ideas. These could be ideas about how to make running our city faster and less complicated, as well as ways to make life in Helsingborg more sustainable, more efficient, or more fun. So, we created Hbg Works to be the perfect environment for coming up with ideas, and for developing, testing, and realising them faster.
As Sweden’s first city-run innovation hub and accelerator, it’s a creative open workspace where city employees come to collaborate with each other across organisational boundaries. Along for the ride are contributors from the private sector, academia, and the people of Helsingborg – basically everyone with ideas for making Helsingborg a smarter city.
Visit Hbg Works to check out some of the ideas born and raised at Hbg Works so far, or join one of the regular open talks or workshops. And don’t hesitate to get in touch with our idea coaches if you have an idea for making Helsingborg a smarter city.