The ECOMM 2018 conference is organized by the Municipality of Uppsala, Uppsala County Council and is supported by the University of Uppsala. In Uppsala, there is a unique link between academia and industry which intersects the university with companies in creative and knowledge-intensive industries such as life science, clean tech and smart information- and communication technology.
The Municipality of Uppsala/Uppsala kommun
Uppsala is one of Sweden’s leading regions when it comes to growth. Given the current population growth rate, Uppsala may have between 245 000 and 260 000 inhabitants by 2030. That means 2500-3500 new residents per year over the next 15 years. Together with Stockholm, Uppsala is the country’s largest labour market region, with over a quarter of the population and about one third of the country’s employment. At the same time, Uppsala is Sweden’s largest rural municipality with an extensive need to facilitate and enhance sustainable transport within the countryside and to and from the larger cities.
We are working with mobility management from different perspectives; by implementing mobility management when developing new areas as well as in specific projects and networks. Uppsala Klimatprotokoll, Uppsala Climate Protocol, is a great example of a network initiated by the municipality. It consists of private and public companies, universities and associations that work together and inspire each other to reach Uppsala’s climate goals and to contribute to a sustainable world. In total, Uppsala Klimatprotokoll has 33 local actors with about 38 000 employees.
Uppsala County Council/Region Uppsala
The Uppsala County Council is responsible for the regional development in the county. The mission comes from the Parliament and the Government and is in dialogue and cooperation with other actors. We are working to create an inclusive region that is growing sustainably and are responsible for preparing and deciding on the regional traffic management programme, in which the goals of the region´s public transport is described. We are also responsible for ensuring that the public transport meets these goals. To facilitate that, the Public Transit Department in Uppsala is a part of the County Council.
Uppsala University/Uppsala universitet
Uppsala is one of the most knowledge-intensive regions in Sweden, a lot thanks to Uppsala University. Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477, where a living cultural heritage frames a fantastic student life. There are more than 40,000 students here and they are seen, heard and make their mark everywhere. The world-leading research and first-class education pursued here benefit society, business and culture on a global level.
The University is characterised by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties and a wealth of educational choices at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.
Local Programme Committee
Saga Hävermark – Uppsala kommun (The Municipality of Uppsala)
Gunilla Englund – Uppsala kommun (The Municipality of Uppsala)
Ingrid Lembke von Schéele – Uppsala kommun (The Municipality of Uppsala)
Mario Rivera – Uppsala kommun (The Municipality of Uppsala)
Tobias Malmgren – Uppsala kommun (The Municipality of Uppsala)
Lasse Andersson – Uppsala kommun (The Municipality of Uppsala)
Louise Åhman – Uppsala kommun (The Municipality of Uppsala)
Cecilia Carlqvist – Region Uppsala (Uppsala County Council)
Josefin Årevall – Region Uppsala (Uppsala County Council)
Johan Collby – Region Uppsala (Uppsala County Council)
Karolina Kjellberg – Uppsala Universitet (University of Uppsala)
Robert Thaler – President
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Odette van de Riet – Vice President
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Sofie Walschap – Treasurer
Gewestelijke Overheidsdienst Brussel
Tytti Viinnikainen – Secretary