A Challenge from Sweden

By the Swedish Energy Agency, co-developed with Swedish Incubators & Science Parks.

22 mars 2017

Sweden has committed to a long-term goal of reducing or eliminating carbon pollution within its borders and has designated the Swedish Energy Agency as the coordinating agency for several of these efforts.

The Swedish Energy Agency is therefor running A Challenge from Sweden together with Swedish Incubators & Science Parks as development partner.


"Gather a group of buyers, give the need definition the appropriate amount of time, reach out globally, and make it easy for solution providers to participate." Charlotte Lejon, Head of Procurement at the Swedish Energy Agency.

”Innovation procurement is an efficient tool for challenge driven innovation, bringing great value to the society", says Charlotte Lejon, Head of Procurement at the Swedish Energy Agency.

"The benefit of bundling demands is you get a greater volume of potential investments, a better picture of the actual need, and open interfaces, collaborating across regions. Lesson learned is, if you don’t define your needs correctly, you will get the wrong solution in the end.”

With the clear ambition of reaching collective societal and climate goals and a vision of a sustainable energy system, A Challenge from Sweden is being developed.

The identified areas are now renewable energy, energy storage and micro-grids as a result of the Intelligent Energy Management Challenge, as well as Sustainable Mobility as a Service.

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