Young Berliners will sketch out ideas on the future of work in Stockholm municipality Sundbyberg

The city of Sundbyberg scouts city development trends internationally and organizes a workshop with young people in Berlin to develop innovative ideas about the creative and flexible future work.

The concept is called Ideathon and will gather young people with different backgrounds, to meet and develop innovative ideas for tomorrow's urban environment. The Ideathon under the slogan “Hack the city” will be held on Saturday May 16 in Berlin between 13.00 and 21.00 pm. The aim is to take advantage of young people's ideas about the creative and flexible future work in Sundbyberg.

- We see these Ideathons as a way to scout trends and we want to be inspired by thoughts and phenomena that exist outside the borders of Sweden, says urban planning and development manager Catherina Fored.

All teams contributing at the Ideathon will compete for an award of € 2500. Details about the ideathon are available on

Hack the city Berlin (May 16, 1.00-9.00 pm): Lower East Lab, Waldemarstrasse 38, Kreuzberg, Berlin

Background: new city center in Sundbyberg
The railway tracks going through Sundbyberg will be relocated into a tunnel and the entire 30,000 sqm of land released will enable the development to unify the city with buildings and open spaces. The city of Sundbyberg want to create a sustainable city and an important part is how the future workplaces shall be designed. The ideathon take its starting point in several different questions: What is the future of work and what does work look like in 2030? Will there be a need for physical office spaces in the future or do people work in a more flexible way? What are you working with and what is your day like? How is the transformation affecting the city life and what attracts creative people of tomorrow to the city of Sundbyberg?

For more information, please contact:

Fredrik Holmberg, project communications officer, +46 8 706 65 67,

About Sundbyberg
The city of Sundbyberg is the second most densely populated municipality in Sweden, with a population of over 40,000 people - which will grow by 10,000 more in the coming years, in an area of nine square kilometers. Sundbyberg is one of the 26 municipalities in the county of Stockholm. In about 10 minutes you can get to Stockholm city, which has the country´s largest concentration of workplaces and services. The efficient public transportation and good opportunities for entrepreneurs make Sundbyberg one of Sweden´s most attractive places for both work and living.


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