Future Now Forum – Elevating Urban Innovation

  • 15-17 September
  • Konsert & Kongress, Linköping
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A meeting place and platform for pioneering sustainable solutions to the most urgent societal and environmental challenges of our time. Join us at the crossroads of innovation and collaboration.

Welcome to the European Rising Innovative City 2023

Future Now Forum is an arena for mixing innovation with collaboration to move forward in tackling today’s societal and environmental challenges. Future Now Forum brings together professionals in innovation practice and management, sustainability planning, urban development, policy-making, and technology to create change and inspire action together.

Who is it for?

Practitioners, innovators and decision-makers from both the public and private sector:

  • Cities and regions, driving innovation, sustainability, urban development, policy-making, and societal transformation,
  • Research institutions, economic development agencies, innovation hubs, universities, and key influencers/umbrella organisations,
  • Non-profits and NGOs focused on sustainable development,
  • Technology and innovation-driven enterprises tackling societal and sustainability challenges,
  • … And many more!

Why attend?

The conference brings together forward thinkers and doers from across Europe under one flag.

Exchange groundbreaking ideas and network with colleagues across borders. Bring home actionable insights and methods to make your city, community or organisation ready for the future.


Linköping, Sweden’s fifth largest city, was awarded as the European Rising Innovative City in the 2023 iCapital Award, a testament to its collaborative spirit involving the public sector, business, academia and civil society. This recognition, awarded by the European Commission, recognises Linköping’s innovative solutions to societal and environmental challenges and makes it a beacon of innovation in Europe. Inspired by this recognition, Linköping is hosting the Future Now Forum and inviting European cities to share their innovation journey as a strategy to address today’s challenges to growth, sustainability, and cooperation.

Breakout sessions

The breakout sessions offer an in-depth examination of the critical factors that earned Linköping the title of European Rising Innovative City. Engage directly with the visionaries and experience firsthand the innovations that define our city.

Breakout sessions where Linköping Science Park have a supporting role:

 Linköping – A safe city

How can we make urban spaces not only innovative but also life-enhancing for its inhabitants? Join us for an inspiring walking tour in the heart of the city to find out! Linköping Science Park will inform about the project Test Arena for Safety Creating Technologies

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