WELCOME TO CURIOSUM (former Sliperiet)
In April 2019, Sliperiet changed it´s name to Curiosum and
merged with the science center Umevatoriet. This autumn we will
take the next step. and together with our tenants move into the
renewed premises of Sliperiet at Arts Campus at Umeå
In 2020 Curiosum will open. A new science center, to inspire
young and old with science and technology. We believe curiosity can
change the world.
Look out for our new website coming soon!
Sharing city collaboration started in Umeå
The project Sharing City Umeå wants to build trust among
the citizens of Umea by making them share, borrow and rent more
from each other, and thereby jointly create added value for a
sustainable development. On October 30, Umea municipality organized
a workshop at Sliperiet at Umeå university to start up
collaborations and development of ideas for sharing services that
can be implemented in the next three years. A total of 40 people
from Umea University, private companies and public sector
participated in the event.
The focus of the workshop was to start collaborations between
different stakeholders in Umea, generate new sharing ideas, as well
as to map planned investments that can be upgraded through Sharing
Cities. Laura Vidje, Esam, coordinator of Sharing City Umeå,
summarizes the workshop as follows:
- We have started an important
effort to create sharing services, services that will facilitate
the sharing of for example products, tools and premises among the
citizens of Umea. The interest is large among the participating
organizations. We hope that the workshop will lead to new
organizational models where non-profit organizations, private
companies and the public sector jointly create sharing services
that consider the needs of the citizens.
Sharing City Umea is part of the national program, Sharing
Cities, which will last 2018-2020. Its purpose is twofold.
Firstly, to put Sweden on the map as a country that actively and
critically works with sharing economy in the cities. Secondly to
develop world-leading innovations for sharing economics in Umea,
Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
- We hope the program will
contribute to sustainable development in Umea, focusing on reduced
environmental impact, increased trust between people, and increased
gender equality. This can be achieved by engaging more citizens to
share, rent and borrow from each other. In the long run we want to
create an active exchange of experiences with other cities,
nationally and internationally, says Laura Vidje.
An important part of the project is to evaluate the new sharing
services. In that work, Umeå University will play an active role.
according to Laura Vidje.
Johan Sandström, contact person for Sharing City Umeå
Laura Vidje, Esam, coordinator of Sharing City Umeå
Do you want to know more?
Visit Sharing Cities Sweden's website https://www.vinnova.se/p/sharing-cities-sweden/
for information about the national program.
"The currency of the new economy is trust", a TED Talk that
explains the relationship between trust between people and sharing