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Carina Aschan
Smart City Project manager -RUGGEDISED lead at City of Umea


Carina Aschan is a development strategist for city development in the city of Umeå in North Sweden. Umeå is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden and the goal and ambition for sustainability are high. Her Master’s degree sustainability and corporate economy and many years of experience in development projects business development is essential when building the partnership for the Smart City Umeå. Carina is also the project manager for the Smart City Lighthouse project RUGGEDISED, which is a partnership project between Umeå, Glasgow and Rotterdam and several research and business partners. Carina is passionate about the development of the smart and sustainable city in co-creation with the city stakeholders and the citizens.

Agenda Sessions

  • Building with sensors, smart control systems and data: How the City of Umea became smarter with smart energy

  • Preparing for future energy trends: energy storage and renewable energy sources