mClusters conference in Kalmar & Västervik
Sweden 9-10 September 2007
The Kalmar region has since 1997 been a pilot region in reorganising the public sector, through the use of IT and new technologies for collaboration between the public sector and private enterprises to enhance the offerings for citizens in the Kalmar country
Håkan Brynjolfson of the Kalmar Regional Council underlined the counties strategy to provide 24Mbit fibre-based Internet structure almost everywhere in the country, and 8 Mbits Wimax in the north-eastern part of the country. The digital infrastructure is part of a wider strategy to transform Kalmar county into a leading “digital society”, focusing the resources in the county on how to develop applications and use the existing infrastructure to create a leading environment of high-technology companies to prosper in an area with a high engagement of the public sector and citizens as lead-markets.