The Stockholmer Podcast

Meet the most innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. All episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.


S3 E12 | The high school dropout leading a green revolution

Hjalmar Nilsonne is the CEO of green gadget company Watty, which raised more than 3 million dollars in 2016 and was recently listed as among the 100 hottest startups in Europe by Wired magazine. The company makes a gadget that helps users save money on domestic energy bills and cut down on carbon emissions. But by tracking when things are switched on or not, it's also transforming the way customers interact with their homes, from checking they remembered to turn off their hair straighteners, to checking up on kids who claim they haven't spent the day gaming. In this episode Hjalmar shares his journey and his hopes for the future. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on


 2017-11-21  16m