From big data to smart data

From big data to smart data

Watch this short animated film on how we can create a smarter use of data in our cities!

Initiators – driving spirits

Initiators – driving spirits

Catalysts with the strength to challenge old truths in a resistant environment. They are rare and hard to find!

Quad helix – Easy to say, hard to do

Quad helix – Easy to say, hard to do

In a quad helix, industry, academia and the public sector develop things with citizens. In theory this sounds obvious, but as soon as you want it to happen IRL, things tend to get complicated!

Frontrunners for sustainable Innovation

Frontrunners for sustainable Innovation

Frontrunners for Sustainable Innovation will make it easier for SMEs to benefit from the specialized testing and demonstration environments in the Stockholm region.

Not Boring 5G Bike

Not Boring 5G Bike

The world’s first 5G Bike developed by students and industrial partners in Kista Mentorspace is revolutionizing Kista. The Not Boring 5G Bike is the sidekick of Petra Dalunde and serves as a rolling wireless LAN access point, HTTP server, data center, Bluetooth device, and Internet of Things platform.

Testbed

Testbed Overview

Urban ICT Arena’s open testbed gives Project Owners open access to Stokab’s dark fiber, S:t Erik Kommunikation’s WiFi and IP/Ethernet access, Ericsson’s 5G network, Intel/Connode’s 6LoWPAN mesh network, Telia’s WiFi, and more.

About us

About us

Kista is home to one of the leading ICT clusters in the world thanks to triple helix collaboration under the Electrum Foundation. Urban ICT Arena was created to futureproof Sweden and meet new requirements of digitalization in urban environments.

Blog: Meeting our first US partner

Blog: Meeting our first US partner

We have a new Associated Partner! Read more about how we met Brent from Florence, Arizona and why it is one of the most interesting towns in the US.

Florence, AZ - Our New Associated Partner

Florence, AZ – Our New Associated Partner

Our new Associated Partner is located in the middle of the desert – and is one of the most interesting towns in the US. Florence inhabits 32.000 and is working hard with new approach to achieve great results as a smart city. 

Photos: Kista Mobility Day - what a success!

Photos: Kista Mobility Day – what a success!

Thanks to all our partners for joining us for the most exciting day of the year! The day was filled with thrilling new technology, from autonomous vehicles to augmented reality and robots playing Connect Four. Relive the day through our photos.

Interview: Comparing NB-IoT and LoRaWan

Interview: Comparing NB-IoT and LoRaWan

We have interviewed Rong Du from KTH about the current project in our testbed, where a comparison between NB-IoT and LoRaWAN is made – the project is coming along nicely!

Blog: Legal design and fair data

Blog: Legal design and fair data

Is it possible to increase acceptance for data collection with the use of design language? Could the term “Legal design” be the key to shaping a more transparent use of policies and laws – and make it less boring?

Blog: Urban Drone Testbed Update

Blog: Urban Drone Testbed Update

The challenges of constructing a drone testbed in an urban environment are becoming clear – but setting up a testbed in “the most dreaded place for drones” is half the fun!

Kista Mobility Day 2019

Kista Mobility Day 2019

Join us on June 12 for a showcase for the future of city mobility – including autonomous vehicles, 5G enabled technology and much more.

Blog: The Importance of IRL Meetings

Blog: The Importance of IRL Meetings

Why IRL meetings has become more and more important in a digitalized world and how to handle it.

Smart Locks is progressing

Smart Locks is progressing

Two weeks ago, there was a proof of concept for the Smart Locks project just outside of our office.

Student Proposals for Urban Innovation in Kista

Student Proposals for Urban Innovation in Kista

Master’s students in the Urban Infrastructure course at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology were asked to develop imaginative and creative proposals for the Urban ICT Arena through a combination of technological innovation and urban development.

Comparing NB-IoT and LoRa WAN - a project in the testbed

Comparing NB-IoT and LoRa WAN – a project in the testbed

A number of students of KTH are studying the differences and comparing NB-IoT and LoRaWan in the Urban ICT Arena for their master thesis.

City as a Platform (CaaP)

City as a Platform (CaaP)

How can we create a smarter use of sensors in our cities?