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.

How can the public sector make use of innovative startups?

How can the public sector make use of innovative startups?

Join us for a workshop designed for the public sector! Ignite Public is a program where innovative solutions from startups are matched with actors in the public sector to solve their specific challenges. The workshop will be held at Ignite Sweden Day, December 4.

How can we make waste management more effective in the smart city?

How can we make waste management more effective in the smart city?

We have a new tech partner! Retrofitting existing public waste containers with sensors can make waste management a lot more effective. Today, waste collectors spend half their time inspecting the bins. With the help of sensors, the time spent on this could effectively be removed, as the sensors would alert if they were getting full, […]

Smart Sensor Devices is measuring air quality in our testbed

Smart Sensor Devices is measuring air quality in our testbed

Smart Sensor Devices is a Stockholm-based company, offering sensors and a platform for IoT, focusing on giving customers the opportunity to customize IoT devices to their needs. According to Axel G. Hammar, CEO of Smart Sensor Devices, the opportunity to test their products in a real environment was what led them to Urban ICT Arena, […]

Stockholm Discovery

Stockholm Discovery

  In collaboration with Stockholm Discovery, we can offer our international guests an experienced guide who is initiated and has a long experience of our business. Marco Giertz has a is well involved in the innovation system and Kista Science City, and through the company Stockholm Discovery, he acts as a guide for approximately 50 […]

Event: Automation Day - airspace, air traffic control and people

Event: Automation Day – airspace, air traffic control and people

The Swedish Civil Aviation Administration (Luftfartsverket) invites you Automation Day in Urban ICT Arena on November 19 2019. The focus of the day will be on air traffic management, in particular in terms of safety and performance with people in mind. You will be able to meet researchers in a personal, interactive environment that shows results and solutions in several different areas.

Blog: Lessons learned about the smart bus stop

Blog: Lessons learned about the smart bus stop

The bus stop at Kistagången has played an important role in understanding how street furniture could house sensors and smart city technolgies. Are bus stops the best solution going forward?

Photos: Kista Data Day - co-creation arena in full fruition

Photos: Kista Data Day – co-creation arena in full fruition

Kista Data Day was held for the first time this year, and while we don’t necessarily want to brag, it can only be described as a success. The event was created to bring the public sector and IoT-companies together.

Urban Drone Testbed is now Stockholm UAM Lab

Urban Drone Testbed is now Stockholm UAM Lab

Urban Drone Testbed has been the name of our project related to the construction of what we previously called a “drone testbed”. In order to clarify the project’s mission and purpose, we have decided to change the name.

Local residents in Järva are generally positive towards drones

Local residents in Järva are generally positive towards drones

Based on a recent survey we can conclude that public opinion on the use of drones in Järva is mostly positive, with high openness and curiosity. This is a fantastic result for us – it means that the public is on board with our future plans!

Blog: Visiting EUROCONTROL, discussing Urban Air Mobility

Blog: Visiting EUROCONTROL, discussing Urban Air Mobility

An interesting visit to Brussels resulted in new insights into Urban Air Mobility. The term refers to vehicles in the city airspace – which can be large or small flying vehicles that are or aren’t manned. It can be velocopters, drones, helicopters or whatever airborne vehicle you can think of.

Blog: Cyber security from the ground up

Blog: Cyber security from the ground up

Our new Associated Partner has recently begun establishing an IoT security lab. Read more about how important it is to build cyber security from the ground up – it is essentially the most important part of any IT infrastructure.

Interview: Bumbee Labs showcasing their technology at KMD19

Interview: Bumbee Labs showcasing their technology at KMD19

Bumbee Labs is one of our Supporting Partners – and they were with us on Kista Mobility Day to showcase their technology. Their innovative solutions in geolocation data, indoor navigation, visit flow data could be of great use for the development of smart mobility in our cities. If we can understand how people move, we are able to plan our cities accordingly.

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.