Dear all, thank you for a fantastic beginning of 2017! Urban ICT Arena has now been open for 6 months and what journey we have taken. We wish you very Not Boring Holidays and are looking forward to an exciting and successful autumn and winter 2017!
The extensive Vinnova-application Open Innovation for Industry has been granted and now nine innovation projects are starting in the open testbed Urban ICT Arena.
A 5G-connected car is tested in Urban ICT Arena, a collaboration between the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Scania and Ericsson. A few kilometers from Kista, the vehicle, runs around a track and the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet got the chance to testdrive the car and published a article about the experience.
In the beginning of June pupils from Thorhildplans secondary high school met with high level staff from Universities and Cisco from Australia and New Zeeland in Kista Mentorspace.
We work towards digital sustainability goals in Urban ICT Arena. Every project run in the open testbed has to be related to them. Though, there is no requirement that they all are fulfilled – yet. 🙂
Our extensive Vinnova application Open Innovation for Industry has been granted and now nine innovation projects are starting up in open testbed Urban ICT Arena. The long-term goal of the project is to increase innovation collaboration between large and small companies, paving the way for Swedish industry to be in the digital forefront and to create new jobs in growing companies.
GLOBHE is a drone service company providing new perspectives and solutions for smart societies. GLOBHE helps companies and organizations bring drones into their work to improve mapping, imaging, real time information, data collection or cargo transportation.
Urban ICT Arena welcomes Globhe as new Supporting Partner to Urban ICT Arena. At Urban ICT Arena, GLOBHE launches Urban Drone Lab in the Urban ICT Arena and will be providing drones and drone software for testbed activities.
At the Urban Drone Lab the potential positive use cases of drones will be developed, tested and showcased within areas such as environment, health, digitization and autonomous transportation. The testbed will be open to public and private actors to develop and test drone services and applications relevant to their business, operations or research.
The Founding Partner RISE ICT /Acreo has gotten approved funding for the #NotBoring project Fair data! that will take place in Urban ICT Arena 2017-2019. The goal of the project is to create business development based on user data which promotes trust from legislative, ethical and business requirements and thereby lay the foundation for a privacy certification.
The 16th of May there is RISE Innovation Day in Gothenburg! I am fortunate enough to have gotten a slot and present Urban ICT Arena there. My main message in this context is that digitalization is 15 % about tech and 85 % about organization and mindset.
On 22-23 of November, we invite you to a vibrant meeting place where organizations, authorities, active practitioners and stakeholders for the first time can gather and exchange knowledge, ideas and services. The Electrum Foundation and Urban ICT Arena is supporting the Smart Cities conference and our very own Petra Dalunde is one of the speakers.
Are you a freelance developer working for multiple clients? Or developing the next start-up killer app? Or working on appealing web and mobile front-end applications to be integrated with your enterprise’s back-end applications? IBM Bluemix is what you need then! IBM Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud based, innovation platform for building, running and managing applications.
The city of the future is often described as smart and sustainable. Together with Dana Borschewski from Invest Ottawa, Claus Popp Larsen, Head of Urban Life at RISE ICT and Christina Öhman, Director of Business Development at RISE, we will talk about what kind of tools we need to make cities smart and sustainable. And, in addition, how to foster an ecosystem that encourages innovation.