EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organization driving Europe’s digital transformation. EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilizing a pan-European ecosystem of some 150 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.
In Sweden, our partners include Ericsson, KTH, Rise SICS, Kista Science City AB, STING (Stockholm Innovation and Growth), RISE ACREO, Stockholm University – Dept. of Computer and Systems Science, Lund University and Luleå University of Technology.
As a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Digital is focused on entrepreneurship and is at the forefront of integrating education, research and business by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs in our network of co-location centers in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, Budapest, Madrid and even in Silicon Valley.
EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Well-Being and Digital Infrastructure.
Our contribution to Urban ICT Arena:
One of the innovation activities that the EIT Digital Stockholm Node is a part of is the High Impact Initiative (HII) – Advanced Connectivity Platform for Vertical Segments (ACTIVE) which is a part of the Digital Infrastructure Action Line.
ACTIVE addresses the Internet-of-Things market, which currently is in its early stages, and dominated by domain-specific platforms, proprietary architectures and vertically divided technology silos. ACTIVE enables these divisions to be crossed by offering a unified approach consisting of end-to-end components and solutions with a special focus on connectivity, middleware, device management and privacy & security, which are provided as a set of APIs.
Although ACTIVE IoT platform is still under some final development and testing stages, as a supporting partner to Urban ICT Arena, we offer this platform to everyone who wishes to develop IoT applications. Using the platform is free of charge for all Urban ICT Arena partners. You can also contact us if you would like to help us test the platform in its current form and get a better understanding of the platform’s functionalities. You can read more about this platform here
In addition, EIT Digital Stockholm Node also has some office space available that can be used by partners or project applicants if they wish to use the ACTIVE IoT platform or for hosting meetings related to such activities.
We also welcome initiatives from Urban ICT Arena partners to propose co-organized (mini) events at our co-location center in the Electrum building.
Furthermore, we want to include all Urban ICT Arena partners in invitations to our seminars, calls for innovation collaborations, accelerator offers, talent scouting/matching, etc.