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!
If you put different people together, amazing things can emanate from open, structured collaboration. If everyone is alike, they will invent the same thing over and over again. which was the case during Eureka Innovation Days in Helsinki in May 2018.
We have this new ERDF project Frontrunners together with Södertälje Science Park – Lean Production, KTH/Open lab – Design Thinking. In this project, we are going to visualize the innovation ecosystem for SMEs, helping them to take their innovations to market faster.
One sunny April morning in Kista about 30 people gathered deep inside Time Building in Kista to innovate the Smart Bus Stop. Interested in what conclusions we arrived at?
From science to policy and from policy to real world event. I had the honor to present Urban ICT Arena at the 4th Main CISMOB Interregional Event.
Is social media good or bad? Black or white? Our salvation or our doom?
Thanks to the relationship between THINGS and Urban ICT Arena, Åke and I got to experience Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona! It was actually Magnus Melander and his super cool team that incorporated us into their already excellent Swedish IoT SMSE. Check out the story!
If so, Urban ICT Arena is growing and we could sure use your support! Please read more and apply if you are up for the challenge! We need your application Monday the 5th of March at the latest.
During Urban ICT Arena Summit 2017, I realized how much we all have accomplished and it really moved me. We have reached over 60 projects, 40 partners and more than 20 start-ups. In short, success.
OK so you are interested in our Not Boring method? Here we go!
Hey, we are planning some things for 2018 around the concept of the Automagic City. And as a start we have written a manifesto for the Automagic City.
Check it out!
This week I would like to highlight one of our startups in Urban ICT Arena – Asteria. A FinTech company that has developed an engine that scans for cash flow improvements!
With the aim to create a certification program for different types of entities managing data generated by individuals!
This week I would like to highlight Anders Broberg – an ambitious, driven and thoughtful individual. Anders shares our love for a smart and connected city!
When everything is changing, moving and disrupting my existence, practicing yoga helps me cope with it all!
Who are the women disrupting, innovating and shaping the future of the UAS industry? Meet Helena Samsioe!
Rethinking logistics is a crucial factor for increasing the prerequisites for inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable urban design. This summer two students from Umeå Institute of Design, started a project for the strategic design group at Ericsson research.
Last summer I started to play Pokémon Go and got totally hooked, as y’all probably already know. Read about my experiences during the first year and find out why I think Niantic has accomplished something new and important that we should all learn from. /PGO 38 Mystic
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. 🙂
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.