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.
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.
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.
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!
Why IRL meetings has become more and more important in a digitalized world and how to handle it.
Let me introduce you to the Lasagna Model – which is the Swedish way to present the complex constitution of digitalization and connectivity infrastructure in several horizontal layers.
Eli Technology’s software solution enables public safety, protects the privacy of the individual and does this within existing infrastructure and legislation.
Catalysts with the strength to challenge old truths in a resistant environment. They are rare and hard to find!
This month has convinced me that what the majority of us think is tomorrow’s technology is already here – in and around Kista. Although technology is moving ahead, policies are often lagging behind.
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!
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!