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Digital sustainability goals

Digital sustainability goals

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. 🙂

Guest Blogger: Linn Eliassen on a thesis about open innovation platforms & management

Guest Blogger: Linn Eliassen on a thesis about open innovation platforms & management

My name is Linn and I am a 26 year-old university student and I am today’s guest blogger on Petra’s blog. Throughout a course in open innovation, I studied the best way for businesses to manage open innovation and what they need to take in to consideration while using open innovation platforms.

Reflections from a Not Boring workshop

Reflections from a Not Boring workshop

Gabriel Marawgeh “I thought I had to get the smartest shelves on the market but soon realized that the focus should instead be on how everything else around the shelves can be smart and compatible with the technology of today as well of tomorrow.”

Partnering up with THINGS

Partnering up with THINGS

The first good news of the year is that THINGS & Urban ICT Arena have become partners! Read more about how this benefits the world!

Connecting with Ottawa!

Connecting with Ottawa!

Urban ICT Arena represented by Petra Dalunde & Claus Popp Larsen meets Dana Borschewski at Invest Ottawa to connect the dots!

What's more important than the UN Global Goals?

What’s more important than the UN Global Goals?

Groundbreaking presentation of Urban ICT Arena’s contribution to the UN Global Goals at the first Global Goals Lab event at the Golden Gate Club in Presidio of San Francisco organized by Quantified Planet. Insights from the SF Dept. of the Environment and Trollback + Company who have also done some very innovative and Not Boring work to support the Global Goals.

Urban ICT Arena visits Grow Smarter in Årsta

Urban ICT Arena visits Grow Smarter in Årsta

The Grow Smarter project in Årsta, part of the Stockholm City Smart Cities Lighthouse project, is testing smart street lighting. This testbed is installing new lampposts that are used as bases for sensors, mesh networks and mobile networks in order to test capabilities for dimming the lights when no one is around to save energy.

Not Boring 5G Bike in Almedalen

Not Boring 5G Bike in Almedalen

The Not Boring 5G Bike was at Almedalen Week and got to be the center of attention at panels, workshops and seminars about testbeds and digitalization. The great interest in testbeds but lack of activity in other testbeds illustrated the crucial role Urban ICT Arena has to play.

SMEs in Urban ICT Arena

SMEs and startups can benefit from Urban ICT Arena’s testbed, networks, partners, co-creation arena and display window. Key areas in which Urban ICT Arena needs to contribute to help SMEs involve the investor segment, startup funding, a pitch platform, public sector access and opening the door to SME ideas.

Blog post 24/4 2016

Blog post 24/4 2016

It is the eve of the launch of Urban ICT Arena’s website and there are very exciting times ahead, such as the first 5G-enabled driverless buses. The website launch would not have been possible without Markus Bylund @ SICS Swedish ICT and Rasmus Larsson @ Äktafejk.