Kista Science City and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Stockholm University organized an open lecture by Micheala Magas last week. The lecture was a part of The Internet of Things and Smart Communities series aiming to take the pulse of new opportunities for innovation and creative industries. This is a topic of interest for everyone who would like to contribute to and shape the future of services in smart cities.
Petra had the privilege of hosting Michela Magas, the EU Woman Innovator of the Year 2017, in the Kista Science City Office and presenting Urban ICT Arena. Michaela seemed to enjoy the presentation and shared a bit of her experience of innovation within triple or quadruple helix with us. One of Michaela’s focal points was the importance of supporting and protecting the IP rights of startups and students. We talked a bit about how it would be interesting to attract the legislative business segments into this type of collaboration and see what kind of projects and/or contributions their presence would generate.
Michela also had the coolest business card we have ever seen. It is made of thin metal and can be used as bass tuner. Wow!