Turku has implemented new technology which has significantly sped up the process of getting tested for COVID-19 and receiving the results. Artificial intelligence and robots are also useful for purposes such as counselling and organising vaccinations.
The City of Tampere in Finland has set the goal of becoming a forerunner for smart transport and autonomous mobility. One of the goals is to utilize automatic buses as part of the transport system. At the moment, a test area where companies can test and develop various smart transport solutions is being developed in the Hervanta area in southern Tampere.
How to support the development of healthy, inclusive, and green neighbourhoods in the Nordic cities? Five of the Nordic cities from the Nordic Smart City Network launched an open call seeking for agile pilots for this challenge to be piloted in three Nordic urban labs. The pilots have now been selected and they will be run with local urban labs in Helsinki, Vantaa and Stavanger.
Due to climate change and the increase of impermeable surfaces more stormwater is produced. In order to tackle this problem, the city of Bærum has started an innovative partnership and procurement process where a private supplier will have the opportunity to develop an innovative decision-making tool/software for stormwater management.
The Helsinki Innovation Districts project is based on the development carried out in recent years in the new smart city districts of Kalasatama and Jätkäsaari. The idea is to expand and scale up the best practices, learnings and ways of developing smart everyday life to new districts.
In collaboration with several partners the City of Oulu will implement a 5G pilot at Hiukkavaara school in Oulu. The pilot is part of the “Sustainable Future” theme of phenomenon-based learning and aims to deepen learning by enriching it through means enabled by new technologies.
A company’s competitive strength is built on competence, continuous learning, curiosity and openness to experimentation and new technologies. Under the 6Aika projects, companies, educational institutions, and the city have come together in all kinds of new ways.
Last week Syddjurs Municipality started collecting motion data for the Nordic Healthy Cities projects, Health Data. Until the summer vacations the municipality will collect motion data via wrist sensors from alle fourth graders in the municipality.
Through Building Dignity, The City of Bergen tries to concretize how the design and development of municipal buildings and properties can contribute to achieving the goal of an inclusive urban community.
Due to the world situation the digital event Internet Week Denmark (IWDK) will live up to its name this year as it is to be held completely virtually when the event runs from the 4th to the 9th of May.
Together with Design and Architecture Norway and a number of Nordic collaboration partners, The Nordic Smart City Network invites you to take part in the third, and final, digital workshop in the Nordic Smart City Vision initiative
The City of Stavanger in Norway will for the second time facilitate an agile piloting project. This time with the aim of challenging five companies to test new solutions that can contribute to making the archipelago a better tourist destination.
The City of Copenhagen’s Smart City incubator, Copenhagen Solutions Lab, have just finished a pan-European project with the aim of developing digital tools that can support the authorities’ decisions on introducing measures against Corona in the public space.
Today Nordic and Balitc technology startups are being invited to apply to a new challenge competition launched today, aimed at identifying innovative digital solutions to urban challenges that have become more urgent as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Nordic Smart City Network invites you to participate in their Healthy Livable Neighborhoods project kickoff webinar. Join to learn more about the project, green infrastructure and foodscapes in Nordic Cities
The Nordic Smart City Network has just now gained approval for the fifth project within the health project “Nordic Healthy Cities”. The project will be about sleep monitoring and the aim is to improve the sleep of residents with cognitive impairments at nursing homes in a cross Nordic collaboration. Together with the other four projects in the “Nordic Healthy Cities” this project will serve to improve health and the quality of life through data-driven development and new innovative practices.
Rasmus Malmborg is a Senior Innovation Advisor at Nordic Innovation and works with the Health, Demography and Quality of Life program.
We have had an inspiring talk with Rasmus about smart city visions and unique Nordic solutions to urban challenges.