Next stop, Royal Djurgården. The future of public transport has arrived at Stockholm’s green oasis. Today, a new bus route has been inaugurated where a self-driving, electric minibus connected to 5G will traffic visitors during September. HRH Prince Daniel was among the dignitaries to attend the official inauguration ceremony outside Tekniska museet.
Drones could be used for everything from delivering goods to inspecting bridges or mapping traffic patterns. However, drones could be a potential safety risk – what happens if they stop function while airborne? Urban ICT Arena is one of the participating partners in an EU study on how to address security-related threats that comes with drones in an urban setting.
One of the biggest concerns during the current pandemic has been overcrowding – in public transport, in malls or at the beach. Bumbee Labs, one of Urban ICT Arena’s partners, provides analytics and predictions on crowd data by capturing anonymous Wi-Fi signals in smart mobile phones.
Together with other innovation clusters in the Nordics, Urban ICT Arena is founding the Nordic Drone Initiative. This project will strengthen the ties between the different clusters and help companies working with drones to learn from neighbors and form new alliances.
Our way of working has been forever changed due to the coronavirus. But as Swedes are preparing for yet another season of working from home, others are preparing for the day when we can return to our offices. Smart Sensor Devices is anticipating an increased focus on smarter and safer offices.
During spring we held the first edition of our new network series Elevate 2030. In the first run eight companies with cutting edge solutions for sustainable cities joined the program. During seven meetings focused on themes such as sustainable business models,...
Through their collaboration with Urban ICT Arena the city district administration in Rinkeby-Kista has recently joined the programme Ignite Public. The goal is to find new solutions and perspectives to the administration’s challenges and needs by working with startups.
Urban ICT Arena is continuing to grow its cluster of companies in smart cities by attracting more partners. During spring 2020, several companies within traffic analysis and mapping have joined the arena. These companies add new values to the arena and strengthen Urban ICT Arena’s position as a cluster within mobility and IoT.
What was an exhibition in Washtington D.C. has now become a digital exhibition that features some of Sweden’s most innovative mobility companies and organisations, including Urban ICT Arena and our partners Univrses, Edeva, Bumbee Labs and Norrsidans Innovation.