IoT for Social Challenges in Public Activities

Reference number 2018-03652
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE - Energi och cirkulär ekonomi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 5 740 784
Project duration November 2018 - January 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture 2018-02414-en
Call 2018-02476-en

Purpose and goal

The project´s goal is to set up a functional test bed for IoT applications with a focus on public activities over a two-year period. Where service and application developers and application owners can test their new services and applications. There should be developed business models and processes for development, integration, testing and operation of IoT services in public organizations and a first concept regarding the coordination benefits that IoT and information sharing across organizational boundaries in public organizations can provide.

Expected results and effects

The establishment of a sustainable ecosystem for IoT services in private and public organizations. The test bed serves as a venue for service developers, operators, users, researchers and students to meet and exchange experience and knowledge in the field. That the test bed favors technology development and innovation to meet the global societal challenges in a local context, as this is crucial for creating the equality of the future, good and environmentally-friendly habitat in which the city meets the countryside.

Planned approach and implementation

The test bed has a steering group led by Halmstad Stadsnät, chairman plus another representative while other project partners have one representative, and that the municipality of Halmstad is represented by the Head of Digitalization. The test bed is operated as an open incubator where actors can test services and applications. Three of the project partners are pilots, these pilots are a way to anchor the test bed in Halmstad municipality and startup the test bed. The pilots are also used for marketing the test bed and for evaluating future orientation and upgrading of the test bed.

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