Title of your hackathon challenge
Green IoT using the cities existing infrastructure and services
Describe your company
Sweco is the leading architecture and engineering consultancy in Europe. Our 14,500 engineers, architects and environmental experts plan and design the communities and cities of the future. Within the organization we also have IT consultants working to build the smart and connected society.
Sweco carries out tens of thousands of qualified services in the fields of consulting engineering, environmental technology and architecture each year in around 70 countries across the globe. Sweco is established in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Poland, Turkey and China. Sweco has projects currently underway in some 70 countries worldwide
Sustainabilty is core business to us and we have long expirience of planning the future of cities, attractive to people to live in and in the same time long term sustainable when it comes to environment, social and economical issues.
Describe your challenge
Smart Cities, Big Data and Internet of Things are all buzzwords of our time. But will the connected city also be a more sustainable city? And how can the existing infrastructure and services of the city today be used to create a green and environmental friendly urban development?
The future cities will definitely be more connected and data driven decisions will be made using sensors placed in the city. But until now it has been a lot of talk and visions and not so much real working projects in this area. The costs have been big and the benefits not in proportion to the results given.
But what if we could use new sensor technology together with existing infrastructure already available in the city? Could sensor driven data collection be possible in a more cost effective way and by that could help us make more data driven decisions and monitoring of the urban landscape? Today we have busses, trains and garbage trucks already moving around all over town that the city themselves have control over. What if the hade sensors on them, what kind of things could they measure and control? And what about bus stops, parking meters, lampposts? What could this object be used for when it comes to connectivity and sensor technology in order to make greener and more liveable cities.
Therefore we want you to help us find new affordable, smart and connected solutions for a better city environment.
What kind of data and facts can you offer the team to solve the challenge?
This is a conceptual challenge and therefor we don’t have any specific data for you. But we want the solutions to be realistic and based on technology available today that could be implemented in the city infrastructure tomorrow. So it’s important for the team to present ideas that really could be implemented for real and not are based on science fiction for the future.
ARRAY OF THINGS
SMART CITIZEN BOARD
AMSTERDAM SMART CITY
BARCELONA SMART CITY
GREEN IOT PROJECT IN UPPSALA:
What kind of solutions are you looking for?
We are looking for creative, innovative, brilliant, mind blowing and cost effective new ideas for using the latest sensor technology together with existing city infrastructure to make the city more sustainable and green.
How are you planning to take the best solutions further after the hackathon
The winning solution will be presented within Sweco to our top experts regarding smart and sustainable cities. We have leading experts in transport systems, environment, architecture and IT for urban development. Together with the winning team we will figure out in what way we can take the solution further to those municipalities, companies and organisations that want to take green sensor technology based on existing city infrastructure to the next level.
Name and contact info the teams can contact regarding the challenge
Jenny Carlstedt, Sweco, jenny.carlstedt[at]sweco.se
Kristofer Sjöholm, Sweco, kristofer.sjoholm[at]sweco.se, 070-784 35 17