SMART CITY THINKING CHALLENGES THE STATUS QUO OF MANAGING CITIES. IT REQUIRES POLITICAL COURAGE AND A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PUBLIC MANAGEMENT TO CREATE EFFICIENCIES AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH. THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED BY INVOLVING BUSINESSES, KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTIONS AND CITIZENS MORE DEEPLY IN CREATING SMART URBAN SOLUTIONS.
Copenhagen, like many other large cities, suffers from massive problems with congestion and flash floods; this and the ambitious climate targets are reasons for the need to rethink how the city’s solutions are structured in new smart ways, such as the utilization of big data and new technologies.
The Copenhagen Solutions Lab will be a new governing body for smart city projects across all sectors in the city and will have focus on creating triple helix partnerships. Copenhagen Solutions Lab will lead the implementation of innovation and smart city development in close collaboration with knowledge institutions and companies as well as citizens. New ITS solutions, reduced carbon emissions, implementation of sensors that create real time data and information on current situations in the city and the build up and architecture of a new ‘Big Data Digital Infrastructure Platform’ that shares data across public and private sectors will all be working focus points within the Lab.
Photo: Opening of Copenhagen Street Lab by Morten Kabell, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs, Copenhagen In the last couple of weeks we have – together with our partners – been... Read more
Last Monday June 6th we kickstarted the SELECT for Cities project here in Copenhagen with a face-to-face meeting at the City Hall. A great day with a lot of feedback from nearly 60 participants,... Read more
Right now, Street Lab is busy with the last preparations for the official opening on June 8. The photo shows the installation of an access point at City Hall Square. At the opening, several Smart... Read more
Dear all SELECT for Cities followers! The first SELECT for Cities Open Market Consultation (OMC) event is just around the corner! It will take place in Antwerpen May 24th. Latest news: Digipolis... Read more
Our SELECT for Cities event in Copenhagen is open for registrations! JOIN OUR EVENT IN COPENHAGEN ON JUNE 6TH Register here We hope to see all interested small and big companies from around the... Read more
Vær med til at åbne det nye fede værksted og makerspace UNDERBROEN til sommer! Læs mere om eventet her: INVITATION UNDERBROEN 2016 ... Read more
Demonstrating Smart Parking solutions A cornerstone in the Street Lab is the demonstration of Smart Parking solutions that support the City’s vision related to improving sustainable urban mobility... Read more
Together with Gate 21, the cities of Copenhagen, Albertslund and Frederikssund will host a Smart City conference on the 6th-8th of June. The Smart City conference “Copenhagen Smart... Read more
Omkring den 1. maj åbner værkstedet UnderBroen under Langebro i et af TMF’s gamle værksteder ved Danhostel. Det bliver et såkaldt fablab, hvor man kan arbejde med fysiske produkter i... Read more
Det gør den nemlig! – læs meget mere om dette i dagens to aviser her: http://www.business.dk/digital/den-smarte-by-rykker-ind-paa-raadhuspladsen Og her:... Read more
Hitachi is building an innovative platform for the city of Copenhagen. This project will contribute to Copenhagen’s ambitious goal of becoming the first carbon neutral city in 2025. It will also... Read more
On the 21st of January Copenhagen Solutions Lab participated in the 3rd edition of the Connected Smart Cities Conference in Brussels. The conference is developed to support the Open &... Read more
The city of Copenhagen is looking for Smart Parking solutions to test in the streets of Copenhagen (inner city) to make better use of the existing parking space capacity. Therefore, the city of... Read more
Cities of Antwerpen, Copenhagen and Helsinki open an innovation challenge for the European companies: How can the cities reinvent themselves as linked and large-scale “Internet of... Read more
Putting People First in the Cities of Tomorrow 28 October 2015. The 50th anniversary of close bilateral ties between Singapore and Denmark In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the bilateral... Read more
Vær blandt de første til at udvikle innovative data-værktøjer til små og mellemstore virksomheder. Den bedste løsning honoreres med 100.000 kr. Flere små og mellemstore virksomheder skal have... Read more
Autumn has come to Copenhagen, so have a look at this little video, which takes you back to summer in Fæstningens Materialgaard and Sprout Talent Week – a collaboration between us and Danish... Read more
Er du interesseret i fremtidens intelligente byudvikling? Vil du gerne vide mere om Københavns Kommunes arbejde med digitale teknologier for at lave bedre services til dig som borger? Vil du være... Read more
D. 15. september inviterer Indre By Lokaludvalg til borgermøde om alle de spændende aktiviteter i området omkring Vester Voldgade og Frederiksholms Kanal, og du er inviteret. Copenhagen Solutions... Read more
Is your company, research institution or organization experts in image recognition software or digital weighing technology? Then we would like to meet you! Alternatively, should you know someone... Read more
Together with the Danish Architecture Centre we would like to invite everyone interested on the future of cities to join ‘Talent Week’ for five days of hacks, labs and talks for a smarter... Read more
Sommeren er over os og de første sikre tegn på det viste sig på solskinsøen Bornholm, hvor Folkemødet løb af stablen. Cph Solutions Lab var på Folkemødet som en del af teltet ‘Sammen... Read more
Together with Climate-KIC, we have just finished the first Copenhagen Climathon – and it was 24 engaging, challenging and productive hours here at the Copenhagen Solutions Lab. Around 30... Read more
Copenhagen Solutions Lab was invited to City Innovate conference in San Francisco to present the triple helix model for making Copenhagen a smart city. The triple helix consists of research... Read more
For the Smart City Street Lab we are looking for solution providers within smart parking to test and demonstrate their solutions in the Inner City test area. In it, multiple use cases and the... Read more
We’re hosting the Copenhagen Climathon 2015, and we invite everyone interested in finding new ways of using technologies and data to support a more climate-friendly behaviour in cities!... Read more
We have been working with several other innovative municipalities across Denmark, to launch a collective open data platform from Danish cities: http://www.opendata.dk/ Great to work collaboratively... Read more
Vi i Cph Solutions Lab glæder os til Folkemøde 2015, hvor vi inviterer til to debatter om fremtidens intelligente by – vi håber at se rigtig mange til debatterne og til en snak i vores telt... Read more
Digital platforms can make it easier for city actors to engage in development – formally and informally. Citizens, businesses and organisations can quickly mobilize, both to influence local... Read more
Danish Business Authority and Alexandra Institute, together with a series of partners, including Copenhagen Solutions Lab, invite to ‘Smart City Hackathon 2015’ on the 29th-30th of May... Read more
The change towards digital payment of parking tickets is making the old parking ticket vending machines obsolete – so what to do with the 800 machines covering the entire city? We... Read more
Copenhagen Solutions Lab inviterer strategiske beslutningstagere i teleselskaber, fiberudbydere og forsyningsselskaber til dialogmøde d. 25. marts 2015 kl. 13-15 om infrastruktur til Smart City... Read more
Do you or your company work with new welfare technologies? Do you need a test site for trying out your solutions in real life? On the 17th of December the Living Lab Strandvejen has opened for... Read more
CSL and our projects have received quite some attention in Danish media in the past few weeks – read and listen along here: Listen to Morten Kabell, Mayor of Technical and Environmental... Read more
Copenhagen Solutions Lab is proud to announce that our Copenhagen Connecting project has been awarded the prestigious World Smart Cities Award in... Read more
As a modern philanthropist, Realdania is a change agent!
For Realdania, philanthropy is about being socially responsible and accepting the risks that come with being a first mover. Realdania want to initiate and promote ideas and practical solutions in the built environment that have the capacity to drive development and change. Projects that reach beyond “bricks and mortar” to create positive change for people.
As a large member-based organization Realdania seek close collaboration with other civil society organizations and NGO’s as well as key players within the public and private sector in construction and architecture. That gives Realdania the knowledge and the capacity to identify essential challenges in society and respond with projects that create long-term solutions.
The Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) is Denmark’s national centre for the development and dissemination of knowledge about architecture, building and urban development.
The DAC’s core funding is provided by a public-private partnership between Realdania and the Danish government. The government is represented by: the Danish Ministry for Business and Growth, the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Danish Ministry of the Environment, and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building.
The Technical University of Denmark, DTU, is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, and continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop their partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.
Research from DTU spans several areas relevant to smart city development, from research in intelligent traffic systems to climate and energy-efficient green solutions, and students from DTU actively participate in the development of new solutions based on public data, through hackathons and other open events.
Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and leading provider of IT consulting and managed services, has been chosen to build a first-of-its-kind Big Data platform for the City of Copenhagen. The integrated platform is expected to establish a city data marketplace for the sale and purchase of data between businesses and is one of the first times public data and private data volunteered by businesses and citizens will be combined. Hitachi Consulting intends to work together with the City of Copenhagen, Capital Region, the Danish cluster organization, CLEAN, and a consortium of alliance partners, to develop this Big Data Platform.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
Copenhagen Solutions Lab is the City of Copenhagen’s incubator for smart city initiatives. We work cross-departmental with the City’s administration and in partnership with local and international companies and knowledge institutions to create and test new ideas, technologies and solutions to real urban challenges, and create new ways to relate to urban planning and the built environment.
We are always happy to hear from people, who work with or are interested in smart city. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marius is the manager of Copenhagen Solutions Lab. He has been working with the development and positioning of Denmark as a leading provider of smart city solutions since the country hosted the UN Climate Change Conference in 2009. Marius has a background in social science and has published books, articles and opinion pieces on subjects such as green economy, place branding and public private partnership.
In Copenhagen Solutions Lab Marius is responsible for program management, strategy development and partnerships.
Get in touch with Marius on email@example.com and +45 21 93 65 20.
Rikke is the project leader of Street Lab, the City of Copenhagen’s public-private innovation partnership with Cisco, TDC and Citelum, to create a living laboratory for testing and developing new digital solutions to urban challenges in the heart of Copenhagen. Rikke has worked with open data since 2008, to increase the innovative use and reuse of public data, enhance transparency and growth – and now she strives to employ her knowledge of data, digital infrastructure, internet of things and smart city in a sustainable, intelligent and responsible urban planning in Copenhagen.
Rikke has a background in philosophy and urban studies, and has a great interest in how digital technologies and data affect the city and its citizens and how this dynamic can be actively used in urban planning. She is an inspiring and engaged speaker on the future city.
Get in touch with Rikke on firstname.lastname@example.org and +45 51 81 07 23.
Frans is responsible for technical and data issues in Copenhagen Soultions Lab. Frans comes from a project management and Big Data background in private sector consulting. Frans has an engineering background and has done training and consultancy for more than 20 years.
Get in touch with Frans on email@example.com and +45 40 72 72 33
Rasmus is working with the development of Street Lab and collaboration between national and international living labs. He has experience from both the private and public sector with urban development and all aspects of smart cities including policy, strategy, project development & management as well as stakeholder management and partnerships. Rasmus has a background in Philosophy and Human-Computer Interaction.
Get in touch with Rasmus at firstname.lastname@example.org or +45 61 68 68 50.
Cecilie is the Danish Project Manager of the EU Horizon 2020 Project SELECT for Cities, which aims to create large-scale Internet of Everything Labs across European cities. Cecilie has a background in international business development and innovation from the corporate sector and the tech startup scene, and she has a strong interest in how technologies can be used to make the cities smarter and more sustainable.
Get in touch with Cecilie on email@example.com and +45 23 62 05 36
Tina is an experienced project manager and has worked with energy and environmental issues with a focus on citizen participation for more than 20 years. The last four years she has been working on smart city projects in the City of Copenhagen. She has been project lead of smart urban lab in Nordhavn in the EU-project Transform (2012-15). She has great experience with cooperation with private partners and academia. She has hold the position as Head of energy consultant department and worked with marketing and communication in Greater Copenhagen Utility (HOFOR).
Background: IPMA level C certified, IAA Diploma market communication, Bachelor of commerce in marketing and Bachelor of nutrition and health.
Tina works together with Hitachi on the City Data Exchange and the EU-project Select for cities together with Helsinki and Antwerpen.
Get in touch with Tina on firstname.lastname@example.org and +45 20 29 14 08
Kim has a background with Urban development in Denmark and Urban Management in the Netherlands. The last four years he has worked with smart city strategies and smart city initiatives in Copenhagen. Kim combines his experience from previous jobs in the planning department for the inner city of Copenhagen and the department for digitalisation into tranforming the smart city visions and strategies of Copenhagen into real solutions.
Kim coordinates the smart city initiatives in the smart city project board. The citys seven administrations and various living labs are represented.
He also works on conferences, privacy issues and other smart city projects
Get in touch with Kim on email@example.com and + 45 26 11 28 34
Sara is the student assistant of Copenhagen Solutions Lab – so she makes a mean coffee in the office. She is also responsible for writing about Copenhagen Solutions Lab’s activities, facilitating meetings and workshops as well as answering enquiries and other ad hoc tasks.
Currently, she is enrolled in a masters program of Digital Innovation and Management at the IT University of Copenhagen. Sara has a background in Techno-Anthropology (Technology and Anthropology).
Get in touch with Sara on firstname.lastname@example.org