In March we hosted 2 hands-on workshops to regional partners at the Smart City Summit & Expo showcasing Smart City Taipei and Amsterdam as leaders in developing IoT living labs. The second, wasßœœ a day-long workshop (outside the conference) to take a closer look at actual IoT business cases to co-create together. The aim of these two workshops are to demonstrate how simple, free & fun social experiments can be. They quickly validate assumptions to increase the value of potential business cases. Using quick- win prototyping strategies, municipalities and companies like Smart City Taipei can make decisions to better serve their clients and citizens. These types of “Living Lab” experiments illustrate how quickly produced insights can maximize value to its residents, tourists, and businesses!
20 students masters level business students of the E.ON Inhouse Consulting GmbH participated in the “real” business, financial or public applications of smart meters, smart grids, smart home or e-mobility. The objective of the workshop was to give student insights into what smart really can feel like in reality and what the broad market conditions (e.g. stakeholders, finance, business models, customer experience, sustainability) are. The focus of the workshop was to make smart meter and e-mobility as tangible and “feel able” as possible. During the day we conducted a hands-on approach to the latest smart energy transition trends including Blockchain, Microgrids, IoT, Smart Meters, Vehicle-to-Grid, Local Cooperatives, Democratised Grids and the business models behind them
Today there are over 40 “Living Labs” and hundreds of experiments, tests, pilots taking place in Amsterdam. On Friday, 25 January 2019 we asked Amsterdam’s policy makers, knowledge partners and community leaders a series of questions in a fun interactive pub quiz format entitled “Living Labs - New Years Resolution”. The event was divided into various ePolling sessions with the aim to capture and visualize the various interpretations, definitions and attitudes of todays living labs. Make your opinion count! If you want to add your voice to the discussion please visit www.CITIXL.com and take the quick-scan 5 minute survey.
No city is the same, but we all share common challenges and frustrations. The City Innovation Exchange Lab (CITIXL) provided a 90 minute hands-on workshop offering crash course pre-prototyping session to 1) identify a common civic problem, 2) brainstorm and map out viable solutions, and 3) identify the quick wins for further development in your home city! The CITIXL led a workshop for a Catalonian delegation to scope issues and help come up with some local challenges to start exploring solutions. We found the biggest problem in the region was Barcelona taking resources and talent away from surrounding communities. Facing this challenge by engaging local stakeholders, families, students, entrepreneurs and citizens seems to be a first step towards co-developing solutions.
The Netherlands is driving the future of mobility. Whether it’s smart, green or safe mobility, The Netherlands is home to many hotbeds of innovation and expertise ranging from car sharing, MaaS solutions, EV vehicles, autonomous driving living labs, smart traffic control systems and smart signs. In this workshop we invite city officials, planners, and other international mobility interest groups to learn the secrets the our success by offering simple, affordable and fast techniques to create a variety of smart mobility solutions.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to the latest technologies, techniques and tools to create simple affordable smart & green mobility solutions for their home cities or companies. This process will prove how quickly cities and companies can identify, solve and share viable “traffic" solutions globally. Those that attend are encouraged to take their solutions back to their home cities to demonstrate or develop further with their smart mobility partner(s).