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Market Buzz curated by Sensative

The World’s Smartest Cities and the Applications That Got Them There

While the Internet of Things has permeated many aspects of our daily lives and created a torrent of useful data, when implemented on a city-wide level, that’s where things get interesting for real estate. For the property industry, the biggest opportunities within the smart city revolution lie with smart buildings, which have the potential to improve efficiency levels by 15%–20% in the first year. Connected, smart buildings can reduce energy use, lower operating costs, prompt preventative maintenance and provide more […]

Sensatives take: Everyone starts somewhere. Usually, you start with a proof-of-concept vertical solution solving a specific need. The important thing is to avoid creating a silo where everything is locked-in. The real benefits come when you can re-use data and investments in hardware, communication, and platforms. When the new innovative services can operate across organizations and departments, and when those services generate real value to the citizens.

That’s when you start creating the real smart city.

When Smart City Initiatives Fail – and Why

12 factors that contributed to Smart City hardships.
In Bas Boorsma’s book, “A New Digital Deal. Beyond Smart Cities. How to Leverage Digitalization for the Benefit of our Communities” he has dedicated a chapter to lessons learned.

Sensative take: The failure often has an underlying reason; vertical solutions with locked-in data. This limits the usability of the harvested data, limits interoperability between organizations, prevents scalability, and limits access to legacy data and systems.

Lack of vision and architectural understanding is the real problem. The solution is horizontal open IoT, as provided by the Sensative Yggio platform.

A decade of smart city projects: What worked and what didn’t

Cities have learned that residents offer an important real-world reality check on tech-centric and data-driven work.

Lessons learned: It’s not about technology, apps, and flashy buzzwords. It’s about technology that works in real life solving real problems.

Towards the smart city of 2025 – Smart Cities World

From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

The next 5 years is very much about maturity;

  • Trials and POCs will become mainstream capabilities.
  • Massive IoT roll-outs enabled by LPWANs like NB-IoT and LoRaWan.
  • Cities will turn into ecosystems of the city, municipalities, regions, buildings, public spaces, utilities, companies, citizens. Multiple data owners and legal entities collaborating in a secure and controlled way for mutual benefits.
  • and more, highlighted in this article…
New Wave Of Smart Cities Has Arrived – And They’re Nothing Like Science Fiction

An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to shape the future of cities. But here, researchers from the nearby University of Nottingham are planning to launch a “deep farm” that could produce ten times as much food as farms above ground. Deep farms are an example of what the latest wave of smart cities look like: putting people first by focusing on solving urban problems and improving existing infrastructure, rather than opening shiny new buildings.

Smart City projects are becoming less flashy show-offs and are turning to solve real issues. By using the right technology in close cooperation with the city operation and the citizens, real progress is being made.

Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast.

Sensorer varnar för höga vattennivåer – UochD

Under lucka 14 i Future by Lunds julkalender berättas det om att man använder sensorer för att varna för höga vattennivåer i Malmö stad.

Ytterligare en intressant tillämpning på Sensatives IoT-plattform Yggio.

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