The Alexandra Institute // Application Areas // Smart City

Smart City

Application

Smart City

We help local authorities, private companies and public organisations unlock the potential of smart cities.

We provide expertise to cities all over the world. Our aim is to create sustainable business-oriented solutions that are attractive to customers, citizens and society.

Examples of our services in the field of Smart City:
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Use of open data

Use of open data

Data-driven innovation

Smart cities are driven by the data we can collect about the city via smartphones and sensors.

 

We understand the opportunities and value that open data can bring to public and private organisations. We develop prototypes and provide technical advice on all smart city applications and services.
 

The use of open data is not sector- or industry-specific. Collaboration across traditional industries can lead to valuable partnerships. An example is Open Data Aarhus – a partnership between the City of Aarhus, Central Denmark Region, Aarhus University and the Alexandra Institute as well as a number of entrepreneurs, associations and small enterprises.  

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Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Sensor technology
Infrastructure
New services

Have you talked to your city today? It has talked to you! You constantly communicate with your city, and every move you make produces data about your consumption, your activities and who you communicate with.

 

What is the appropriate pace to introduce the Internet of Things? Should we introduce new processes for how to implement new technology in critical infrastructures and services? What are the ethical implications of putting up sensors in our surroundings?

 

Contact us to learn more. We have technical knowledge and practical experience of collecting and using data from connected devices in the city.

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Citizen involvement

Citizen involvement

Workshop
Prototyping
New services

We use special workshop techniques to generate new ideas and concepts for smart city products, services and business models.  

 

We involve end users and other relevant stakeholders, including developers.

 

We test, develop and evaluate prototypes in collaboration with potential end users. We evaluate the forecasted impact of a given technology and service. The evaluation is both qualitative and quantitative when possible and relevant. 

The core principle of smart cities is to add a digital layer to the infrastructure of a city and make data about the city available to citizens, policy-makers and companies. How to people use the city? What would be the impact of a specific initiative on the environment? How do we optimise waste management and resource consumption? And last but not least: how do we involve citizens in the process?  

Smart meters, cashless payment and smart street lighting are examples of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. But we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. In the future, IoT will revolutionise our everyday lives as the digital transformation will enable us to measure and control almost everything in our surroundings. 

Smart cities are driven by the data we can collect about the city via smartphones and sensors.

 

We understand the opportunities and value that open data can bring to public and private organisations. We develop prototypes and provide technical advice on all smart city applications and services.
 

The use of open data is not sector- or industry-specific. Collaboration across traditional industries can lead to valuable partnerships. An example is Open Data Aarhus – a partnership between the City of Aarhus, Central Denmark Region, Aarhus University and the Alexandra Institute as well as a number of entrepreneurs, associations and small enterprises.  

Have you talked to your city today? It has talked to you! You constantly communicate with your city, and every move you make produces data about your consumption, your activities and who you communicate with.

 

What is the appropriate pace to introduce the Internet of Things? Should we introduce new processes for how to implement new technology in critical infrastructures and services? What are the ethical implications of putting up sensors in our surroundings?

 

Contact us to learn more. We have technical knowledge and practical experience of collecting and using data from connected devices in the city.

We use special workshop techniques to generate new ideas and concepts for smart city products, services and business models.  

 

We involve end users and other relevant stakeholders, including developers.

 

We test, develop and evaluate prototypes in collaboration with potential end users. We evaluate the forecasted impact of a given technology and service. The evaluation is both qualitative and quantitative when possible and relevant. 

Smart cities change our everyday lives completely. We help you seize the opportunities!

Contact us
The Alexandra Institute version 2
IT-byen Katrinebjerg
Åbogade 34
8200 Aarhus N
+45 70 27 70 12
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