Danish Smart City Solutions Exported to Asia

EIT Climate-KIC and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) work together on taking Nordic solutions to Singapore through smart city labs. The goal is to create cities that are good to live in.

Green transition, climate solutions, and sustainability. The Nordic Region is a role model for the rest of the world when It comes to well-functioning towns and cities that are pleasant to live in. Now, Nordic smart city solutions are to be exported to Singapore and tested in several sheltered workshops in the form of smart city labs as part of the Smart City World Labs.

The project, which is selected and financed by the EU platform for climate innovation, Climate-KIC and involves DTU, Quercus Group, Gate 21, City of Copenhagen, the Danish embassy, Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, builds on a grant from the Danish Industry Foundation (Industriens Fond). “In the Nordic countries, we are good at thinking in whole concepts that focus on sustainability, technical solutions, and people. This is particularly important in Asia, where lots of people live in small spaces. Singapore is already far ahead in making the city more liveable and the city works as a hub for other Asian countries. The goal is to create green and sustainable cities that are nice to live in – also beyond Singapore” says project manager Anne Marie Damgaard.

Identifying Opportunities and Entryways

The idea is to establish a Smart City Living Lab that can work as a platform for collaboration between Danish companies and both the Singaporean market and Asia as a whole. The project takes its departure in three existing living labs: DOLL Living Lab; where lighting and smart city solutions are tested and demonstrated; Copenhagen Solutions Lab, where new technologies for improving citizens’ quality of life are being tested; and DTU Smart Campus, where the technologies of tomorrow are being tested.

By way of the established collaboration with living labs in Singapore, Danish start-ups and SMEs will be enabled to identify market needs and interests as well as entryways into the Singaporean market, laying the path for Danish export. Around 70 Danish and Nordic businesses, organisations, universities and municipalities have already expressed their interest in being a part of Smart City World Labs. The project will last for a year.

This article was first published by DTU Avisen No.9 2017 and is written by Christina Tækker. Translated in part by DTU Avisen and Climate-KIC.

 
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