‘Smart Vidensby Hub’ will be launched in 2017

A common platform for the development of new Smart City technology

Everyone is talking about ‘Smart City’ and ‘BIG DATA’ in Denmark, from organisations to firms, researchers and politicians. To achieve success with Smart City technologies, it is necessary to have a comprehensive overview of data and a coordinated effort among the city’s actors. Lyngby-Taarbæk Vidensby is therefore launching ‘Smart Vidensby Hub’ – a common platform for the development of Smart City projects and solutions.

‘Smart Vidensby Hub’ is a physical place that creates cooperation, meetings and solutions across students, businesses, researchers and Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality, all working with data and hardware on a technical and/or at business level. In each hub a relevant Smart City-theme such as ‘Smart Supply’, ‘Smart Buildings’, ‘Smart Planning’ or ‘Smart Mobility’ will be discussed.

To qualify and test the concept of the hub before the official opening, the project steering committee for ‘Smart Vidensby’ (representatives from DTU, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality and NIRAS) and a number of handpicked researchers and students attended a ‘Pilot Hub’ in December. The theme of the Pilot Hub was ‘Smart Supply’, where experts from the consulting engineering firm NIRAS posed three challenges within the theme. The Pilot Hub was a trial run of what to expect, and it created a common framework for understanding what a hub is and what a hub can be.

‘Smart Vidensby Hub’ will officially be launched on February 9 2017 at 5-8 pm in DTU Skylab and will subsequently be held every second Thursday of the month.

Invitations will be sent out in January.

‘Smart Vidensby Hub’ arises from the City of Knowledge Network for Climate and Green Technology.

Read more about ‘Smart City Hub’ and find the events on Facebook.