Over the weekend of February 23rd to 25th 2018 Smart City Challenge Frederiksberg 2018 was hosted by The University of Copenhagen | SCIENCE Innovation Hub and the Municipality of Frederiksberg, Denmark.
More than 50 students, citizens and companies – all with different backgrounds – gathered at Campus Frederiksberg to find solutions to some of the city’s challenges within mobility, sustainability, liveability and health.
In just 48 hours the participants formed 11 teams and devised 11 concepts aiming to solve specific challenges for citizens, businesses or employees within the city of Frederiksberg. All the teams worked incredibly hard throughout the whole weekend. We are indeed impressed by the commitment and ingenuity of the groups and we will therefore do our very best to help the groups realise their projects. You can see all the concept presentations below and other clips from the weekend.
BagUp is the name of the winning concept – an IoT based solution to dispense bio waste bags to the citizens of Frederiksberg. The pick-up stations will be placed strategically around the city. Sensors in the stations will let the municipality know when to stock up the dispensers. The solution can be integrated into existing systems, e.g. the location of the dispensers will be integrated into the city maps (GIS), and data about their current stock level will be displayed to citizens and city employees who need to refill the dispensers.
The judges chose this concept among all the other relevant cases because this solution solves several existing challenges within the city, and can easily be implemented. The winning team received a bag of fun and useful gadgets and a start-up pack with expert help to develop the project further, also potentially giving the group a kick-start to establish their own business.
In addition to the winning team we also awarded the team behind Food Monsters with a WTF prize. The concept behind this idea is to engage children and their families from Frederiksberg enabling them to explore the locale ‘foodscape’ in Frederiksberg in a fun and lively way.
Congratulations to the winning group, from the University of Copenhagen | SCIENCE Innovation Hub and the Municipality of Frederiksberg.
Thank you so much to all the case-owners, mentors and judges for taking part in this year’s Smart City Challenge – and to all the companies contributing to the prize. Your contributions are deeply appreciated.
Thank you all for a fantastic and productive weekend. We hope everyone had fun, learnt something new and made some news friends.
In 2018, Frederiksberg will be the first city in Denmark to be covered by a wireless network. It enables us to collect and present data about the city’s use. We share our data with you, so that together we can create new business opportunities and value for the city.
Smart City is an approach to the city’s challenges where we create data driven solutions that use the technological possibilities of the city, in collaboration with the residents and businesses.
A smart city is a city where we have the tools and the data to make better decisions, foresee problems, solve issues proactively, and coordinate resources, so that the city functions effectively.
Read more in the Frederiksberg Smart City Strategien (only in Danish)