The first design hotel in Helsinki, Klaus K, wants to expand in a sustainable way. Solved experts propose new feasible means for designed eco-efficiency, such as solar panels. Solved’s multidisciplinary team with Finding Infinity will also develop marketing activities around the sustainability theme.
The aim of the project was to collect innovative ideas and best practices in terms of alternative mobility and environmental protection in winter sports resorts. The project included alternative mobility with cable car facilities and integration of the cable car into the environment, and alternative energy sources for the operation of the lifts and artificial snow.
The digital collaboration platform Solved is used in cocreating ideas on how to make the life in Bratislava more sustainable and enjoyable. The experts from Canada, Finland, Germany, Australia and Slovakia joined forces and cocreated a vision for the city in different areas as mobility, urbanization, public spaces and cultural premises. There are more than 50 inspirations from around the world how Bratislava can improve its quality of life and living environment and so become a modern and green blooming city.
The World Ocean represents one of the most important elements of the Earth, it supports the life, climate and all viable life cycles to the very essential level, and so enables the existence and development of the global civilization. At the same time the Sea is the most threatened global ecosystem of our planet, as not too much attention has been paid to the state in which seas are found nowadays. And the things get faster even worse. We intend to establish a creative discussion on how to avert this negative path and turn it into path more sustainable. Actually the idea beneath is to bring up solutions with positive impact on the seas and marine ecosystems, so we help and further enable them to provide the viable functions through more stability and diversity.
The aim of the project is to recognize important and valuable public and private cleantech investments in Oulu region to be implemented in 2015–2025. Oulu has Europe’s largest technology park and Oulu Region is known “living lab” for ICT and cleantech solutions. In per capita R&D spending Oulu ranks first in Finland and fifth in Europe. Oulu region has invested in environmental technologies, such as bioenergy, district heating, energy efficiency and LED lighting. Solved experts help to identify current and potential cleantech investments and opportunities in Oulu region.
The project develops sustainable growth strategy and concrete plans for growth for the companies in Levi and Kittilä, Finland. Levi 4 is a development project implemented by Kideve Kittilä Development in 2014–2015. Kideve is a public utility of industry and commerce in the municipality of Kittilä. Levi 4 creates the basis and guidelines for Levi business growth and resort’s operating environment development until year 2025 and beyond. Solved experts help to conduct holistic analysis on “sustainable travel” and draws conclusions what are the crucial success factors for future success of Levi from the point of view of sustainable travel business. The project proposes the measures needed and cocreates the roadmap for sustainable travel business.
Sangen Oy was founded in 2015 as Finland’s first independent spirit laboratory. The company’s operations are based in Oulu. Sangen vision is to be the natural choice of new drinks and taste experiences for people who enjoy the natural taste of life offered by pure Northern ingredients. Sangen is planning to build a brewery in Tornio / Finland and is now seeking cleantech partnerships from Solved networks. Sangen Oy on oululainen yritys, joka on perustettu v. 2015. Sangen Oy valmistaa ja valmistuttaa alkoholipitoisia juomia, pääasiassa suomalaisista puhtaista raaka-aineista. Sangen on solminut aiesopimuksen Tornion panimon rakentamisesta entisen Lapin Kullan tehdaskiinteistöä hallinnoivan Arctic Property Oy:n kanssa. Sopimus sisältää tilavaraukset panimotuotannolle tehtaasta sekä mahdollistaa noin 1 500 000 litran tuotantokapasiteetin. Panimon on määrä valmistua v. 2016 loppuun mennessä. Tarkoituksena on luoda Tornion Panimosta Suomalaisen Cleantech-teknologian näyteikkuna. Cleantech-ratkaisuihin ja -palveluihin laaditaan erillinen Tornion panimon Cleantech-ratkaisusta kertova esite, jossa kerrotaan hankkeen cleantech-ratkaisuista ja suunnataan katseet panimon tulevaisuuteen. Ratkaisuista tehdään erillinen esite ja sitä hyödynnetään aktiivisesti panimokierroksilla ja esitteissä. Sangen Oy:n hallituksen puheenjohtaja ja Solved-verkoston biotalousasiantuntija Mikko Ahokkaan terveiset Solvedin Cleantech-verkostolle Yhteistä pitkäaikaista näkyvyyttä Haluamme kiittää ja tarjota hankkeeseen osallistuneille sekä siitä kiinnostuneille tahoille mahdollisuuden lähteä mukaan investointiin ja markkinoimaan osaamistaan yhteisessä esitteessämme. Osallistumalla hankkeeseen pääsette markkinoimaan palveluitanne ja tuotteitanne juuri oikeassa yhteydessä. Hanke on herättänyt suurta mielenkiintoa ja on jo nyt saanut laajaa näkyvyyttä eri medioissa. Projekti kohdennetaan kaikille panimohankkeesta kiinnostuneille cleantech yrityksille ja heidän yhteistyökumppaneille. Yhteistyökumppanit saavat erinomaisen mahdollisuuden ja näkyvyyden heidän tuotteille ja palveluille. Toteutus Yhteistyökumppanimme Solved kutsuu teidät alustalle, jotta voitte keskustella esitteestä ja miettiä miten ratkaisunne tai palvelunne voisi toimia parhaiten. Haemme yhteistyökumppaneita seuraavilta alueilta: - veden käsittely (puhdas vesi ja jätevesi) - mäskin jalostus - pesuvesien kierrätys ja puhdistus - hiilidioksidin hyödyntäminen - energiaratkaisut - automaatio - mittalaitteet Toivomme teidän innostuvan yhteistyö ja markkinointiajatuksestamme! Yhteistyöterveisin, Mikko Ahokas Hallituksen puheenjohtaja Sangen Oy
How to make cities more enjoyable and businesses more sustainable with 5G mobile technologies. http://5gfwd.org/ 5GFWD challenges your grey cells to produce their best in creating an absolutely amazing new world with the fastest mobile network ever: 5G. 5GFWD is probably only the most important 5G innovation competition of the year. It is free for all, anyone can join, and the prizes are simply great. And the glory for the winners – it is something money cannot buy. But most of all: 5GFWD is about great new and disruptive ideas – no detailed tech specs are needed. It is easy to participate in the competition: it proceeds mainly on-line, and the Finalists’ Gala will take place in Oulu, Finland – where the 5G magic happens. 5GFWD is a three-track competition – just choose the one that is closest to your interests. Or join all three. The tracks of the competition challenge participants to seek solutions for more flexible hospital visits, develop a digital shopping centre, and generate ideas for a visit or a working day in the digital city of the future. The prizes are something else: the Track Winners’ prizes are 4,000 euros each. From among the track winners the Jury will reward the Grand Prix winner, the best of the best, with a prize of 10,000 euros. Prizes worth 40 000 euros!
The seaside area of the Oulu city center (or Nallikari) will get a facelift, and the Arctic Sea Park – Oulu Sea Pool, Smoke Sauna & Community Driven Green House will be an urban culture venue for the citizens in Spring 2017. Key elements of the park will be green house, sea pools and Cleantech showroom. Also smoke sauna and tropical/arctic garden will be introduced. Cleantech solutions such as local food, sustainable materials, heat recovery, Smart Energy, Solar, Mobility, E-charging, Water re-use & purification etc. will be integrated in the plans in order to make the Oulu Sea Park as ecological as possible and thus being the showcase for Cleantech in the heart of the Capital of Northern Scandinavia.
Environmentally positive residential area maximizes environmentally positive impacts and creates well-being. The starting point for the concept was the notion of "plus energy", i.e. when the area generates more energy than it consumes. The model goes further, however, and takes into consideration not only energy but also other aspects, such as quality of life, convenience in everyday life, water consumption and waste management. The experts were found through the Solved expert pool and the work was carried out using the digital collaboration platform Solved.fi. "We examined the ecosystem of the entire residential area. The results included many interesting ideas regarding, for instance, new sharing economy applications", says Santtu Hulkkonen, EVP, Solved. The concept of an environmentally positive residential area is not a collection of definitions but an approach. It is not science fiction. "The initial idea was that an environmentally positive residential area could be achieved with current technology", says Juha Kostiainen, Senior Vice President, Urban Development, YIT.
Solved is up to set a new vision for Austrian top ski resort not only to become low carbon or carbon neutral, but rather contributing to the nature by right combination of ecological solutions and means to inspire sustainable lifestyle of inhabitants and tourists at the resort. Solved experts help to develop joint strategy with Lech to create more competitive edge from cleantech and sustainability to the region. The concept goes beyond typical “sustainable tourism” by crystallizing competitive advantages and unique sustainable lifestyle experiences. Lech was selected as the most beautiful village in Europe in 2014. Lech is on its way to energy autonomy and it aims to be the first ever environmentally net positive ski resort. Solved, in collaboration with the Lech and Zürs team, develops an integrated concept for sustainability by taken into account all relevant implications: existing infra, practices, marketing, events, design, technical and environmental issues. “Sustainability is already in embedded in everything what we do at Lech and Zürs resorts. Now its time go to the next level and spark thousands of visitors be inspired by sustainability initiatives and change their lifestyles into more sustainable one, says Hermann Fercher, CEO, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH.
The harbor area of the Helsinki city center will get a facelift. The Allas – Helsinki Pool will be an urban culture venue for the citizens in Spring 2016. Allas will be situated near the market square and next to Helsinki Skywheel, and it will also be a national cleantech showroom. “The aim is to make this a cleantech and sea pool bathing complex showcase that can be established also in other Baltic Sea locations. This is a great challenge but an even greater possibility in the number one property in Finland”, says Raoul Grünstein, Executive Director, Korjaamo Group. Solved experts and Korjaamo Group deliver hands-on advisory for holistic solutions. The 7000-8000 m2 sea pool bathing complex will be built from sustainable wood, steel and concrete materials. Proposed solutions include, for example, solar collectors for heating the pools, indoor compost facility for organic waste, and smart lighting. Solved will ensure the optimal cleantech solutions. “Very quickly our team of top cleantech experts are able to find the right solutions to the specific, complex challenges in the Allas – Helsinki Pool project”, says Santtu Hulkkonen, EVP, Solved. The building includes a cafeteria, restaurant, Baltic Center and saunas. Leisure and cultural activities for the pool area are developed together with local citizens. The project connects best cleantech companies and solutions, and encourages sustainable development and preserving the Baltic Sea.
GreenStream, in collaboration with Motiva, has identified potential energy efficiency project leads in Chinese paper industry. GreenStream coordinates a Tekes sponsored program “Development of Energy Efficiency Solution Business Concept for the Chinese Industrial Market (EFFI)”. Within the program several trips have been done to Chinese energy intensive industries and from these trips GreenStream is continuously generating new leads to the companies that are involved in the program. We would now like to challenge the Solved-community to find the very best solutions for two project leads: one paper machine and one board machine. The process areas in the paper machine are approach flow system, hood ventilation, heat recovery and steam and condensate system. The process areas in the board machine are hood ventilation and heat recovery, stock preparation, forming section and drying section. More detailed descriptions of the projects can be found on Solved.fi platform. Please indicate your interest by contacting Janne Hietaniemi at Solved (through Solved chat or [email protected]) and we will give you access to project in order to start the dialogue and co-creation of the solutions with the project parties. We wish that these project leads would be of interest to Solved experts and other Cleantech companies. We aim to open and innovative discussions between experts resulting with new energy saving projects and partners. GreenStream is interested to implement these projects with EMC model (similar to ESCO model in Europe) if robust enough technology solutions and cooperation models between the parties will be found.
Solved brings together experts to create viable options for the future of Nepal. Solved intends to support Nepal after the recent tragedy by providing viable options for its future. The final document will be submitted to the government of Nepal without any costs, the work will come as a result of the voluntary effort of the participating experts. Every participating expert will receive a thank you letter confirming the participation in the project. If you are interested to be part of the team, please, contact Mr. Radoslav Mizera at radoslav.mizera @ solved.fi or +421 948 273327.
The Baltic Sea is one of the world's most polluted sea areas with more than 85 million people in the catchment area, and more than 55 million people who live near the coastline or along rivers which flow into the sea. Currently, there are many well-established players in the same area but the Bank of Åland sees the need for an entity that brings all agencies and the public together. The Bank of Åland wants to make it easier for small projects to "jump on the bandwagon" and work together for new ideas and existing initiatives that share the goal of protecting the Baltic Sea. Up to € 330,000 will be distributed among the project ideas. Deadline 9/30/2015. The Bank of Åland and Solved in collaboration aim to identify suitable project ideas with substantial positive impact on the Baltic Sea. Suggest a project (Finnish/Swedish): http://goo.gl/ZxuoZg
Providing sustainable, affordable electrical energy to anyone, anywhere. Development of Unique On- and Offshore Wind Power GA concept: stable electricity production; ability to work at all speeds of atmospheric air flow; short time increase the installed capacity of the unit system; without occupying additional areas; and remote management and an integrated system output. Business partners and expertise needed: 1) Design, construction and tests of a full working prototype module; 2) Pilot project; 3) Commercialization of On- and Offshore Wind Power GA concept. More information: Genri Adam, [email protected] / Solved Business Lead, [email protected]
This project is a continuation for the project idea developed in Oulu Circular Economy Workshop March 15, 2016. This dialogue will further develop the initial ideas innovated in the workshop. Dialogue is aiming at development project to be partly resourced under the umbrellas of Tekes Finland Challenge or "EAKR FISS project".
The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) is seeking green growth investments and projects in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. NEFCO's main focus is to generate positive environmental effects of interest to the Nordic region including climate projects across the world. NEFCO's portfolio currently comprises nearly 400 small and medium-sized projects spread across different sectors. NEFCO is an international financial institution established by the five Nordic countries. More information http://goo.gl/S677mC, contacts: [email protected] or propose directly a project https://solved.fi/app/#/get-in-touch/suggest-project
The city of Bratislava has expressed the intention to become an internationally recognized leader among Central European smart cities. As part of this process, the city is going to overtake following steps: 1. Defining Bratislava smart city Concept and Roadmap in close relationship with the Vienna smart city strategy (SMART TWINS). 2. Designating strategic initiatives and formulating funding / partnership programs to support project implementation. The ambition of this Smart City vision is based on regional collective intelligence to forge a distinctive Bratislava-Vienna based model. As part of this process, the city and community intend to invest in innovative, growth-generating projects. Bratislava seeks to devise and develop an outstanding quality of life and a prosperous economy for citizens through collaborative innovation, state-of-the-art technologies and a bold approach, backed by Bratislava´s and Vienna´s trademark creativity. Our point of view is to consolidate and strengthen the cooperation, sharing knowledge, ability and accumulated experience in the field of Smart City. Bratislava would benefit the most from the application of the Vienna´s approach. To achieve this goal the city is working with the advisory expert group composed of local and foreign experts. The integrated methodological environment which we want to develop allows for more realistic and consistent linkages across common Smart City issues made by the advisory group than conventional models, with the goal of simulating concrete and deep cooperation within selected instruments, each with their estimated budget and governance model. We claim that the developed approach will enable unprecedented, actionable insights in the management of our specific urban resources. First findings and conceptual line would be presented already on the next meeting of municipality directors of Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague, Vienna, and Bratislava in 2016, to be held in Bratislava on 23 June 2016. Milestones: Workshop 1 on 7th of June at between 14:00 - 16:00 CET Workshop 2 on 15th of June at between 14:00 - 16:00 CET Deadline for the CONCEPT work and paper by beginning of July Workshop 3 (Around 6th - 8th July - To be specified) Workshop 4 (Mid August - To be specified) Deadline for the ROADMAP paper by end of August For more information, please, contact [email protected]
Devinska kobyla is the highest hill in Bratislava. It was designated as a military base with anti-air missiles / potentially nuclear warheads. Today the whole area, is in fact part of national natural reservation and also Natura 2000, is abandoned, neglected and resembling a post apocalyptic era. In fact, the whole area is a predestined location for creating a new experience with nature, providing amenities for tourism, free time, ecological farming, recreation, beautiful views, educational activities, etc. It has all parameters to become a top destination within the city of Bratislava, due to its proximity, location, accessibility by quality infrastructure and existing stock of buildings (already in poor condition). Part of the land and area is owned by the city of Bratislava. Rest of the area has no clear ownership structure. This project will be introduced to the city as a potential local smart city demonstration / testbed project.
Ecosystem development + communications platform. Our focus is on the "start-up ecosystem" in Oulu region and initial goal is to enable a better collaboration and more efficient sharing of info through this platform. The ultimate goal is to develop the start-up service platform that combines the best of virtual and physical collaboration.
Background: Helsinki Metropolitan is the best test bed in the world for smart & clean solutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Bse__TEp4 Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation is looking to develop a concept for a synergistic ecosystem/hub that connects the cleantech and smart city companies with public players and international clients and investors to create sustainable growth. Objectives: 1. SMART&CLEAN PHYSICAL COMMUNNITY CENTER: Finnish Smart & Clean enterprise community consists of hundreds of companies. The hub is the physical center for the community and the platform for the small and big players to get together. 2. Center supports co-creation for innovation and disruption. It offers fixed and “flex desk” working space for the community and a process that gets together start-ups, cities and other public players, big companies, S&C visitors and enthusiasts in Helsinki. Form of operations are 1) shared co-working space 2) community collaboration and co-creation and possibly 3) programs and 4) events and 5) hosting of delegations. 3. PEER SUPPORT: Hub offers shared space for like-minded people who face the same challenges and opportunities or even target markets (e.g. USA) 4. BUSINESS NETWORKS AND ACCESS TO GROWTH COMPANY SERVICES: Smart & Clean Hub operates a process where business people visiting Helsinki Metropolitan region meet the entrepreneurs and offer them a platform to make deals and form partnerships. It is also a focal point for services needed for growth, piloting and commercialization
Smart City BizHack India is the first Indian-themed event alongside Slush, which is 100% dedicated to unveiling the vast opportunities in the Indian market for Smart City Innovation. GOInternational’s three day event will offer Series A Start-ups, SMEs and Corporations a bridge to access live projects in India and to present their solutions for direct uptake in our Pilot State!
Please approach NEFCO for more information and for sending your application or feel free to discuss the project opportunities with SOLVED platform to develop common projects and to include partners to your proposals. The purpose of the Programme for Environment and Climate Co-operation (PECC) is to contribute directly to create an improved status for the environment and climate in North-West Russia and indirectly lead to improvements in the Nordic and Baltic countries and the whole Barents Region by supporting relevant projects at regional and local levels in North-West Russia. Funding is available for building networks, disseminating information, improving capacity, and investing in equipment, technology and infrastructure within the fields of renewable energy sources, energy savings and improved energy efficiency, cleaner production and sustainable consumption, sustainable city and land-use planning and protection of nature. Selected proposals may receive grant financing from EUR 30,000 to EUR 200,000 subject to certain co-financing requirements. The total amount of funding for the programme is EUR 1.1 million. Applications can be sent through the application website until 15 May 2017. For more information see: Application website: https://applications.nefco.org/ Call for Proposals: https://www.nefco.org/news-media/news/nordic-russian-environment-and-climate-programme-calls-project-proposals Additional information on the programme: https://www.nefco.org/work-us/our-services/grants/programme-environment-and-climate-co-operation Guidelines: https://www.nefco.org/work-us/our-services/grants/programme-environment-and-climate-co-operation
Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation is a step change project to drive the change towards a more sustainable and prosperous future. The change is made in cities, which are platforms for new solutions. New technologies and services are tested in different areas and across the region. The best ones will be exported and will create thriving businesses. S&C Stormwater Quality Management project aims to develop top class solutions for stormwater monitoring and quality management in urban environment. Join this project to mitigate the impact of extreme weather conditions to citizens’ everyday lives! S&C Stormwater Quality Management projekti tähtää korkeatasoisten hulevesien laadunhallintamenetelmien kehittämiseen ja testaukseen todellisessa toimintaympäristössä. Tavoitteena on kehittää syntypaikalla ja luonnonmukaisilla menetelmillä tapahtuvia hulevesien kokonaisvaltaisia hallintamenetelmiä kaupunkien tarpeisiin ja kaupallistaa ratkaisuja hyödyntäen olemassa olevia rakennuskohteita referenssiympäristöinä. Samalla edistetään myös kiertotalouden ja vähähiilisyyden tavoitteita kaupunkiympäristöä vihertämällä. Hulevesien hallinta on kaupunkien infrastruktuurin kannalta keskeisimpiä ilmastonmuutokseen varautumiseen liittyviä kysymyksiä ja erityisesti vihreää infrastruktuuria sekä ekosysteemipoh-jaisia ratkaisuja hyödyntävät sopeutumistoimet ovat tärkeitä. Kaupunkien tavoitteiden saavuttaminen edellyttää hulevesien hallinnan menetelmien, käytäntöjen ja teknisten ratkaisujen kehittämistä erityisesti laadullisen hallinnan osalta. Luonnonmukaiset ratkaisut, esimerkiksi kierrätysmateriaalit ja biohiili ovat kansainvälistä tulevaisuutta hulevesirakentamisessa, mutta niiden hyödyntäminen edellyttää vielä testaamista todellisessa toimintaympäristössä. Hulevesien laadunhallintaratkaisuille on markkinoita ja vientipotentiaalia kaikissa pohjoisen ilmaston kaupungeissa, mutta niiden kaupallistaminen on vielä alkuvaiheessaan, joten edelläkävijöille on tilaa. Stormwater management -projektin valmistelu käynnistetään syksyllä 2017 ja projektin toteutusvaihe käynnistyy vuoden 2018 alusta ja kestää noin 18 kuukautta. Kaikki S&C-kaupungit ovat mukana yhteistyöhankkeessa, ja markkinavuoropuhelu yritysten, kaupunkien ja T&K-laitosten välillä on aloitettu. Projektin tavoitteena on tunnistaa S&C -kaupungeilta sopivia kohteita erilaisten hulevesien laadunhallintaan tähtäävien ratkaisujen testaamiseksi ja toteuttaa kohteissa valittuja ratkaisuja yhdessä yritysten kanssa. Projektissa muodostetut yritysten ekosysteemit tarjoavat kaupungeille kokonaisratkaisuja, joita yliopistot tukevat tutkimuksella. Referenssiympäristöissä syntyvä tieto jaetaan avoimesti digitaalisella alustalla. All stromwater management technology providers are welcome to offer their solutions and services to S&C Stormwater Quality Management project. Let’s build together a world class test environment! Stay tuned for project events organised during 2017-2018. Kutsumme mukaan hulevesien hallinnasta kiinnostuneita tahoja, hulevesiteknologioiden asiantuntijoita sekä ratkaisuja tarjoavia yrityksiä. Projektin valmisteluvaiheen aikana kartoitamme uusia, innovatiivisia ja esikaupallisessa vaiheessa olevia ratkaisuja, joita voimme yhdessä kehittää eteenpäin. The Helsinki Metropolitan is the best test bed in the world for smart and clean solutions www.smartclean.fi, @SmartClean_Fi #smartclean, Smart & Clean Community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12034055
A full introductory description to the concept of Circular Economy, its uses and importance for business civil society and above all for government (who should lead not follow when it comes to understanding and initiatives) is available here https://bit.ly/2HSzfvq
Helsingin Kalasatamaan nousee parhaillaan uusi työpaikka- ja asuinalue, jossa kokeillaan uudenlaista älykästä kaupunkikehitystä. Kalasatamassa kokoontuu Fiksu Kalasatama Kehittäjien Klubi, jossa on mukana aluetta kehittäviä yrityksiä, kaupungin virkamiehiä sekä asukasinnovaattoreita. Kehittäjien Klubi on uudenlainen yhteistyömuoto kaupunginosan kehittämisessä. Sen tarkoitus on helpottaa yhteistyökumppaneiden löytämistä ja yhteisten projektien monialaista suunnittelua. Tämä on Kehittäjien Klubin digitaalinen yhteistyöalusta, jolla keskustellaan, jaetaan tietoa ja ylläpidetään tapahtumakalenteria. Alustalla on myös helppoa ottaa yhteyttä muihin klubilaisiin ja edistää jäsenten ideoimia projektiaihiota pidemmälle.
The City will use the City Solutions Platform (CSP) to create a new policy framework that allows the city to more easily adopt innovative and equitable transportation products and services. This framework will allow flexibility to compensate or invest in businesses that provide economic and community benefits whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation sector. The City has hosted a number of workshops, hackathons, co-creation events on this topic since 2015 and have a high commitment to addressing the challenge of transportation for a growing population and need to reduce GHGs. The City has recently developed an open data program that will be used to increase quality of life, transparency how the city works, promote economic and research development, improve internal performance management. Transparency and open data initiatives have supported significant socio-economic and environmental benefits (smart cities open data guide) and Seattle is eager to experiment with business plan(s) that dive deeper into the role the City has in delivering IT software services to the public. Key City of Seattle Goals: The City Solutions Platform Workshop 1 will assist the City of Seattle to identify and more easily adopt innovative and equitable transportation products and services to address the city’s challenges. The City Solutions Platform Workshop 1 will provide the opportunity to: - Build solution provider understanding of Seattle’s climate related digital equity challenge. - Contextualize the climate challenge. - Identify the City of Seattle’s priorities for innovative and equitable transportation - Identify a few specific high-tech and data driven transportation solutions and products that will be refined throughout the City Solutions Platform process - Explore one specific location within Seattle as reference to local issues and opportunities - Develop innovative ideas to address challenges, constraints, and community needs - Facilitate connection and sharing of experience locally, nationally and globally (across the C40 network)
The treatment and final disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) has been a challenge for most Brazilian municipalities, with 41.6% of all MSW generated in the country being disposed of improperly. COMLURB (the municipal waste company) is currently building and implementing a pilot plant, which aims to establish the first national technology for the treatment of organic fraction of MSW with biogas and composting production, linking sanitation to power generation. The main challenge is the technical and economic feasibility of the technology developed in the pilot project. If proven to be technical and economically feasible, this technology could be installed at plants with similar capacities in hundreds of municipalities in developing countries. The city of Rio de Janeiro will use the City Solutions Platform (CSP) to implement a financial, social and environmental solution to treat the organic fraction of its waste, which represents over 50% in weight of total household waste. There are three parts to their challenge: - The implementation of a 1,500 t/day Mechanical Recovery Facility - The economic feasibility of an Upscaled Biomethanization Plant - The technical and economic Feasibility of Electric Compacting Trucks
Identification of pilot opportunities to connect Finnish smart mobility and smart buildings solutions to early stage project opportunities, for example up-coming procurement or other investment project, in selected North American cities. Solved in collaboration with Helsinki Business Hub http://www.helsinkibusinesshub.fi is calling out cities, companies and experts who would be interested in working together. 1) Identify interesting opportunities where Finnish smart mobility and smart building excellence could provide added value to a city, smart city operator or utility. 2) Jointly develop a concept level solution for a selected challenge The activities can be for example: A) Market dialogue for a public procurement: bringing together and facilitating a market dialogue between the client and relevant solution providers. Aim is to develop an innovative procurement concept (see here for Solved references: http://www.helsinkibusinesshub.fi/espoo-trials-digital-platform-for-transparent-public-procurement/) B) Developing a smart & clean concept for a strategic project in the fields of mobility or construction. Aim can be to define for example a feasible concept for smart energy system, lighting, indoor air etc. or a smart retrofit or roadmap for testing MaaS concept in a new city (see here for Solved references: https://www.yitgroup.com/en/news-repository/news/new-mindset-brought-about-environmentally-positive-residential-areas; https://solved.fi/projects/29) Benefits: Case owner (city or other relevant) will have a chance to work with a top multidisciplinary team of experts and selected top Finnish and international companies in fields of smart mobility and smart buildings Selected experts will be contracted and assigned for the project work. Companies will have a unique opportunity for early engagement with city and moreover to contribute in pre-designing the optimal solution for the selected challenge. Please contact for more information: Santtu Hulkkonen [email protected] (North America) Katariina Mäkelä [email protected] (Europe)