March 01, 2017
INTRODUCING SMART COMPANIES FROM THE NORTH
The 2016 SMART CITY NEWSLETTER #1 introduced some of the exciting companies participating in the SME2GO project. If you missed it, here’s a new chance:
“By 2030, cities will certainly have tens or hundreds of thousands of connected devices from not only connected cars but also smart infrastructure like street lighting, smart water and waste management.” Liisa Parv, Marketing Manager
Eliko is an electronics and software development company offering industrial R&D services in the Internet of Things related fields, based in Tehnopol Science Park in Tallinn, Estonia. The company has developed novel technologies in indoor positioning and street lighting control – including Tallinn’s first smart street.
“A city is smart as it is resolving continuously sustainability and innovation challenges in a public-private-people mode” Patrik Laxell, Partner
Synocus co-ordinates the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities, with activities in Europe and Asia in collaboration with Tsinghua University. Through this global network Synocus supports the sustainable development of more than 30 large European and Asian organizations.
“Smartness is not that much connected with the deployed technology but about using the technology for creating a better living and working environment.” Kristjan Maruste, CEO
Comodule helps to kickstart sharing and delivery projects to accelerate the move to a clean future, by creating connectivity technology for the most important vehicle segment of the 21st century – the bicycle and the scooter market.
“A dream partner for smart city exports (…) will need to possess a cross-sectoral approach in its affairs, and be able to engage and communicate across cultural barriers.” Anna Hillgrén, Senior Consultant
Gaia is a consultancy for Sustainable Business, helping clients become more competitive with responsible business that respects the environment.
“In a smart city energy savings is key!” Peter Östman, General Manager
Järnvägsklustret, or the Railway Cluster, is a Swedish cooperation between railway technology companies located in Västerås and Västmanland County, providing a platform for regional companies, manufacturers, infrastructure contractors, engineering and training consultants, getting strengthened by other service providers as well as by R&D competence.
“The overcrowded cities with slums and “favelas” do not represent what can be considered as human life in this millennium. The situation can be improved with relatively simple technological changes and innovations”, Ari Virtanen, CEO
Solidior Ltd. is a management services company, working as the spearhead in the forefront of the markets and leading change processes.
“The real Smart City today is not the one which has installed most technical gadgets (…) but one with good vision to how new technologies integrate with each other and how they will help to make cities more sustainable and a better liveable place.” Alar Võrk, CEO
Cityntel is developing next generation Internet of Things from the country famous for its digital innovation, Estonia. The company’s first product, now introduced to the market, is an intelligent Street Light Control Solution.