Denmark and Singapore are leading nations in Europe and Asia with the ability to adapt and innovate in a rapidly changing world. Smart cities, digital economy, green technologies and urban solutions are key priority growth areas driven by the strong public sectors in both countries to enhance the overall competitiveness and to elevate the quality of life for citizens. Living Labs are a strong tool and method for creating agile environments allowing new innovative solutions to be tested and implemented rapidly. Collaborative and coordinated Living Labs in both countries will enable knowledge sharing, joint innovative ventures and projects, accelerating the uptake and go-to-market of sustainable solutions for the future cities of the world. The long-term goal is to build a “Smart City World Labs” platform counting cities and living labs across the globe.
The purpose of the project is to support and prepare start-ups and SMEs from the Nordics and EU in entering the Singaporean market by strategic living lab collaboration through:
- Identification of specific challenges locally in Singapore.
- Scouting and identification of solutions that can address these local challenges.
- Preparing the most promising solutions providers to understand the local context and business environment, the cultural value and how to create long term prosperous business in Singapore. Furthermore, run a capacity building program related to business development in a foreign market context.
- Matchmaking and networking instruments aimed at mobilising demand side value chain actors in the target market.
- A roadmap for test and implementation of the solutions and identification of investors.
Climate-KIC is funding the second phase of the project in its capacity as Europe’s biggest Private-Public Innovation Partnership focused on climate change and with a portfolio of 950 innovative start-ups and SMEs. Through this initiative, Climate-KIC is enabling the Technical University of Denmark (lead), GATE 21 and Quercus Group to perform the project in collaboration with Singaporean Partners, including Nanyang Technological University. The first phase of the project was funded by the Danish Industry Foundation.
To connect and unite smart city labs across the world in order to foster innovation, increase business opportunities and to create smarter and more liveable cities.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
GREATER COPENHAGEN LIVING LABS
Greater Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most liveable regions, featuring holistic city designs and green solutions deploying several Living Labs as showrooms and test-beds for advanced lighting, smart energy grids, intelligent traffic systems and urban solutions for the benefit of citizens, companies and universities. Living Labs include DOLL GreenLab, City of Vinge, DTU Smart Campus, EnergyLab Nordhavn and Copenhagen Solutions Lab.
DTU Smart Campus
Copenhagen Solutions Lab
THE QUADRUPLE HELIX MODEL
The Smart City World Labs invites projects and stakeholders from all sectors of the modern urban society to join the platform. Living Labs are user-centered, open innovation ecosystems based on a systematic user co-creation approach requiring public, private, academia and citizens engagement.
Companies in both countries wanting to expand market opportunities and innovative capabilities.
Cities, public authorities & entities handling public services, city planning and industry promotion.
Universities and technology institutes focusing on societal challenges and smart technologies/solutions.
Living Labs place citizens at the centre of innovation, and have shown the ability to better mould the opportunities offered by new ICT concepts and holistic solutions to the specific needs and aspirations of the local context and culture.
REACH OUT TO US
We love to listen and we are eagerly waiting to talk to you regarding the project. Get in touch with us if you have any queries and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- Jens Dahlstrøm (DTU)
- +45 9351 1715
Singapore-Denmark liaison and project manager
- Bettina Yanling Tan Fjældhøj (Quercus Group)
- +45 6089 8288