Starting this autumn, it is mandatory for all math, technology and social studies teachers to start teaching algorithms and programming, from pre-school to secondary school. Edvira is a R&D-based social enterprise, which trains teachers and municipalities all over Sweden in computer science education and making positive impact in their classrooms. At our core is making sure girls will benefit at least as much as boys from programming in classrooms, which is often not the case in Sweden as well as other countries, mostly due to stereotypes and unconscious bias, which comes from competence. Let’s reverse the trend together by joining our case and cause, using research and development to getting 3x more women in computing by 2030!
Today, we have high-impact physical teacher workshops that makes it possible for teachers to:
1) Learn and reflect about the most relevant research
2) Use, modify or create lessons and curriculum
3) Teach with confidence and competence, with positive impact
Now, we want to transition to a digital format, with a focus on 1) for this brief. Since we’re based on the Global Goals, we want to make the most relevant research and important insights public and easily digestible for teachers, principals and chiefs of education. The most important part is that they actually implement the most helpful research.
To do this, we believe we need a way to go from our growing Google Spreadsheet with 200+ carefully selected research articles about computer science education into something easily digestible and enjoyable for others that is available for anyone to use online.
How do we do this? Since we’re a startup, we welcome solutions that dreams big and starts small.
Norrkoping Science park has a wide network of tech companies and always strives to convey the latest trends as well as creating opportunities for business to meet. Norrkoping Science Park is also a part of the regional innovation initiative Visual Sweden.
Visual Sweden is a part of the region’s strategy for smart specialization, wherein visualization and simulation are some of the prioritized segments. Visual Sweden is an initiative based in Ostergotland, Sweden, oriented at promoting innovation and regional growth within the visualization and image analysis fields. The visionary aim of the initiative is to establish the region of Ostergotland as the most attractive innovative environment for visualization and image analysis in Europe.
In the inner harbor of Norrkoping, a new community will emerge. To take the step forward into the future, it would be desirable that this community becomes a “smart community” and set the norm for how we can continue to build or “update” other parts of the city.
A city can be considered as “smart” when its investment in human and social capital and in communications infrastructure actively promote sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, including the wise management of resources implemented through a participatory government.
Smart Cities must be considered as systems of people who interact and use flows of energy, materials, services and financing to catalyze sustainable economic development, resilience, and a high quality of life; these flows and interactions are “smart” through the strategic use of ICT infrastructure and services within a transparent urban planning and management process that responds to the social and economic needs of the society”.
The challenge is to create feasible visual representations for an innovative vision of how life can look in a smart city in 2030, based on the global goals of Agenda 2030
My name is Fredrik Richardson and i am a 41 years old sport manager/ fitness coach.
I have been working at fitnesscentres for many years and have seen that 80% of the swedish adult population do not exersice at all /not enough.
I think many of them would start to excersice if they found an inspiring, exciting and funny way to do it.
Many of these 80% suffer from health disease or are in risk of it.
Also many of them like computer games. So is it possible to build an arcade game module that not only makes them move their body but also strengh their legs-, back-, and chestmusclers?
The challenge is to make it simple (not expensive) but advance enough to fit a different kind of player with their different size and skills for long time without breaking.
Do you dare to take the challenge?
The aim for this project is to create concepts for text visualization that allow users to seamlessly interact with and consume large amounts textdata.
Many companies generate and store large amounts of information on various platforms. Examples of such areas are news articles, surveys, documentation, discussion forums, product reviews, commenting sections for news articles and videos, and social media. At iMatrics we develop algorithms that analyzes natural language text (any language!). Today we provide cloud services to the media industry. Results from our tools include sorting articles into categories, finding highly relevant content, and provide our customers with insight into their own data. We are research oriented and skilled in algorithm development. However, we need new ideas and tools for visualization based on user experience design, information interaction and human behavior.
It is difficult to overview, easily consume, or quickly assimilate large amounts of information. How can we use visualization in combination with our analytical tools?
What ways could we use to help our tenants further influence and be a part of their own neighbourhood.
We would like to increase our reach to all tenants, no matter what culture, language, traditions, religion or gender they may belong to.
Everyone should be able to change the living situation within their own block.
When we do our annual customer index, we have a ratio of around 65% that answers our form.
How do we reach those that traditionally do not participate when we invite to discussions.
Are there new ways that we can interact with our residents.
Hyresbostäder has 9 500 residents and closer to 45% of them are of foreign background. In Hageby, one of the districts, more than 100 languages are spoken. Some learn the Swedish language, others do not and some can’t even read their native tongue. Apart from different groupings within the same language there are also different clan/tribe bonds. We communicate in general in Swedish with our residents today, and in some cases we translate it into English or the most commonly spoken language in the district.
We do not reach enough of our residents, how can we improve this?
The eye to eye meeting is something we value dearly, but are also open for technical solutions to
further enhance the situation.
Here at HiQ, we like to see ourselves as a Digital innovation Partner. This of course, means that we’re active in a wide rage of business areas and have a large variation in the types of projects that we participate in. We love being able to leverage our inhouse teams to deliver solutions for our clients, but for us, it’s equally important to be able to provide our clients with support and resources on-site, to help them reach their goals and develop their business. Our goal is to drive and develop the possibilities in our digital world. As we see it, we’re looking to create the new normal. Because innovative services, if they succeed, become the new normal… the new everyday life.
One of the key interest areas for HiQ is enhanced reality. This encompasses a range och technologies, among them: VR and AR. We are currently using both these technologies in projects, and we are excited that the tech in VR has taken such a leap the last few years. We feel that AR is on the early horizon of the same journey and we really want to build awareness of what AR is and it’s possibilities. We’ve noticed, that there is a clear difference in speaking of a subject, and demonstrating it in the level of inspiration possible to clients. AR and digital innovation often aren’t their core business, so it’s on us to create the need, to inspire and show the possibilities of AR. If we help them understand, they will want and need AR solutions in the future.
Situation: You’re with a client, in their conference room. you’re pitching how awesome AR is and how useful it could be for their business. How do you demo something, in that enviroment that inspires and engages them regarding the possibilities of using AR in their business. How do we ignite the discussion on what AR is to them?
XMReality is an exciting company in the new business of augmented reality and knowledge-sharing. Our solution centers around the concept of remote guidance where for example a technician performing maintenance or repairs can be guided remotely by an off-site expert. A video call is held between a technician and an expert where our solution allows the expert to overlay his or hers hands on top of what the technician is seeing, intuitively guiding this person through the often complicated steps of servicing a piece of machinery. In this way companies can save time and money on trips and ensure up time on critical machinery.
See our promotional video: https://youtu.be/JdaDQxbE6N0
and introduction: https://xmreality.se/var-losning/
We have found a niche within industrial environments and we provide real business value with a much hyped technology. We are always looking for ways to improve our product and we work closely with our customers in a user-centered fashion to develop features that will bring the mast value to our custorners.
Create the new computing paradigm with us!
Our solution is available on multiple platforms and we are making an aimed effort at creating a unified experience with AR-glasses paired with a smartphone. The conjunction of AR-glasses paired with a smartphone creates a new design space we want to explore where the phone may be more suited for certain inputs while glasses may be more suited for certain outputs. Coming up with smart concepts for how these two units work together is where you come in. We want more ideas and concepts for how this human-computer interaction should look like. We want to explore what designs are mast helpful for our clients to fulfill their work.
Pro Ref is a company which manufactures refrigeration units and heat pumps. The company is also dealer for the stand system Big Foot. We strive to be a leader in the refrigeration market, ranging from manufacturing, importing and selling qualitative products to the development of customized solutions.
Aircrafts today uses a portable system to heat the aircraft cabin under preflight, whilst the aircraft is stationed on the ground with the motor system turned off. This portable heating system uses a lot of energy which have a negative effect on the environment. Airports today are environmentally exposed and every part that can be improved is positive. An essay from student 2014 has been done, it received a positive response from the airports that were interviewed
Develop and design a heating solution for the aircrafts. Which can be used both for heating and cooling. The solution should be easy for the staff to handle and have a good design.
Re-board® Technology AB is a privately owned entrepreneurial manufacturer based in Norrköping, Sweden. The company holds patented technology for producing paperboard with a uniquely engineered fluted core. The main product Re-board® is a strong and rigid but very light-weight board that converts well for usage areas in printing, advertising and displays.
Re-board® is made out of part recycled paper fibers and part new material. It is an eco-friendly material of its kind and is the first board in the world to independently measure it’s CO2 emissions. Re-board® is distributed globally in more than 40 countries.
The manufacturing process to make Re-board® is semi-automated with some manual steps, mainly the handling of raw material and quality controlling.
A by-product is formed when paper dust formed during the manufacturing process, in particular from sawing and cutting the paper material, is collected using a ventilation system.
The paper dust is compressed into logs of densely packed paper waste. Each day approximately 1000 kilos of this by product is created.
Today these logs of compressed paper is today sold off by ton at a very low value.
We would like the project to figure out what could be a better use of this by-product.