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  • Proactive medic self-care with bioweather
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    The brief

    Your wellbeing is affected by a number of different factors such as hunger, thirst, sleep, physical and mental health but also external factors such as social status, job related stress and the effects of weather. A lot of people experience that their physical and mental well- being varies along with the weather and we believe that the weather factor can make a big different for proactive medical advice or self-care.

    The background

    Bioweather is relatively unknown in Sweden but is rather common in other countries in Europe and around the world. It is a recognized and well-known research area with a long history. The perceived relationship between changes in weather and pain has been recorded since the classical Roman age. Hippocrates was the first to note, in about 400 B.C., that many illnesses were related to changes in season. The large body of folklore about how weather affects pain is reflected by traditional sayings and expressions, such as "aches and pain, coming rains", "feeling under the weather," and "ill health due to evil winds."

    The problem

    In order for SMHI to advance in this area we need a new different perspective that we hope to find in Demola. The bioweather area is interesting and has big potential and there are rather few existing products in this area. We are keen on getting to know you and your ideas of a service providing proactive advices for selfcare with bioweather information.


    • business & concepts
    • coding
    • design & art
    • education
    • engineering
    • environment
    • governance
    • healthcare
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • How to communicate in digital healthcare
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    The brief

    Cuviva is young company in a conservative old healthcare market. Cuviva aims to democratize the health- and homecare market by empowering the individual to take control over their situation through digitalization.

    The background

    The Cuviva ecosystem is about digitalizing the home with a scalable an open framework so that you can control as much as possible yourself and communicate with healthcare and your surroundings even when you’ve lost some of your capabilities. The Cuviva platform is an IoT platform were the individual is connected through a dedicated home device with caregivers, family and friends. It is also an open platform for different sensor and services to integrate with. Through connected homes with healthcare wearables, sensors and home/surveillance sensors you can monitor yourself while sharing your data and development with healthcare professionals and relatives. Visit www.cuvia.com for more information.

    The problem

    As people get serious health issues or grow older many loose some of their motoric and/or cognitive capabilities. Modern technology could provide many new ways for us to communicate with our surrounding, and support systems (eye-tracking, voice recognition, language understanding, movement sensor etc.) Help us find the path for tomorrows communication with individuals that need support.


    • business & concepts
    • coding
    • design & art
    • education
    • engineering
    • healthcare
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • Choose a project for me!
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    The brief

    Having a hard time deciding? Not sure which of all projects you should choose? No problem, just apply for this project and we will team you into a group where we think you will fit perfectly! Are you suffering from indecisiveness and just in need of a consultation? Give us a call!


    • business & concepts
    • coding
    • design & art
    • education
    • engineering
    • environment
    • governance
    • healthcare
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • Effective platform for smart buildings and future cities
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    The background

    CAD and BIM are standard tools for creating 3D models for urban development projects. 3D models can also be created by laser scanning e.g. existing buildings or applying various image analysis techniques. Traditionally laser scanning is very expensive, but new modern technology is emerging that lets the user create 3D models fast, accurate and cheap. One example of this new technology is Google’s Project Tango that allows the user to create a 3D models by using a tablet. Combining Project Tango with CAD models could make it possible to X-ray buildings and get real time information of what is in front of you, so called Augmented Reality (AR). One of the challenges of integrating CAD and BIM with Project Tango is that they are using different coordinate systems, which makes them difficult to combine and for them to interact with one another. Reference videos: https://get.google.com/tango/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe10ExwzCqk

    The problem

    Would it be possible to create a platform where you can combine CAD-models with 3D data generated with Google’s Project Tango? Could this integration be done on the fly? And what benefits might there be for future urban developments with this kind of technology? Note: Data streams from Project Tango and 3D-models of buildings can be provided by Sweco if needed.


    • business & concepts
    • coding
    • design & art
    • engineering
    • healthcare
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • The return of the “receptionist”
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    The brief

    Create an AI interface for when the visitors and staff arrive at the front door. This interface should be able to for example identify the person via eye identification cameras, gather information from company staff calendars about scheduled meeting etc. This AI-interface should by itself give a fun and memorable experiences for visitors – something to talk about for a long time. A big plus would be if this interface recognizes and registers people arriving for future visits.

    The background

    Impulslarm Norrköping AB is a certified SOS Alarm Partner and in collaboration with SOS Alarm we work for a safer society. Our goal is to bring peace of mind to companies, homeowners and individuals. With the help of different alarm- and safety packages we can successfully oppose crimes, threats and persecution.

    The problem

    Our costumers range from a variety of companies and businesses, many of them offer service functions to their clients. This demands offices and spaces where guests and clients can visit. Unfortunately, many of these companies have to lock their doors. It would be nice to have a receptionist to welcome these guests and clients without there having to be a person employed responsible for this service function.


    • business & concepts
    • coding
    • design & art
    • engineering
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • The power of adult voluntary education in troubled urban areas
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    The brief

    How do we use folkbildningen (= adult voluntary education) to support the positive development in vulnerable areas in Norrköping? How do we become a natural part of the local communities?

    The background

    Our mission as studieförbund is to strengthen and develop democracy, making it possible for a greater diversity of people to influence their own lives and create commitment to participate in community development, equalize educational disparities and improve education in society and broaden interest and increase participation in cultural life.


    • business & concepts
    • education
    • governance
    • healthcare
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • The Inspiring Sun
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    The brief

    Solar Energy will have an important role in the future and is about to revolutionize the energy system.

    The background

    Today almost every energy utility company and about everyone else is offering solar panel packages and installations, but in the very same manor. We believe that there is much more to be done out of such an inspiring source of energy.

    The problem

    Are there any suggestions on how we may offer solar energy to customers in a more inspiring and innovative (yet profitable) way?


    • business & concepts
    • design & art
    • engineering
    • environment
    • governance
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • Labour movement - what is the next major question to handle?
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    The brief

    Unionen is the largest trade union in Sweden (and one of the largest in the world) with more than 600 000 members. Our task is to represent our members both at the workplace and also by forming opinion towards politicians and other actors at the labor market. Everything we do, we do to make a better labor market.

    The background

    When we think about universal suffrage, that everybody should have a decent work environment, a couple of weeks’ vacation, it all seems like given. This is examples of questions that unions have fought for in the past. Companies of today are committed in environmental issues and they are working with CSR as an integrated part of their business. Right now we are thinking about how to have an organized labor market when more and more people are becoming self employed and the platform economy is expanding. In other words, we are thinking about the future.

    The problem


    • business & concepts
    • education
    • environment
    • governance
    • healthcare
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • Environmentally friendly exhibitions
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    The brief

    Storbildsfabriken is a supplier of large format print solutions. We are a company that differs from the traditional printing companies, primarily through our clear core values and our way of looking at large format solutions more as a service than a product. We are moving forward right now, from only selling products to selling visibility and where the products are not the main thing but means for achieving the objectives.

    The background

    Right now, our industry is experiencing price pressure because more and more people are buying cheap prints from abroad such as Poland, China and so on without any regards to the environment and sustainability. The sustainability issue is extremely important for Storbildsfabriken and we have developed an environmental manifesto to be carbon dioxide neutral by 2025. We believe this is the most important thing we have done in the company's history and we also believe that the issue of sustainability can be the engine of a long term profitable business. We see great opportunities in our industry by taking the lead as an innovative environmental company with sustainability issues in focus. In 2016 we started a collaboration with LIU and a few professors of environment to give us a status of the current situation. The challenge now is to implement and fulfill our objectives. This will mean new business models, new technology, innovative solutions and a renewal of the brand as an innovative, modern environmental company.

    The problem

    We want to take large format solutions to a whole new level with the help of new technologies, innovative ideas and sustainability issues in focus. Perhaps printed images are no longer the solution ...? To concretize this, there are some different ideas as follows: With the existing and new technology to develop a cost-effective solution in any of the following areas. • Tomorrow's exhibition stand • Tomorrow's digital shoowroom


    • business & concepts
    • coding
    • design & art
    • education
    • environment
    • governance
    • media & communications
  • Flexible platform for tourists
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    The brief

    The present situation is, that all tours (hiking, bicycling, canoeing lakes, car tours) have to be manually changed and updated each year due to destroyed marking sticks or other conditions. This is taking a lot of time and effort. Still we cannot guarantee that the markings are in place later on in the season – if not, the customers sometimes get lost. This manual system enables a flexible offer to our customers as we cannot adjust and change the tours and alter information in order to give our customers that extended experience. We go through the information about the different tours with each customer the evening before their tour. This takes a lot of time and of course the customer do not remember all information as they walk/cycle/drive/canoe along their tour.

    The background

    Hotell Sommarhagen offers Nature in combination with comfort. Target group is mainly couples from cities in Sweden (i.e. Stockholm, Gothenbourg) and guest from abroad, staying here 3-4 days. They like to experience ’Outdoor light’ – activities and relaxation in the nature. We offer 12 marked hiking tours and 8 bicycle tours, with maps and tour descriptions in different languages. We also offer canoeing in the surrounding lakes and car tours with tour description and marked high lights for tours in the region of Östergötland/Småland.

    The problem

    A solution can be a flexible platform, easily updated with information and changes. The guests should be able to take the information about the chosen tour with them (digitally) on their tour (in the forest). This type of platform could also be extended with additional information that is not possible for us to share with our costumers today. This information can for example be about the surrounding fauna/animal life, culture/history, ‘Story telling’ about how life could have been for people living here a long time ago. The customer should be able to choose the language they prefer.


    • business & concepts
    • coding
    • design & art
    • education
    • environment
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • Making management system more fun
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    The brief

    Proposal of a system concept design to increase usability of the future Quality management system for the Business Area.

    The background

    The digital world develops rapidly. Examples are movies on Youtube, communication on social media and advanced games, one example is World of Warcraft. As the leading edge of high technology the Business Area wants to ensure that the quality management system is also in the forefront with elements of various digital phenomena.

    The problem

    Today’s quality management system has taken the step from the cover with paper to electronic “document" in the digital world. We believe that the operation could be taken from electronic "document" to be digitized in a completely different way. There will always be an external requirement picture of a quality management system that must be met, but the way that processes, methods and tools are presented and used will need to be modernized and improved. Can we create a creative system concept design with for example gamification inspired interaction with enhanced user experience?


    • coding
    • design & art
    • engineering
    • environment
    • governance
    • media & communications
    • social science
  • Urban farming data useage!
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    The brief

    We are about to deliver our first product Fjorgyn - a smart and connected mini greenhouse, in which watering and lightning are automated and can be controlled and monitored distantly and cloud-based in a mobile app. Each kind of plant has its own grow program, watering system and LED lamp, in order to give each plant in the greenhouse optimal water amount and wavelengths from the LED lighting. We will gather an enormous amount of data from the greenhouse every day, such as soil moisture levels, temperature, wavelengths and also which kinds of plants that are growing, how fast they are growing etc. The greenhouse will also contain a camera, giving the user visual feedback regarding the growing (also meaning access to an image bank for us).

    The background

    We are a recently started company and our niche is product innovations within connected urban farming, with focus on the combination of exclusive scandinavian product design and Internet of Things technology. Our team includes three people, all with roots from LiU (Computer Science/Design & Product Development).

    The problem

    How can data, generated by Fjorgyn and the growing processes, be used to create value for the user? Which data is relevant to measure? And could the data be used to provide e.g relevant food or drink recipes or other tips for the user? Could we even create an IMDB for plants? A very important factor is also how the data should be presented in order to make it intuitive for the user. Some data may suit a graph in the app, while others is better to present with a push notice. How does the user want the information to be presented? Another interesting factor to investigate: Is it possible to make business out of the data? Selling knowledge about soil-based growing to third party companies might be possible for instance?


    • business & concepts
    • coding
    • design & art
    • education
    • governance
    • healthcare
    • media & communications
    • social science

Application Periods

Period
Starts
Ends

Autumn 2017

18.4.2017

31.5.2017

Spring 2017

1.10.2016

1.12.2016

Autumn 2016

1.4.2016

25.4.2016

Spring 2016

1.10.2015

30.10.2015