Smart City Case Competition is your chance to work with data in a creative way and potentially be of influence to many citizens in and around Aarhus. The three best teams will have to present their solutions at the mainstage at the OffDig 2019 conference with more than 1500 attendees, at which the final voting and praise will find place.
The Smart City Case Competition is held at and in collaboration with Aarhus CityLab, which is one of the recent Smart City initiatives, with the purpose of establishing an open test facility for Smart City solutions and a showroom for new Smart City initiatives.
Who can participate
We welcome a diverse group of students from higher educations (academies, universities etc. ) coming from all over the country.
It is not a necessity to have technical skills and there are no pre-requisites.
You can register as an individual or in groups of maximum 5 people.
There are a limited amount of spots available and the deadline for applying is Monday the 5th of February. When the number of registrations exceed the limit, there will be a waiting list.
The three best teams will receive tickets to the conference (value DKK. 6080 per ticket).
Aarhus CityLab is located in the city of Aarhus, at a very exciting place in the newly established harbor area between Navitas (a knowledge and entrepreneurial hub) and DOKK1 (the public library and home of the city’s citizens’ services and innovation center).
The multifunctional area by the seafront facilitates citizens in transit to work or study as well as provide a small break in the daily city life and humdrum. It creates an atmosphere that is buzzing yet calm at the same time. The area is also used for different cultural events. DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) used the area for a very successful event during the FIFA World Cup, where citizens could play football and engage in different activities. It furthermore provided a unique space for their tv-studio from which they covered the World Cup.
CityLab has a dynamic and flexible open play court for outdoor sports e.g. football and basketball and a playful water artwork by the artist Jeppe Hein that invites the citizens to play and interact with one another. This seemingly non-technological area is in fact also a high tech area and currently several sensors as well as a large scale LED screen provides a unique way of presenting data from the surrounding sensors.
However the concept of a Smart City can be hard to make tangible for citizens; The data a city produces is often invisible in the urban environment and not something you can easily interact with unless you have some technical skills.
How can we create engaging solutions, interactive experiences or creative experiments for and with the citizens at Aarhus CityLab, that make use of the data that is produced by the City (municipality), its citizens and companies?
Here are some of the most relevant data sets provided by the city. Please also consider how a citizens or companies could generate new data sets and how these might be combined with existing data sets and used in a CityLab context:
The sensor data from Aarhus City Lab can be found here (temp, rain, humidity, water level in the harbor, pressure, wind speed):
Real-time traffic data from different places around Aarhus:
City Environment Data (Noise, humidity, CO2 etc.) from different places around Aarhus:
You can browse all the open data sets that Aarhus has published here:
Hack Kampmann plads 2,
2nd of March 2019
Approximately 9 hours
From 10:00am to 20:00pm
Registration is on the first day from 10:00am - 10:30am.
Monday the 25th of February 2019 at 12:00
The event is free and with limited spots - hurry up!
If you are unable to attend the case competition, please make sure to call DANSK IT (+45 31 21 60 35) or send an email to Fabian Berg (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Monday the 25th of February before 1PM. No-show or any late cancellation will result in a DKK 500 cancellation fee.
The hackathon is only for students.Læs DANSK IT's persondatapolitik.