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More than 80% of the residents in residential elderly care suffer from unwanted urine loss. This is why care staff check on them regularly, day and night. In order to minimize these disturbing and time-consuming incontinence rounds, the residential care organization Zorg-Saam set out to test new incontinence solutions equipped with sensor technologies that detect when bandages are saturated and alert care staff. With this innovation, supported by the The Programme for Innovation Procurement of…
Singapore has set its sights on becoming a world-class, tech-driven city-state, and it is doing so through the Smart Nation ambition, which seeks to harness technology to bring benefits from digital transformation in society, economy and government to how people and businesses live, work and play. The Open Digital Platform (ODP) is a key component in the digital infrastructure underpinning Singapore’s Smart Nation ambition. The ODP takes an integrated masterplan approach from the ground up,…
The techDetector is the first technology radar giving an overview of emerging technologies that have the potential to influence the area of sustainable development in the future. It lists future technologies from all sectors of sustainable development and assesses their potential impact on sustainability and gender equality. The techDetector helps inform, sensitize and support foresight processes, enabling better decision-making by providing sound information on technological developments.
Most Brazilian metropolises have a transport network operated by a private company which makes it difficult for transport authorities to have a bright view of the public transport functioning. TRANCITY is a public transport monitoring dashboard which integrates different sources of data, such as bus location, ticketing and cameras, providing real time and historical information that supports management, planning and the operation of public transport networks, with data driven evidence.
MiLAB - Govtech and Public Impact Laboratory, aims to contribute on the digital transformation acceleration of the public sector, by connecting it, through collaboration and open innovation strategies, with start-ups and SMEs that uses emergent technologies and innovative methodologies. MiLAB successfully specialized its activity within the public impact ecosystem, attending the high demand and global tendency of rely on digital innovator among the Government.
MedeINN arose from the need to innovate in the government sector, in a city that had been developing its innovation capabilities in all other sectors. For this reason, and under Innovative State premise, we seek to connect the Mayor's Office of Medellín´s challenges with entrepreneurs and researchers capacities. This has been achieved after a redesign of a Public Procurement for Innovation methodology, which enables Open Innovation in the government sector.
The Environment Agency has a responsibility to protect communities from flood and coastal risks. In the past, the agency has struggled to scale their public engagement and reach their diverse audiences, while also retaining a local relevance. Hello Lamp Post was brought on to provide an interactive, live 24/7 conversational channel to educate and inform the public on flood safety, in high-risk locations around the South West of England and Newcastle.
The Smart Station project for future urban subway station has accelerated the digital transformation for public transportation industry, which has been slow to change, by applying fourth industrial technologies such as IoT, 3D digital twin technology, AI image analysis, and deep learning technology. Through this, the station has secured a control tower that can manage all lines for safe subway station operation, station workers can innovate their work through augmented reality UI systems.
In COMo, the CO2 concentration (CO2 = Carbon Dioxide) serves as a measure for indoor air quality and aerosol pollution; the latter correlates with the potential (COVID) viral load. Objective CO2 readings via networked sensors enable operators to control the indoor air quality and thus reduce the risk of infection for visitors. Published data allow visitors to make decisions about visiting the facility. All content is available under open source licenses (MIT, BSD, Creative Commons).