A pocket sized time machine - one of three winners of Stockholm Region Open Data Award

A pocket sized time machine got the first prize in Stockholm Region Open Data award.

The first runner-up was a solution for a mobile charging network, and the second runner-up was a socio-digital urban mobility marketplace.

The Stockholm Region Open Data Award was about innovative services and products using data from municipalities. The three winners will have the possibility to get their requested data prioritized as open data from all municipalities in Stockholm and the opportunity to collaborate with the Open Data in the Stockholm Region project and decision makers from the Stockholm region to move work forward.

First prize: Team “Be Here Then” comprising of Charlotte Rodenstedt and Jamie Cockburn, submitted their winning entry about “A time machine in your pocket”.

“Be here then” – app in action screen shot

Charlotte and Jamie wanted to display archival photographs to the public through a mobile app. The user would hold up the phone to the buildings around her and with the help of the device’s camera and compass get the app to display an archival photo for this same location. The target groups are both residents and tourists. The app will help residents see their city in new way, and get a sense of how their environment changes dramatically over time but also remains recognisable. One purpose is to open people up to the history of their city too, and to spark their curiousity. The app can also be used in schools as part of history lessons.

The producers would like to create a stream of people to places, some of which perhaps normally don’t have many visitors. This could be beneficial to local cafés and shops. With the app, the photos would be far more accessible, and would be put in an exciting context their actual, physical location.

Jury’s motivation: We love the idea, it would be useful for tourists, schools, citizens and responds well to the core of the challenge, to use data from municipalities and create something a wider audience could use. The presentation was graphically appealing and the idea was the most easy for us to start to work with to fulfill their data needs.

First Runner-up: Wim Technology AB comprising of Jonathan Lönnefjord, Arvid Bräne, Mattias Andersson, Isak Dunér and Philip Torstensson, submitted their winning entry entitled “Scandinavia’s first mobile charging network”

Wim provides users with power on demand through its network of portable power banks. Whilst providing venues with a unique marketing tool that attracts new customer, improves the experience and increases customer spend. Wim offsets all energy consumed within their network of power banks and hope to prolong the time people keep their phones, instead of buying a new one, by reducing the stress of having poor battery life. Read more at www.wim.eco Jury’s motivation: We have all been there, no chargers available for our phone! This idea was new and refreshing, and interesting to use event data in their planning on how to optimize placement of portable charging stations.
Wim Technology - ”Scandinavia’s first mobile charging network”

Second Runner-up: XOAR Technology AB comprising of Ramin J. Imani and Johan Pettersson, submitted their winning entry entitled “XOAR – the first socio-digital urban mobility marketplace”

Entry summary: XOAR is the first socio-digital urban mobility platform that tackles urban air pollution and congestion by nudging both the travelers and mobility providers towards sustainable transportation. Research studies show that in cities around the globe even though public and soft mobility can satisfy many urban travel needs,a considerable number of people still revert to cars habitually. Therefore, to drastically reduce carbon emission associated with urban transportation and reduce congestion, it is vital to not only focus on technological advances in this domain but also nudge the perception of both actors in this problem, i.e. travelers and providers, towards sustainable transportation in a fun and friendly way.   

XOAR solution:

  1. Simplifies multi-modal urban planning for city dwellers by aggregating all services in one mobile app.
  2. Creates a seamless API-based platform for mobility providers to market their services
  3. Nudges both travelers and mobility vendors towards sustainable transportation via an innovative multi-layer gamification model

Jury’s motivation: Mobility is an exciting area which generates a lot of data. This app is also focused on nudging people into a more sustainable way of travelling. Interesting way to combine data, we look forward to see the impact of this app!

XOAR - the first socio-digital urban mobility marketplace screen shot

This competition was open for entries between 2019-05-22 and 2019-08-31. The entries submitted within this period were judged independently by the jury panel and winners were then appointed. All participants were informed about the results and the winners received their diplomas during the Stockholm Tech Safari held on 2019-09-09. Click here to read more about the background of the competition.

From left: Magnus Enzell (Ministry of Infrastructure), Arianne Pousette (Stockholm Business Region), Jonathan Lönnefjord (Wim Technology AB), Ramin J. Imani (XOAR Technology AB) , Christer Forsberg Philip (Stockholm City) and Beatrice Sablone (Storsthlm, the municipalites in Stockholm Region)


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