USE DATA VISUALISATION TO AID PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY SERVICES IN SWEDEN

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At 449,964km², Sweden is the 5th largest country in Europe. It’s also one of the most sparsely populated. This means that people need to travel long distances, to get between cities or commute to work.

Swedish Government agency for Transport Analysis estimates that car usage in Sweden is at its highest since records began. Cars with Swedish plates drove an average of 12,110 kilometres in 2017. Together, that’s around 1.7 million laps around the globe. And there are more vehicles on the roads than ever before.

This is neither sustainable from an environmental perspective nor from a big city perspective. It leads to air pollution, noise pollution and gridlocks. But, right now, there are few alternatives available. 

That’s where you come in.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The competition is hosted by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth in collaboration with the ”A Challenge from Sweden” initiative  for challenge-driven innovation by the Swedish Energy Agency and Swedish Incubators & Science Parks. A Challenge from Sweden has an ongoing challenge that invites the world’s most progressive innovators and organisations to take part in unlocking the potential of sustainable mobility services powered data. Learn more at https://mobility.challengefrom.se.

This competition calls for relevant proposals regarding the visualisation of mobility related data that will contribute to a more sustainable travel within Sweden for example through an interactive map of Swedish Cities for example through an interactive map of 

– Stockholm (Barkarbystaden, Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Hammarby Sjöstad, Kista Science City),
– Linköping (Vallastaden, Mjärdevi Science Park, the university area)
– Uppsala (city central, Rosendal, Ulleråker) – Malmö (Västra Hamnen)
– Gävle/Sandviken.

So that travellers can leave their cars at home and choose to travel by public transport (bus, train), rental bike or a scooter-sharing system.

At the heart of this innovation competition is data. We are looking for teams ready and capable of using APIs for data on public transport, air quality and noise levels and combine them with insights drawn from heatmaps, plans for new buildings, rented parking places and social media. 

The aim of the solution is to help mobility service providers and city planners in Sweden  get a better overview of travel patterns and existing infrastructure.

The competition is free to enter and open to everyone. You can participate as an individual or as part of a team. You may only participate in one team and each team can only submit one entry.
Contestants that need to travel over 200 km (roundtrip, inside Sweden) to participate in any related events may apply for travel grants. The costs must be validated and the grants will be paid retrospectively. Application for travel grants must be sent for approval to info@challengesgov.se no later than February 8th.

All competition rules must be adhered to and participants must create a functioning prototype upon submission.

Entries must comprise of solutions that can be embedded as widgets or similar on https://mobility.challengefrom.se.

The participants are encouraged to produce solutions that can visualize the following locations in Swedish cities: 

• Linköping (Vallastaden, Mjärdevi Science Park, the University area).
• Malmö (Västra Hamnen).
• Stockholm (Barkabystaden, Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Hammarby Sjöstad.
• Uppsala (city central, Rosendal, Ulleråker).
• Gävle and Sandviken.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

• Creativity, originality and innovation
• Implementation (technical design, usability, design and presentation)
• Potential social impact
• Scalability
• Realisation and estimated costs
• Text description explaining how your solution supports the theme of the competition

The winner of the competition will be the contribution that uses combined data in the most creative way, coming up with an innovative solution or service that clearly demonstrates the benefits of open data resources. The use of data from several Swedish government authorities is highly valued.

The data sources available for use are listed at further down on this page. Please adhere to the terms of use related to each data source. Other sources than the ones listed may be used but the use of any of the prioritized data sources is highly valued.

RULES

By registering your entry, you agree to the following rules:

1. The contribution should be a working prototype and preferably using any of the prioritized data sources listed further down on this page. The contribution can combine these together with other data sources.

2. Restrictions on data from each individual authority or organization are to be followed.

3. The entry must be original and may not have been previously published, completely or partially.

4. The presentation of the contribution can made in English or Swedish but English is preferred.

5. The entry shall not violate Swedish law. Organizers of the competition reserve the right to remove any entries received that are not in compliance.

6. The entries must be the contesting team’s own idea and solution. It should be owned by the team and not violate any copyrights or intellectual property rights. When open source code or libraries are used the source must be clearly stated and free of intellectual property rights.

7. All participants must be prepared for interaction with the jury, the authorities’ representatives and parties who in some way contribute to the competition. Filming of participants can be made during presentations and interviews but participants will be informed beforehand.

8. There is no age limit for participating, but the guardian has to be assigned for persons under the age of 18.

9. Submission of the entry is to be made using the form found further down on this page latest by 2019-02-15.

10. Presentation material and/or link to the solution may be presented publicly.

11. Suspected cheating will lead to disqualification.

12. Contributions that do not meet the above requirements will not be dealt with in the competition.

13. In the event of conflict, the organizers of this competition’s decision will prevail when it comes to competition rules and assessment criteria

14. The organizers of this competition reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and criteria up to the start of the challenge.

Rights for the contestants

The ideas, prototypes, services or other material produced during the competition are owned by the participants themselves. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to describe the entries publicly and present them on this website, in social media that are linked to the platform, and all the participating authorities and organizations’ websites and other communication and marketing channels.

The Jury

The jury can promote the competition, but any questions about the competition will be made to the organizers of the competition. The jury is impartial and works according to the assessment criteria above. The jury’s decision cannot be appealed against.

What can the team win?

• Entry to Sweden Demo Day 4th April in Stockholm.

• Entry to Internetdagarna in November in Stockholm.

• Design feedback from IDEO’s Portfolio Director Randy Plemel

• Inspiring meeting about the future of visualisation with Pontus Westerberg, one of the founders of Block by Block who also works with UN Habitat.

A price cannot be transferred, or wholly or partly exchanged for cash or other compensation in accordance with these rules. Participation means that each participant waives second claim, than the competition win. Any tax will be paid by the winners.

The winners will be announced and published on challengesgov.se and also in the other channels of the arranging authorities.

Processing of personal data

Any personal data will be managed to administer and designate winners in the competition and will possibly be used in marketing purposes for the challenge platform. The data will only be registered during the time needed to fulfill these purposes. Click here for more information

Questions and information

More information about the competition and the possibility to ask questions is available at info@challengesgov.se

DATA SOURCES

PRIORITIZED DATA SOURCES

PUBLIC
TRANSPORT

TRAVEL PATTERNS
IN SWEDEN

BIKE PATHS

TRANSPORT
SHARING SERVICES

PARKING SPACES

CHARGING STATIONS

BIO GAS STATION SUPPLIERS

OTHER SUGGESTED DATA SOURCES

OPEN DATA
UPPSALA

OPEN DATA
STOCKHOLM

OPEN DATA
LINKÖPING

TRANSPORT IN SWEDEN

NATIONAL ROAD DATABASE

NOISE POLLUTION

AIR
QUALITY

TRANSPORT
STATS

DAYCARE, RETAIL AND RECREATIONAL AREAS

SWEDISH
ENERGY AGENCY

THE JURY

Ann Molin

Project Manager
Hack for sweden

Jesper Johansson

Project manager
SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
CHALLENGE

Maja Brisvall

CEO
QUANTIFIED PLANET

Åke Lindström

Director of development
kista science city aB

Pontus Westerberg

Programme OFFICER
UN HABITAT

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