Agile experiments form a concept with which the city is looking to receive ideas from businesses to solve its predetermined needs. The concept offers companies an easy and fast channel for tapping into the city’s needs and for testing and developing their own solutions in a real urban environment. The city, in turn, receives useful information on new digital solutions for optimising its operations and finding cost savings. The aim is to find trailblazer solutions that are globally scalable.
Proactive water infrastructure maintenance
Smart remote pump monitoring was experimented at the Roine raw water pumping station and the Vieritie storm water pumping station. Wireless sensors installed in the pump frames collected data that was used to produce analysed information on pump operation. The solution was developed by Steamline Oy.
Mobile guidance on the building history of Central Square
The mobile guidance describes the constructional phases of the Central Square area from the 1600s up to the present day. This historical information serves the city’s residents, tourists and anyone interested in the city’s history. It also serves as a handy aid for teachers. The application was developed by Arcventure.
Bluetooth beacons help at construction sites
City guidance with Bluetooth beacons was tested at tramway construction sites in Tampere. The beacons sent information about the progression of nearby construction work and any changes brought about by it. The signal could be found with the Nearby application while the Bluetooth function was on. The experiment was implemented by Oy Globeon Ltd.
Latest call finished, three left for this year
This years fist call for agile experiments expired 29th March. In the call we looked for fresh ideas related for example to light traffic real-time calculation and new city guidance solutions for spesific, popular areas (Pyynikki and Pispala) in Tampere. Eleven solution offers was left. The decision which one of these are continuing to further discussions will be published soon.
In 2019 there will be at least three calls for agile experiments yet to become. The next call will be published at this website and Tampere Business Link, so stay tuned!