Innovative approaches to safety

There are many factors that contribute to an attractive and safe urban space. How can we be better at continuously measuring and analyzing safety and the effects of measures taken, so that they really hit the mark? When producing new data how can we ensure that it is open and made used of by the different actors who contribute to making an urban space attractive and safe?

Safety Lab

Creating an open platform for innovation requires the involvement of many stakeholders bringing together different perspectives. In the Safety Lab we employ a systematic approach that involves gathering needs and insights, conducting market and trend analysis, facilitating matchmaking with startups, piloting initiatives, and fostering a collaborative environment for learning and networking.

In the first year of Safety Lab, we are exploring:

  • Innovative approaches to collaboratively gather insights about a location using sentiment analysis in the digital survey “How do you like Kista?” with Kista Limitless, Citycon, Byggvesta, Stockholm University and the student association DISK.  
  • What is required of a large organization to continuously gather and make use of place based insights in collaboration with the City of Stockholm.  

Forum for Safety in Public Spaces with IoT

  • Forum for Safety in Public Spaces with IoT (Internet of Things) is formed as a strategic project for IoT Sweden focusing on integrity. We will take a deep dive into legal and ethical issues inviting projects and Swedish cities to drive innovation with us.
  • We will explore how to collect data in public spaces without compromising with the integrity of its inhabitants in a pilot with Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY), the City of Stockholm and Internet of Things Sverige.

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