ANNUAL REPORT 2013
E X T E N D I NG H UM AN C APABILIT IE S
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CEO Perspective Starting back in 1997, I have been writing this introduction to CDT annual report, every year, for almost two decades. From a short glance back, it seems there are two particular topics that I tend to come back to. One topic is how technology, very profoundly during certain periods, influences our behavior and the way we shape our environment. The other topic is about how to fertilize foster and facilitate innovation culture and capabilities. Since these topics seem to constantly renew themselves, I will - again - revisit them later on in this introduction. Making
datacenters and clouds
greener and smarter
During 2012, Sweden advanced from position 8 to position 3, as a low-risk country for data-centers, Facebook put their Luleå datacenter (first building out of three planned) into operation and recent forecasts global growth of data volumes is mind-blowing. More and more expansive data-center actors are looking at the opportunities of north Sweden. Triggered by these trends and the related growing needs for better and more sustainable solutions, CDT decided, early 2013, to radically strengthen the available research and innovation capacity with objective to make datacenters and clouds more flexible, resource efficient and environmentally friendly. Jointly with partners, CDT formulated a plan for establishment of a strong environment for research and innovation “Making Datacenters and Clouds 4
Greener and Smarter”. Inspired by the delicious golden-yellow and C-vitamin rich berry of the small plant Cloudberry [Lat. Rubus Chamaemorus] being so typical and important for north Sweden, the initiative was titled “Cloudberry Datacenters” (or just Cloudberry). With initial funding from the Swedish national agency for innovation systems – VINNOVA and authorities and industries in the region, the plan could be put into action in September 2013. Though we are in a very early phase of building up the environment, interest from both industry and society are strong and growing. We are all quite excited about this and the related growing landscape of opportunities. Open
user-driven innovation of
for better energy systems
CDT together with partners has very well established capabilities when it comes to; (a) methods for user-driven open innovation and (b) IT for visualization and control of person-centric energy consumption (in offices, stores and private homes). By combining these two strengths, we have been able to grow our project portfolio and together with project partners internationally, interesting and novel results are being produced. We anticipated that we should be able to use IT-based mechanisms influence energy consumption patterns, but I believe we were all astonished when we consumption baseline analysis revealed savings and/or “peakshaving” at a magnitude of 20%-40% of
total consumption being in user control. Welcome read more inside, about this in context of our projects Cassandra, SmartCampus and Wattalyst. From RDI to RIDE - strengthening CDT’s
At a conference in Brussels, 2006, I introduced the abbreviation “RDI” meaning Research, Design and Innovation - expressing the three fundamental pillars in CDT methodology. During last year, when analyzing the demands from the growing Datacenter businesses in our region, it became evident that we at CDT should recognize education as one pillar for innovation efficiency. One aspect is to reassure enough available work forces with suitable knowledge profiles. Another aspect is to engage students and leverage on their spirit and creativity, in our project experimental activities. We have also gradually recognized more clearly that usability and business experimentation should be used as basis for service and product design – i.e. innovation essentially comes before design. Based in these insights, CDT methodology is now being upgraded from RDI (Research-DesignInnovation) to RIDE (Research-Innovation-Design and Education). Cognitive System - and all will change, again During the first half century since birth of modern, computer based, information technology, humans have essentially
about cdt been “the ears and eyes” of computers and computer based systems. Since we have been in control of the sources of information (via keyboards, drawing devices and scanners) as well as the information processing rules and schemes (writing all software programs) – Humans have, for good reasons, felt as being in natural control of the computer based systems. This is in progress of changing. Change will be radical and probably also a bit faster than desirable for some people. More and more, computer systems are connected to various sensors, including human alike sensors as ears and eyes (audio and video devices) as well as many other types of “senses”. Our computerbased systems will become cognitive themselves, independently from us and they will have sensing capabilities far beyond ours. Also, computers are already used to generate instructions (program) for other computers in more and more elaborate fashions. Computers will program themselves and they will take initiatives based on their senses – independently from direct human initiative or control. I wonder how long time it will take until cognitive systems show up, by themselves, in social media. At best, cognitive systems will sense and take initiatives to assist and support us.Very likely, system will (deliberately or by mistake) also take “bad initiatives”. When this happens, users may have no simple mean to foresee their action to prevent their initiative or to improve their behavior. At worst we will not even be able to put a simple final stop to a “Computer Misconduct”. Already back in 1942, Isaac Asimov did foresee some of the challenges when he, for the first time, concisely formulated “The Three
Laws of Robotics” in his novel “Runaround”. But how have the IT industry progressed since? In spite the fact that some of the key challenges with cognitive smart systems were formulated more than seventy (70!) years ago, the effort and resources put into research and development in the field seem surprisingly insufficient. We are still essentially missing robust, reliable and simple-to-understand-and-use principles for human (user) interaction and control of advanced cognitive and highly autonomous systems. We need to find appropriate principles and methods to manage the cognitive systems – Though the matter is a bit urgent, reliability is of profound importance. The Internet, mobile communication and industrial automation have profoundly changed the way we live our daily lives. In healthcare, industry, traffic etc, our life and safety directly depend on appropriate system functionality – Cognitive systems will make it all change – again – and we’d better understand and stay in control, as to reassure appropriate system behavior! CDT associated research groups, as well as many industrial partners, are since many years working with some of the topics related to cognitive systems and human-computer interaction. During 2014, I hope and foresee that we, together with our partners, will establish such a joint R&D road-map (or maybe “RIDE-map”, to be coherent with our aforementioned efforts to reinforce our methodology). thanks!
Finally I would like to forward, from me and all of my collegues, to sponsors, core partners and supporting parnters, a sincere thanks for your support during 2013.
CDT is extending human capabilities by viable ICT innovation CDT’S MISSION Our mission is to develop and utilize new knowledge for viable ICT innovation with responsible and sustainable impact. We connect academia, industry and society at large in research, design and innovation, as well as knowledge transfer processes. OUR PARTNERS ARE: • IT users (companies, organisations, individuals) • IT developers (companies, IT departments) • Innovation and research supporting organisations • Policy and decision makers • Academia (Students, teachers, researchers) CDT OPERATIONS ARE RESEARCH, DESIGN AND INNOVATION INTEGRATION: • Projects • Proposals • Experimentation • Spin-off support NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION • External (e.g. ENoLL, NESSI, Net works, EARMA etc) • LTU internal, partners (ex meeting with researchers, partner networking and events) KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION AND COMMUNICATION • Workshops • Handbooks • Courses • Conferences FUTURE FUNDING INFLUENCE • Contribution to policies, roadmaps, lobbying, research agendas • Future studies
Highlights 2013 USEMP will empower the users´ control of their digital footprint on social media 70% of Europeans are concerned that their personal data held by companies may be used for a purpose other than that for which it was collected and just over a quarter of social network users feel in complete control.” This is an important area that the new CDT project named USEMP will look into. The project will raise citizens’ awareness of their digital footprint in social media and aims to develop two tools that give users the control of their personal data, namely: n USEMP Presence Control Tool –Who am I in social networks? n USEMP Economic Value Awareness Tool – What is the value of my personal data? Main involvement of LTU-CDT will be for user empowerment and piloting as well as in privacy and legal aspects analysis and user-studies of personal information sharing. Responsible researcher at LTU is Anna Ståhlbröst, Social Informatics, and Marita Holst, CDT, is the local project-manager.
Innovation and gender handbook launched CDT has launched a new digital handbook to create a more equal working environment. How can we improve the Structures Symbols and and development process of segregations images products and services in the ICT sector through gender equality and diversity? Identity Is it possible to integrate a Interactions Self-definitions gender perspective in the existing processes? The answers are not necessarily difficult to find once the gender glasses are in place. The handbook is based on the results of the Mäta Jämt project. The goal of the project has been that the participants collaborate on equal terms in joint learning and knowledge sharing process. In the ideal situation of interactive collaboration all participants are seen as experts in their own fields. This is to ensure that the gender equality and diversity work continues when the project is over and the process leaders and researchers have left. Handbook: How to boost and measure change 6
with an active CDT project participant Hi Josefin Lassinantti, PhD Student at the Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences at LTU.
What is the main focus of your research? The main focus of my research is to investigate how new possibilities for citizeninitiated service innovations are shaped within public sector, and specifically I’m looking into the very recent phenomenon of public sector open data. This is a global evolvement which means that public sector bodies are opening up their databases and other information in digital formats for citizens and private sector to re-use in other contexts. By opening up data in free formats, a number of positive impacts are believed to happen; one of them is increased service innovations. How long have you been working with CDT? I’ve been working with CDT in different projects since I’ve started my PhD studies. How does your collaboration with CDT look like? Generally, I’m involved with the need finding and user parts in projects, while others are handling the more technical parts. Also, my focus on open data has led me to be involved in work related to defining the business eco-system around our solutions. One of my personal concerns has always been to understand how to create value in a rather broad sense for all involved stakeholders within their specific contexts,
including those people not initially thought of as being of interest. What has the work with CDT given you? The work with CDT and their projects has given me a platform from which it is possible to practically operate towards solving contemporary and interesting issues and to network with and learn from interesting people. What is the main goal of your research? As for many researchers, ideologically, of course I want my research to make a difference in a positive sense. More practically, one of my specific goals is to make public sector open data available as a mean for service creation innovation by people without programming skills. I believe it would be really interesting to tap into the service innovative capacity within branches outside the developer’s community, which today are the main target group for open data. The SATIN project is the place where this can happen. What are your plans for 2014? For 2014, I’m planning to do my licentiate thesis on open data and to work towards a new project where the CDT project “SATIN” and open data could be merged more extensively so that we could have some live cases.
The SATIN project
let users create their own services
SATIN in 2013 – A Good Year February 2013 was a good and eventful year for the SATIN project. Early in the year, the new “thread-based” editor was ready for use, immediately increasing the ease with which new users would learn how to use the SATIN tool-kit. A recurring comment from test-users of the original “agent-based” visual editor was “I don’t understand how to connect the components”. Since the entire project is about making it easier for nonprogrammers to create their mobile services – apps – it was apparent that a new approach was needed. And this also underlines the strength of early user involvement – to make necessary corrections earlier rather than later. The first part of 2013 was a rather intense period for weeding out annoying “bugs” from the system, in order to give the user as problem-free experience as possible. 2013 was also a year of showing the SATIN system. Starting early in the year, the following list contains some of the events where SATIN was showcased: – SATIN was used in the App&Go – Introduction to programming mini-course for future LTU students, led by Anna Ståhlbröst and Josefin Lassinantti. – SATIN was showcased in the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona by JanOlov Johansson.
April – Juwel Rana made a live demonstration at The Wold Wide Web Conferance in Rio de Janeiro of SATIN during his paper presentation. July - Johan E. Bengtsson demonstrated SATIN to the European OpenIoT project - an open source middleware for querying sensor clouds - acknowledged as a top-10 new opern source proejct 2013 (by Black Duck). September – Johan E. Bengtsson and Aron Lidgren used SATIN while being technical advisors at the ISDC 2013 – Intelligent Services for the Digital City, a summer school organized within EIT ICT Labs. Josefin Lassinantti, Jimmy and Nicklas Nyström participated in the summer school together with students from across Europe, where Josefin´s team choose a winning strategy in combining SATIN technology with city open data. – Anders Broberg and Jan-Olov demonstrated SATIN at the InternetBay Partnering Event in Luleå. October – SATIN in cooperation with City SDK of Helsinki organized a workshop at the eChallenges conference in Dublin, where Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn followed-up on her paper presentation from 2012. November – SATIN was again in focus, now at the ICT
2013 conference in Vilnius, as well as being demonstrated in the EIT ICT Labs booth, as well as in a joint Networking Booth, again together with Forum Virium, Helsinki December – The eventful year was wrapped up as Aron Lidgren and Jan-Olov used SATIN in a workshop during the MUM ’13 conference in Luleå. SATIN has also increased its visibility with the EIT ICT Labs management team, through several personal contacts at EIT ICT Labs events in January, April, September and December. The aim is to use EIT ICT Labs as a strong exploitation channel in 2015. The overall impression after presenting SATIN in various environments and for different audiences is that SATIN truly represents a unique simplicity in allowing users to create their own services. The challenge now for SATIN is to reach a broader audience, and to really identify the value-adding offering in order to bring SATIN closer to a commercial product. Project-wise, the SATIN project was planned to end in March 2013. However, late 2012/ early 2013, Tillväxtverket opened a possibility for on-going project to apply for extended funding. This was eventually successful, and SATIN will now continue through the end of 2014, increasing the opportunity to fine-tune the product, reach a broader audience, and start on the road to a successful business!
CDT project partner awarded Luleå Business Agency’s gender equality prize 2013
Joakim Wiklund, Agio, and Helena Österlind, the moderator, at the Mäta Jämt final conference in Luleå April 2013
Agio was awarded the Luleå Business Agency’s gender equality prize 2013 for the work in integrating a gender perspective in their systematic work environment management. The employees are actively involved and their experiences are taken into account regarding gender
equality in salaries, parental leave, career paths, workplace culture etc. As one of the supporting partners of the Mäta Jämt project Agio contributed to the development of the measurement method and established a genderbalanced sponsor strategy inspired by the project. 7
Highlights 2013 Interviews with two of
CDT’s partners Place: Aachen, Germany Date: 13 February, 2014 Persons: George Thanos and Marilena Minou Organization: Athens University of Economics and Business
Tell us how your collaboration with CDT look like?
What is your general impression of the collaboration with CDT?
We have been collaborating with CDT and LTU for many years in many contexts. At the moment we are partners in the FP7 project “Wattalyst”, which CDT is the coordinator of. In this project we are trying to generate new knowledge about how ICT can be developed and used to make more effective and efficient energy demand-response solutions, meaning how energy needs- and production patterns can be harmonized, focusing to build new knowledge primarily on the consumer side.
We have great experiences working with CDT. As an experienced EU project coordinator and as manager of the Wattalyst project, it has been very educating to see how Mikael Börjeson, Arne Gylling and Jan van Deventer have been planning and organizing all the deadlines, deliverables, meetings etc. We have also been visiting CDT in Luleå, during which we for example went on a tour to the energy company “Luleå Energi”. This helped us to understand the local needs and opportunities in Sweden in this particular subject area.
What benefits do you get from the collaboration?
What opportunities do you see in continued collaboration with CDT?
As a PhD student, I (Marilena) would definitely encourage other PhD students to take part in EU projects. You will gain a lot from it, for example real-world application to research questions, not only from one trail in one country, but from multiple. You can also profit from the cross-disciplinary problem solving and brainstorming between different parts like industry and academia. This can be complex but cooperation is important and in the process you learn to see different aspects from the different partners. And if you like to cooperate with people from different nationalities and enjoy travelling, you will get that as well.
The Wattlyst project has a very good collaboration environment and the CDT team has a good attitude, they are professional in all aspects and are nice to socialize with too. We have a strong foundation in working with CDT, we know each other and we trust that each part will get things done and are willing to compromise to some extent for the overall project to work. We hope that we will find future collaboration projects together. I (Marilena) hope to continue to work in the area of socio-economics and energy and maybe one day, come to LTU and present my work and maybe also visit Luleå Energi again. CDT and LTU seem to have a very big faith in its researchers
and it would be great to work in an environment like that! For my part (George), and speaking on behalf of our research group we would like to continue to work with CDT in the areas of network economics and techno-economics research applied in various domains such as Energy but also Cloud technologies and Internet of Things. We have actually started working in a new project in the areas of Cloud and Energy efficiancy in which CDT could be a valuable stakeholder! Interesting. Tell us more about the project!? Well, it’s a cloud project named ASCETIC, which stands for “Adapting Service lifeCycle towards EfficienT Clouds“. It is also a FP7 project, focusing on providing novel methods and tools to support software developers aiming to optimize energy efficiency and minimize the carbon footprint resulting from designing, developing, deploying and running software in Clouds. At the same time, quality of service, experience and perception will be taken into account, so energy efficiency will complement them and boost cloud efficiency at several dimensions. ASCETiC aims to result in an implementation of an Open Source Cloud stack providing energy efficiency at software, platform and infrastructure layers, providing incremental versions approaching the problem in three levels: static, intra-layer and inter-layer adaptation.
Interviews with two of
CDT’s partners Place: Aachen, Germany Date: 13 February, 2014 Persons: Deva Seetharam, Tanuja Ganu Organization: IBM Research Lab in Bangalore, India
What does your collaboration with CDT look like? We have been working in the Wattalyst project together for more than two years. IBM is the technical coordinator of the project. The consortium has been working very closely together and so far it has been a great experience What results and benefits do you get from the collaboration? The project has helped us to build new solutions for demand-response systems in the energy area. We have a trial site in India and it is very interesting to see the differences as well as similarity compared to the other project trail sites in Sweden and Spain. European Union is one of IBM’s main markets and the Wattalyst project gives us opportunities for consumer understanding and technical leads. And in terms of your research, what have you gained so fare? As a researcher and as Technical Staff Member in the Smarter Energy group in IBM Research, I (Tanuja) am focused on demand side management techniques and embedded analytics research. This research includes innovative design of nPlug, a plug for decentralized micro demand response as well as SocketWatch, an autonomous appliance monitoring system for detecting electricity wastage and appliance malfunctioning. My
research interests are in machine learning, data mining, embedded analytics and optimization. We have been travelling to Luleå to visit the trial site and gain an understanding about the Swedish context and that was a great opportunity. We have learned a lot! For me (Deva) it is the first time I have worked in an EU project before. It is a great learning experience, working together with five different nationalities. IBM is active in 150 countries where as EU is one of the most important regions, so experience working in a multinational context is very important. CDT has, among other things, helped me to gain knowledge in how to perform user and evaluation studies.
future projects. We like to work cross-disciplinary between traditional scientific boarders as well as between different technology sectors. In the future we see multiple levels of cooperation opportunities; like LTU research students traveling to IBM in India, coming Horizon 2020 joint proposals as well as continuous work with the business opportunities we currently see in the Wattalyst project.
What is your impression of the collaboration with the partners and with CDT and LTU in particular? As the administrator of the Wattalyst project, I admire CDT’s very organized project coordination system. They have really managed the project in a very structured way. CDT is also responsible for a Luleå based trial, and that has also been knowledgeable to follow the entire real world pilot setting that has been implemented and carried out. What opportunities do you see in continued collaboration with CDT? We would definitely cooperative with CDT in 9
Highlights 2013 Highlights 2013
SATIN and LTU students in EIT ICT Labs Summer School
During the early autumn of 2013, CDT participated in the “Intelligent Services for Digital Cities – ISDC 2013” Summer School in Trento in northern Italy. Students and technical advisors participated in creating innovations based on technologies from the participating universities in Sweden, Finland, Germany and Italy.The LTU participants provided the SATIN tool-kit for creating mobile services by traditional non-programmers. - It was an enlightening experience where we learned to work together across borders, says Computer Science student Nicklas Nyström. Students and brothers, Nicklas and Jimmy Nyström, in the Computer Science program at the university, travelled to Italy during the summer holidays to the city of Trento together with Josefin Lassinantti, PhD Student at Social Informatics. The week-long summer school was organized as an activity within the EIT ICT Labs action line Digital Cities. - They held lectures and we were split into groups that had the task to develop a product related to the research field of intelligent services for digital cities, says Jimmy Nyström. The participants of the summer school were able to work with different types of technologies. Smart digital cities is a broad subject that involve the development of everything from smart grids to the application of open data to altering
electricity consumption in households, or to develop new components for mobile apps. - It was useful to sit in on a project where people speak different languages and solve tasks together in a very short time. It was fun to work with time constraints and underlying language problems and to be thrown into an Italian team where we create a prototype, concept art and architecture to an IT project, says Nicklas Nyström. Johan Bengtsson and Aron Lidgren represented LTU as technical advisors at the summer school, where Johan also talked about the challenges of a digital city from the Luleå perspective: - It was really interesting to see the similarity of challenges that cities as far apart as Luleå and Trento is dealing with. The summer school was also a valuable test for the SATIN tool-kit, and it became clear that
SATIN is well suited for integration with other technologies and can provide solutions for the Digital City. PhD student Josefin Lassinantti participated in one of the winning teams of the summer school: - The week in Trento was really interesting since it didn’t only focused on new technologies, it also put the technologies into broader aspect of a future society. So this was definitely a most useful and interesting experience.
Some of CDT’s activities during 2013
The SATIN app.
Creating new mobile apps in 10 the SATIN tool.
CDT participated at Datacentres Europe 2013 in Nice.
Cloudberry networking meeting.
CDTs traditional christmas mingle.
CDT workshop: Users do IT the Living Lab way.
In Brussels negotiating COMPEIT.
CDT is a member of the “SwedishSmartGrid.se” group, hosted by Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications (Näringsdepartementet).
CDT participated in the Equality, Growth and Innovation Conference in Luleå 2013.
Dave Carter visited CDT for business (and birdwatching). Dave is head of the Manchester Digital Development Agency.
FIRE Forum - Shaping Future Internet Research and Experimentation for Horizon 2020.
Meeting between ENoLL and World Bank represesentatives on the planned guidelines book.
The Sensor Network Cloud A prototype backend for your application
Visit the Sense Smart City platform, a system that provides a safe, stable and simple cloud services that can be used as an overall system for many different types of sensor applications. CDT’s project “Sense Smart City”, welcomes users to this new sensor network cloud, with the main purpose to provide people, companies and organizations a tool to design, prototype and implement secure and efficient sensor network applications, without the need to invest initial time and money on a complex backend system.
The first step for users is to register as a user on the website https://cloud.sensesmartcity.org. It is completely free and no strings attached. As a register user you can access all sensors marked public by other Sense Smart City users.You will also find information on how to register as a sensor owner for your own application.
at ICT 2013 - Create, Connect, Grow To prepare for the new European research and innovation program Horizon 2020 launch, CDT participated in the ICT 2013 conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. More than 5000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and industry representatives got together in conferences, exhibitions, networking- and work programme sessions and investment forums. Horizon 2020 is the European Commission’s program for implementing the “Innovation Union” flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 strategy, aimed at
securing Europe’s global competitiveness. The program The program is the EC’s new program for research and innovation, as part of efforts to create growth and jobs in Europe. Below are some of the activates that CDT’s staff took an active part in: Info kiosk: Experimenting the Future Internet – the FIRE Exhibition: FIRE networking -Future Internet Research and Experimentation in 2020 Exhibition: Demo of SATIN Pitching: The Sense Smart City for better innovation capacity in the public sector Networking session “Women in International ICT Research: Smart cities, Gender and Inclusion” Networking both: Eco-system for user-generated mobile apps
Horizon 2020? Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is emphasizing excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, remove barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. 11
The new project Cloudberry Datacenters has been granted four million SEK from Swedenâ€™s innovation agency VINNOVA and their VinnvĂ¤xt program.The goal is to develop an internationally leading environment for research and innovation in the field of large-scale data management an industry that is growing very rapidly.
- Making datacenters and clouds greener and smarter Cloudberry is a research and innovation centre, with mission to make datacenters and clouds more flexible, resource-efficient and environmentally friendly. Cloudberry partners define and run medium to high risk research and innovation projects, where key challenges and opportunities are targeted with research, novel approaches and new technology.
For more information visit www.cloudberry-datacenters.com or contact: Michael Nilsson, LTU-CDT. Phone: +46 (0)920 49 23 06. E-mail: Michael.Nilsson@ltu.se 12
about the project
A response to the data usage increase The use of digital data increases exponentially. Forecasts indicate that the amount of data usage globally will have increased forty-fold already by 2020, and the number of requests for data center openings in Luleå has been increasing steadily. Cloudberry started as a response to the rapidly growing global demand for flexible, resource efficient and environmentally friendly solutions in the datacenters/cloud industry. Cloudberry main objective is to offer a one-stop environment for collaborative research and innovation projects that target these needs and opportunities. Cloudberry engages in beyond state-of-the art research and higher education, with objective to strengthen the accessible work-force and to engage students, teachers and researchers in ongoing projects. The picture is showing the Cloudberry Management Team: Olov Schelén, ,Mikael Börjeson and Michael Nilsson, holding the VINNOVA VINNVÄXT Grant
Strengthening the growing datacenter industry Cloudberry will strengthen the growing industry around data centers. The project covers a wide field. It requires comprehensive understanding of everything from resource efficient IT solutions for storage, communication and analysis of large data to new construction techniques for data centers and advanced systems for resource manage-
ment, operations and maintenance. There is also an increasing demand around analysis of large data sets and its increasing rapidly. Needs come from all industries - from basic industry to service and retail. North Sweden offers a uniquely reliable and competitive environment for green datacenters, instrumented by renewable energy, redundant broadband infrastructure, cool air and educated people.The goal of the projects is to develop an international and leading environment for datacenter operators offering new knowledge and new solutions that will be required for future data centers. Cloudberry will be another important piece of the puzzle to create an internationally leading environment for research and innovation in the field of data centers.
Partnership Cloudberry is a partnership between academia, public sector, industry and involves parties such as Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Ericsson, Vattenfall, ABB, Atea, Norrbotten County Council, The County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, Boden, Skellefteå and Luleå Municipality, The Node Pole, KYAB, Fortlax, Effnet, Swedish Customs, ArctosLabs, Mirror Partner, Oricane, Agio, Xarepo, Elastisys and Metria.
The picture shows the location of the Cloudberry headquarters in relation to Facebook’s datacenter in Luleå, Sweden.
RIDE A unique attribute of Cloudberry methodology is how Research, Innovation, Design and Education “RIDE” are closely integrated to generate quicker, more innovative and valid R&D results as well as to fertilize the practical implementations of results into business and society. 13
Research areas World class research at Luleå University of Technology is the core for our operation. Consequently, an important part of CDT´s mission is to support the strong university research environments. Today, we collaborate actively with seven different areas of research; Accounting and Control, Dependable Communication and Computation, Social Informatics, Signal Processing, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Gender and Technology and Industrial Work Environment. accounting and control
The discipline Accounting and control is designed to meet tomorrow’s demands on the relationship between business and technology in both teaching and research. Within the discipline, the strategic area of “Management of sustainable business and resources” aims at conducting both applied and theoretical international research relevant to multiple industries; which may include: Resource allocation/ efficiency, Open innovation and Innovation management, Risk management, Investment, Financing, Management control, Capital efficiency, Corporate communication, Growth enhancement, Total shareholder return and Business model management. CONTACT: Jeaneth Johansson, Associate Professor E-mail: Jeaneth.Johansson@ltu.se Phone: +46 (0)920 49 23 64
dependable communication and computation
The research in Dependable Communication and Computation group focuses on an integrated development of network architectures, resource efficient algorithms, and programming paradigms for enabling an applicationtailored design of dependable communication and computation systems. 14
The research is conducted along three main lines: Dependable network architectures, resource efficient algorithms and dependable software engineering. In the area of Dependable network architectures the group’s research focuses on creating a systematic framework for engineering of dependable communication systems where the dependability processes are assessed already at the design stage. In the area of Resource efficient algorithms the group’s research focuses on constructing fast and memory efficient algorithms and programs. Our current work concerns mainly how to organize and search large data sets and geometry objects. Finally the group’s research in the area of dependable software engineering is mainly concerned with development programming languages that allow convenient programming with defined event-driven components. This programming language should work on platforms that range from desktop clusters to tiny embedded devices. CONTACT: Evgeny Osipov, Associate Professor E-mail: Evgeny.Osipov@ltu.se Phone: +46 (0)920 49 15 78
gender and technology
Gender & Technology is a research topic under the Department of Work Science at the Department of Economics,Technology and Society. Our research and education focus on gender perspective of regional development, technological development, innovation, entrepreneurship and communications in rural areas. We use an interactive research approach in close collaboration between researchers and the community. CONTACT: Lena Abrahamsson, Professor E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)920-492107 industrial work enviroment
We have a number of projects that all share a gender research perspective, for example research around gender and work organisation, gender and technology and women’s work and their situation in the labour market and at companies. Our research is for example running a number of projects in heavy process industries (paper and pulp, steel and mining) and the engineering industry. But we also have many research projects in health care and medical treatment, upper secondary school, and vocational education. Some projects have a theoretical foundation while others are more applied. We have a number of projects that have very different content but that all share a gender research perspective, for example research around gender and work organisation, gender and technology and women’s work and their situation in the labour market and at companies. CONTACT: Jan Johansson, Professor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)920-491412
mobile and pervasive computing
Pervasive and mobile computing address distributed systems and mobile networks, which enable mobility, ubiquity and interactivity of computers, data, software and users.
Social Informatics is a subject with established national and international research collaborations and a close cooperation with industry and public organisations.We are extending our education towards the area of service innovation and are currently developing a new educational program.
Pervasive computing is based on that technology is moving beyond the personal computer to everyday devices with embedded technology and connectivity as computing devices become progressively smaller and more powerful. Pervasive computing goes beyond the realm of personal computers: it is the idea that almost any device, from clothing to tools to appliances to cars to homes to the human body to your coffee mug, can be imbedded with chips to connect the device to an infinite network of other devices. Mobile computing enables continuous Internet access of computing devices (laptops, smart phones sensors etc.) via a multitude of access networks with maintained service availability. Mobility is enabled by devices connecting to access technologies that scales for a service. Further, software may be moving to be executed on the most efficient device present, adapting to its environment. CONTACT: Christer Åhlund, Professor E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)910 585331
Social Informatics is a design and innovation oriented subject that focuses on user-centred and user driven service innovation. Within this area we have a particular interest in milieus for innovation and design of digital services such as Living Labs and platforms for third-party development. Other areas of interest are methods and tools for distributed user involvement, improving well-being through transformative eservices; changes in private and working life due to the use of social media and mobile technology. CONTACT: Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Professor E-mail: Birgitta.Bergvall-Kareborn@ltu.se Phone: +46 (0)920 49 13 27
Sweden’s first professor’s chair in Signal Processing was established at Luleå University of Technology in 1988. Since then, ten Ph.D. degrees have been awarded. The present research group includes four senior researchers and several Ph.D. Students. The research theme at the division is the development of signal processing algorithms based on stochastic models. Today focus of research is on inverse problems in industrial measurement technology applications, radio communications in harsh environments, and industrial image analysis.
The need to communicate independent of time and place is constantly increasing.There has been a rapid increase in the amount of information and the number of applications available. Information and communication technology (ICT) has an infinite number of applications in society and the business community, and the requirements for accessibility, usability, reliability, and security are high. At Luleå University of Technology, we have developed applications within smart cities, e-health, e-government, e-commerce, transport, environment and energy, safe and scalable systems for e-services and data storage. ICT is expanding strongly and the need for research is considerable. At Enabling ICT LTU’s research resources have been gathered together in connection with ICT in order to highlight research issues both in depth and from a multidisciplinary perspective. CONTACT: Christer Åhlund, Professor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)910 585331 Anna Ståhlbröst, Senior Lecturer E-mail: email@example.com@ltu.se Phone: +46 (0)920 492091
CONTACT: Johan Carlson, Professor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)920 49 25 17
Research with background from Luleå University of Technology have frequently been the creator of first-class innovation in information and communication technology. Some of these innovations have become useful to large industries like Ericsson, ABB, LKAB and SSAB, and some constitute the base of an ever growing number of spin-off companies. 15
Results Accumulated –The creation of society growth
CDT supports and finances the commercialization process of research innovations. A powerful way to do this is the generation of commercial spin-off companies. Since start, CDT has been involved in the forming of 12 spin-off companies based on academic research from Luleå University of Technology.The creation of these companies is beneficial to local economic development in the region. led to that the company expanded its activities and registered as a limited liability company. www.actegra.se iGW is a company focusing on a developing infrastructure for collection, management and visualization of large amounts of data. www.igw.se Oricane AB – The target customers of the company are vendors of software based network equipment, such as routers and firewalls, as well as vendors of custom hardware classification engines for high-end network equipment, 2006. www.oricane.se
Actegra – A design, product development and manufacturing company of electronic equipment for wireless communications and positioning. The concept behind the company arose in year 2009. In 2011, the collaborations with the CDT project “Sense Smart City”, was one of the factors that 16
Parnes Labs – Realizes dreams in the realm of development for the Web, Android, iPhone/iPad and just about anything related to the Internet! www.parnes.com/labs KYAB – KYABs business idea is to assist house owners to reduce their energy consumption by combining measurement, visualisation and advise. www.kyab.se
Adela Innovation AB – A company developing products and services within area of enabling people to receive and listen to speech newspapers, 2008. www.adela.nu Rubico AB – A company targeting the Swedish market for digital audio newspaper receivers/ recorders, 2004. www.rubico.se Operax AB – Operax develops key technology for data and telecommunication over Internet and Intranet within fixed and mobile systems, 2000. www.operax.com Internet Bay – A commercial cluster that supports its members’ growth strategies in distancespanning and mobile applications, 1999. www.internetbay.se Marratech AB – An Internet company developing products and services, which facilitate meetings between people on Internet, so called e-meetings, 1998. www.marratech.com Effnet AB – A developer of Internet Protocol (IP) header compression technologies, 1997. www.effnet.com IT Norrbotten AB – A regional development company with the objective to create economical growth and develop work and industry in Norrbotten, 1996. www.itnorrbotten.se
Results Moreover, our research groups at Luleå University of Technology, is a key asset of our activities. To secure continuous world class innovations, academical achievements are of great importance to us. Consequently, we measure the number of publications, reports, MSc degrees, Doctoral degrees as well as how many Licentiate degrees that receives their hats each year.
Post-Graduate Degrees Accumulated Associate Professors Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn Jeaneth Johansson James P LeBlanc Anita Mirijamdotter Peter Parnes Dick Schefström Wolfgang Birk Mikael Wiberg Kåre Synnes Malin Malmström Doctors Malin Malmström Juwel Rana Ulf Bodin Mikael Degermark Mikael Drugge Josef Hallberg
Marita Holst Johan Karlsson Johan Kristiansson Lars-Åke Larzon Anders Lindgren John Lindström Peter Parnes Roland Parviainen Thomas Pederson Dick Schefström Olov Schelén Jeremiah Scholl Frank Sjöberg Anna Ståhlbröst Mikael Sundström Kåre Synnes Jan-Jaap van de Beek Per Ödling
Licentiates Ulf Bodin Mikael Drugge Stefan Elf Pierre Fransson Mats Folke Josef Hallberg Dan Johansson Andreas Jonsson Johan Karlsson Johan Kristiansson Lars-Åke Larzon Anders Lindgren Marcus Nilsson Tomas Nilsson Richard Nilsson Johan Nykvist Helena Oskarsson Roland Parviainen Laurynas Riliskis Jeremiah Scholl Martin Sehlstedt Frank Sjöberg Anna Ståhlbröst Kåre Synnes Matthias Wahlqvist Ulrika Wiss Daniel Granlund Robert Granlund
Our aim is to identify highly innovative and novel research findings with technical and commercial potential. Moreover, we also need to export these ideas to society and companies by creating sustainable business innovation. As a result, we measure the number of concepts, prototypes, patents, products, services and spin-offs, our operations generate each year.
CDT in figures 2010-2013 Results and Achievements
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Resources Swedish companies/organisations Swedish educational/research organisations
Business Partner Benefits of Sense Smart City Explizit
Ericsson Patentable Invention Award
Best Presentation Award
The sense smart city project and Skellefteå Municipality has for a test group created an “e-health station” to examine the demands of a wider public regarding the opportunity to quickly and easily get their general health checked without being sick or having to make an appointment at a health center or hospital. Within this project the company Explizit has products for the control of the health status that in a new way uses the internet connected measuring instruments.
Award received by Ph D student Juwel Rana, LTU, Associate Professor Kåre Synnes, LTU and Stefan Håkansson and Johan Kristiansson at Ericsson in 2012, Sweden.
Awarded Mikael Sundström at ItechPartner Forum in Porto, Portugal, in 2007.
IT Personality of the Year
Awarded Christer Åhlund, Robert Brännström, Karl Andersson, and Örjan Tjernström for ”Multimedia Flow Mobility in Heterogeneous Networks Using Multihomed Mobile IPv6” at The 4th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2006.
Actegra Actegra have through the project Sense Smart City given access to a network of the public sector, universities and private companies that the innovation system in Skellefteå operate together with. New product ideas and collaborations have been created and Actegra has also been involved in the development of prototypes that has led to a marketable product in the monitoring of sewage.
Hello Future Hello Future is together with the project Sense Smart City participating in the development of an experimental setup where Smart City information to citizens are being projected onto a display window in the city center in the hope that this both will benefit “The smart city” concept as well as it can in itself lead to a marketable communication concepts.
Martinsons träbroar The company Martinsons träbroar (Martin’s wooden bridges) had the opportunity through a collaboration between Wood Technology and Projects Sense Smart City to evaluate different data on a newly built and sensor equipped bridge in Skellefteå. The bridge itself is Sweden’s longest suspension bridge built of wood. 18
Awards Dataföreningen i Norr, awarded Professor Christer Åhlund “IT personality of the year 2012”, in Skellefteå, Sweden.
Best Student Paper Award The International Conference on Social Computing and its Applications awarded Juwel Rana, Kåre Synnes and Johan Kristiansson “Best Student Paper Award”, in November 2012, in Xiangtan, China.
Best New-Establishment In Luleå Rubico AB, a CDT-offspring, awarded for the best newestablishment in Luleå in 2006.
Best paper awarded Laurynas Riliskis and Evgeny Osipov for “Analysis of the adaptive threshold vehicle detection algorithm applied to traffic vibrations” at Baltic Conference on Future Internet Communications, Riga, in 2011.
Competetive Regions Best Practice 3
Awarded Anna Hedman, David Carr, Hans Nässla in year 2004 for “Browsing thumbnails: A comparison of three techniques” by ITI2004 in Croatia.
Awarded the research project Sense Smart City at the European summit on the future of Internet in Luxembourg, 2011.
IT Organization of the Year Awarded CDT in year 2011 from the IT society in Norrbotten, Sweden.
Chester Carlson Prize nomination Finalist Mikael Sundström in 2009 by IVA for efficient compression, storage and retrieval of information.
VITAL Project selected for presentation in Magdeburg, Germany, 2005.
Best Student Paper
Ericsson Inventor of the Year Awarded Krister Svanbro at Ericsson in year 2001 for Headercompression by Ericsson.
No 1 Swedish Research Project Awarded Rocco project in 2000 by magazine Ny Teknik.
Best Paper nomination
No 1 Swedish Researcher “Chester Carlson Prize”
Awarded Bigitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Marita Holst and Anna Ståhlbröst for “Concept Design with a Living Lab Approach at HICSS-42 at Big Island, Hawaii, in 2009.
Awarded Mikael Degermark in year 2000 for “high performance routing” by IVA.
European Grand IST Prize finalist
SBAPA Award Received by Kimmo Yliniemi (KYAB) in 2008.
Awarded Marratech AB in year 2000 in Nice by the European Commission.
Mobile Technology of the Year 2008
Awarded Oricane in 2008.
The Competence Gala´s Great Honorary Prize
Awarded Mikael Degermark in year 2000 for “high performance routing” by ACM/SIGCOM.
European Grand IST Prize (1st)
Shared by Östen Mäkitalo and Anton Abele in 2008.
Awarded Effnet AB in year 1999 in Helsinki by the European Commission.
European Grand Ict Prize finalist
1st Prize In Swedish Innovation Cup
Awarded Operax AB in year 2007 by the European Commission.
1998: Brodnik/Carlsson/Degermark/Pink – The Luleå Algorithm
Methods and Manuals How
to boost and measure change
The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance on promoting a gender equality and diversity perspective in ICT and educational environment. The handbook answers questions such as - How to measure effects of gender equality and diversity activities in ICT (both academia and industry)? What we mean by change and how to measure it? How to promote a more sustainable change process? The handbook not only highlights the need for change but describes the change that occurred in two pilots.
Race To Scale
Based on results from the project SmartIES and the process of using and evaluating the FormIT methodology in a Nordic cross-border pilot. The goal has been to make the Living Lab Key Principles and the application visible and easy to use.
FormIT is a methodology for user involvement, created and tested at CDT. In this guide, specialists in user-driven innovation share their knowledge.
Involving users in the development of interactive systems increases the ikelihood that those systems will be useful and usable. How do we mobilize users? What motivates people to take part in the development of an innovation in their spare time?
Our Offer & Key Areas
Our Offer Become An Effective Member Of EU Projects CDT is not only a partner in a number of European Union projects. We are also an effective Member of the European Network of Living Labs and Partner of the EIT ICT Labs and FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation).
Acess To Unique Experiment Environments CDT is hosting Open Innovation experimentation environments to take research concepts to the reality, for example Botnia Living Lab and IoT Innovation Lab.
We are looking for new collaborations in the following emerging ICT-areas with great challenges, change and impact.
interface system and reality. This allows systems to entirely take over the daily operation of some businesses.
Internet of Things and Smart Cities Computer systems today can be both cognitive and operational. They can replace human senses such as eyes, ears, feelings and hĂ¤nder. This means that people sometimes are no longer necessary to
User-driven Service Innovation ICT enabling human/business creativity and enables effortless and fast adaption of functionality to new needs. Crowd-sourcing will grow. Everyone has multimedia tools in their pockets â€“ always!
Big Data Data volumes are exploding, so are the resource demands and the environmental impac IMPACT BY COOPERATION CDT works at the innovation forefront, making an impact in close collaborations. CDT has an extensive network covering both private and public sector, multinational enterprises and SMEs as well as academia and non-profit organisations.
Take Part in a Wide Partner Network CDT works at the innovation forefront, making an impact in close collaborations. CDT has an extensive network covering private and public sector, multinational enterprises and SMEs as well as academia and non-profit organisations in Sweden and worldwide.
CDTÂ´s objective is not to become the biggest research and innovation center, but rather to generate top performance outcome.To achieve this, our interdisciplinary Research, Design and Innovation activities are organized in a number of Projects, acting as the basis for our priorities.
Our Research, Design and Innovation Projects â€“ An optimal setting for boundary crossing collaboration
Research, Design and Innovation (RDI) is a notion of CDTâ€™s empiric experience from our drive towards world class innovation efficiency. For us, RDI expresses fundamental pillars for innovation. R as in research and stands for our Programmes interdisciplinary research areas of growing importance. D means professional Design. This is about how to carefully shape concepts and prototypes, as preparation for exploitation. When looking at our competitors, we often observe that professional design still seems severely underestimated, as key factor for innovation efficiency. The letter I stand for Innovation management and this is about how to generate values from designed research results. Here, it is of profound importance to understand what attributes are uniquely characterizing a specific research target and result. Based on this, a potential exploitation value is estimated and initial market and customer goals are defined. Finally, the innovation process is tailored and facilitated towards target.
The three letters viewed together, means that research, design and innovation activities are closely integrated rather than sequential with in-between handovers. Full research, design and innovation management integration are very challenging to achieve, but when managed successfully, it minimizes knowledge transfer losses and generates faster, cheaper and more market valid innovation results. Here, one particular challenge is worth highlighting. This is that high potential innovations are inherently different. Different from what anyone have thought, seen or done before. A high potential innovation may even define its own new market. For exactly this reason, we rely more on our RDI management capability, than we rely on following pre-defined standardized processes. An innovation with high potential deserves to be treated in a smartly tailored and pragmatic RDI process.
Our Energy Projects
– Helping Europe to reduce energy consumption The EU’s strategy for tackling climate change focuses on three targets for 2020: slashing greenhouse emissions by 20%, drawing 20% of energy from renewable sources and cutting energy use by 20%.The EU is on track for the emissions and renewables goals, but has fallen behind on reducing energy use. If nothing is done, the EU will only achieve half of the reductions.With six ongoing energy projects as well as being member of the Swedish Smart-grids council, CDT is doing its share to help achieve the EU goals! GOOSE
Goose stands for Growth Optimizing Opportunities in the Supply of Energy and the aim is to create a strong partnership and project idea, which will be submitted to the first call in the new Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 program.
SMART CAMPUS is an energy saving project that targets university campus areas. The project aims to develop services and applications supported by a data gathering platform that integrates real time information systems and intelligent energy management systems.
The project is to ensure that NPP enterprises and communities gain full benefits as potential to these developments. In doing this it will promote energy efficiency, reducing transportation costs for supplies and promoting innovation in consortia supplying the industries. A pack of assistance including joint training and advice will assist SMEs and entrepreneurs to enter the supply chains for major energy developments in the NPP. It will build on good practice established in Norway and Scotland and internationalize it throughout the NPP. The project will operate on the basis of the whole life resource use, taking into account, exploration, extraction, transportation, close down and remediation. It will aim to involve regional consortia in all stages and assist communities through all stages. It thus takes place in an overall carbon reduction strategy, optimizing savings on fossil fuels, which are still the main source of energy in the region.
This integration drives a bidirectional learning process such that both the user and the building learn how to interact with each other in a more energy efficient way. This project targets public buildings, located in universities, through the use of services enabled by ICT. In particular, by supporting the user behavior transformation through the interaction between the user and the building’s intelligent energy management system. Furthermore the eco-conscious educated user will be empowered with real time information and decision making guidance that will enable and motivate the interaction, leading to Energy Efficiency. SMART CAMPUS expects an impact of substantial Energy Savings up to 20% of total saving, being up to 15% the result of consumer behaviour transformation.
Wattalyst Wattalyst aims to reshape energy consumption patterns in office buildings and private homes, with respect to optimal energy production/supply – For greener, cheaper and more reliable energy systems. The project designs and experiments with methods and tools that can be used to modify energy consumption patterns, with objective to eliminate undesirable peak-loads, to reduce energy costs, to improve stability of energy supply and to better utilize renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. WATTALYST main outcome will be Design Recommendations for Demand-Response (DR) Systems and a related set of methods and tools. WATTALYST conducts experiments in office buildings and private homes. “DR signals” are sent to users, with request that they change their consumption. User’s responses are then analysed with respect to different signals, incentives, timing, contexts and other factors, in order to understand types consumption alternations feasible, and how to make them happen. WATTALYST tools include; DR system architectures, data models, data management utilities, a DR simulator, energy-economic incentive models, baseline calculation methods, a DR-signal generator, persuasive user-interfaces, comfort expression tools and an Energy DR dashboard. www.wattalyst.org
Marita Holst E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14
Jan-Olov Johansson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 619 22 31
Mikael Börjeson E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 529 91 20
Cassandra The aim of the project is to develop an Open source platform for modeling of energy consumption patterns and consumer response to targeted incentives as a support for decisions and planning of energy services.
Swedish Smartgrid.se CDT with project manager Arne Gylling is a member of the â€œSwedishSmartGrid. seâ€? group, hosted by the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications in Sweden (NĂ¤ringsdepartementet).
Orpheus The project is set out to optimize hybrid energy grids for smart cities. The project elaborates a Hybrid Energy Network Control System for Smart Cities implementing novel cooperative local grid and inter-grid control strategies for the optimal interactions between multiple energy grids by enabling simultaneous optimization for individual response requirements, energy efficiencies and energy savings as well as coupled operational, economic and social impacts.
Three pilots will run to empower the Cassandra platform development. The project main outcomes will be the aggregation methodology and the framework of key performance indicators for scenario assessment, as well as an expandable software platform that provide different energy stakeholders with the ability to model the energy market, in order to assess scenarios for their own purposes.
The goal is that through increased collaboration, dissemination of knowledge, and through an action plan, contribute to clear market rules in the area, enhanced customer influence, develop favorable conditions for smart grids in Sweden to enhance the possibilities of making the smart grid area a Swedish growth industry.
Marita Holst E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14
Arne Gylling E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 530 33 39
Jan Pettersson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 70 242 68 04 23
CDT an expert
in Real-life Piloting For more than ten years CDT has been running pilots and tests to evaluate, validate and improve the design, functionality as well as usability, utility and usefulness of new innovative ICT products and services. This means that we plan, run and leads experimental pilots with users (i.e. involvement of end-users for validation and assessment) in their real-life context. We do this with a quatro helix approach, i.e. relevant stakeholders from academia, industry, society and end-users are involved in the process. We also design the pilots taking five key principles into account. These principles are:
Value • Experienced value of the innovation • Focus on understanding needs and motivators • Values arising from experiences and reflection of use
Influence • The input from stakeholders must be used • The results of the input should be communicated • Users are active, competent partners and domain experts
Sustainability • Continuous learning – development of theories, models and methods 24
• Consider environmental, social and economic impact by developing sustainable innovation processes
Openness • Engage multi stakeholders to participate • Openly share ideas and designs • Have an open mind
Realism • Make real world implementations • Stimulate real use situations • Understand stakeholders different views on reality • CDT Key Competence : Efficient methods and research expertise for planning and performing user-involvement activities in pilots • CDT Key Capabilities: Professional management and performance of pilots in real life setting including both technology and involvement of the entire value-chain of the actual solution being tested incl the end-users
For Companies: an efficient development cycle with more innovative ideas, broad market understanding and potentially increased use of products and services due to the involvement of more stakeholders
For Public organisations: an opportunity to increase the value of innovation investments and contribute to democracy through the involvement of citizens in regional and national development processes
For Users: an opportunity to have influence on technology and societal development through active engagement in innovations processes hence, their different needs can be fulfilled
For Researchers: access to multidisciplinary networks and opportunities to experiment in real life situations with for example, methods for user involvement or innovations systems
Expected results when running pilots with this approach are: • Redesign of products/services • Decisions for implementation of new functions • New target user groups • New ideas as result of user involvement • Increased knowledge on use preferences and situations • Established relations with new business partners • Faster innovation process (shortened time for development) by support from end-users for decision making.
Examples of Pilots in 2013 Cassandra Pilot at Senioren, Luleå The Pilot is designed as to evaluate if it is possible to move energy consumption as well as to flatten the usage curve. The reasons for this is that at certain points during the day the energy consumption in society is very high and during these hours the electricity net is overloaded and the need for electricity cannot be managed. Consequently, less environmental friendly sources as oil and coal is often used to compensate. Hence, we need to find out if it is possible for people to adjust the consumption to clip peaks and also to fill valleys. If this was possible this could lead to increased usage of hydro power, sun power and wind power. (more environmental friendly). The Pilot at Senioren is designed as to simulate that Luleå Energy has given an offer with a price model which include peak shifting and flattening of the curve. This experiment runs from November 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014. It represents a time of Use program where 8 hours per day are shifted from high peak hours. This is a small scale experiment to see if it is possible and what results are possible.
Smart Campus, Luleå At the moment we are carrying out two pilots in the Smart Campus project. The first pilot includes two larger office areas with 12 work places, 2 small conference rooms including computers, displays, etc. Focus is on electricity savings regarding lights, computers, displays, printers and other equipment. The intelligent system takes into consideration intelligent building openings, namely intelligent doors, windows, shutters, etc. The second pilot tests an intelligent car heating system with ten participants, which allows customizing operation time depending on outside temperature. Via Internet or a telephone voice services, the user can book the departure in a weekday schedule, then manage the system on their own. The system identifies the user via an RFID tag or NFC, making it possible to park in more than one place (e.g non individual parking spaces). The car parking sockets make sure that the vehicle is heated when it is time to go. This energy efficient system also allows multiple control options, depending on the property owner and the user’s needs. The authentication can be made via a RFID key or via a smartphone with NFC chip. It is possibility to program the departure times via the Internet and telephone. Moreover, direct start of the electrical outlet can be made via internet or phone as well as recognition of your own energy usage via the web portal.
Sense Smart City, Skellefteå The project Sense Smart City has carried out a number of real-life sensor network pilots in the following areas: E-Health Services: Testing and development of e-health tools to evaluate services and concepts in rural areas. Infrastructure Monitoring: Testing of technical development of a wooden bridge. Sensors are monitoring the bridge movement to foresee problems, aging and future service management. Water Quality: Testing of prototypes and later products for smart sensor based sewage to prevent the sewage water contaminating the drinking water. Building Safety: Together with the city municipality, a integrate methods to perform sensor based snow pressure measurements on roof as been developed.
IoT Innovation Lab
Botnia Living Lab
Boost Future Internet by real life testing in challenging contexts.
Botnia Living Lab is CDT´s open environment for human-centric research and development of new innovative ICT-based products and services
We provide physical IoT environments in especially extreme, diversified and challenging contexts: • Test your sensors in demanding environments • Get access to a cloud sensor platform with services • Get access to a platform with customizable mobile application possibility • Connect with researches interested in experimentation on the IoT testbed CONTACT TO KNOW MORE: Marie Nolin E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0) 72 52 62 070
Botnia started in 2000 and has matured from a test-bed to a real-life laboratory, powered by more than 6000 co-creative pilot users. Today Botnia is a world-leading environment for user-centric research, development and innovation (RDI), instrumented by methods, tools and experts and a web-portal, for interaction with user groups. With its focus on advanced IT services and products, Botnia’s strategy is to be independent from (geographically) fixed assets and essentially, service experimentation relying on readily available hardware and communication infrastructure. Botnia’s track record includes application areas such as: mobile marketing, traffic information, energy saving, sports and culture, e-democracy and security. CONTACT TO KNOW MORE: Annika Sällström, Botnia Living Lab Manager. Centre for Distance-spanning Technology Luleå University of Technology E-mail: annika.sallstrom@.ltu.se Phone: +46 920 49 29 47
The establishment of CDT’s innovation and gender platform is made possible by the combined efforts of our concluded and ongoing initiatives and projects in gender equality and diversity. The innovation and gender platform supports CDT’s strategic business activities as well as partners’ gender mainstreaming processes both in academia and industry. The aim of the innovation and gender platform is to contribute to an inclusive, innovative and reflective society.
Innovation and gender We want to empower people to accomplish sustainable results in research and innovation through gender equality and diversity. We seek to better understand gender mainstreaming processes and aim to build and disseminate new knowledge. Our ambition is to inspire people, develop tools, methods and processes as well as provide good examples of collaboration with gender researchers and gender consultants. For us it is important to go from saying to doing based on gender science. CDT’s gender and diversity ambassadors are our biggest asset. Our goal is that project partners including ambas26
sadors collaborate on equal terms in joint learning and knowledge sharing processes. In the ideal situation of interactive collaboration all participants are seen as experts in their own fields. This is to ensure that the gender equality and diversity work continues when the project is over and the process leaders and gender researchers have left. Our working model which promotes tailored tools and more sustainable change of attitudes and behavior is mostly appreciated. The toolbox, the gender app and the innovation and gender handbook have gained attention both in Sweden and Europe.
We invite for collaboration any university, research centre, public organisation or company interested in enhancing excellence in research and innovation through gender equality and diversity. We offer partnership in development of tailored tools and methods in close collaboration with gender researchers. Gender & Diversity Toolbox: gd.toolbox.eu Handbook: Innovation and gender – how to boost and measure change. CONTACT: Paula Wennberg E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 247 54 21
FINANCES ENABLING OUR EFFORTS
Balance Sheet (SEK ´000) Liquid assets
The final contribution from our core partner represent a minor part of the funding sources.
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CDT is mainly financed by institutional sources, both nationally and internationally. This is for example EU framework programs and structural funds, along with national and regional governments.
CDT’s objective is not to be profitable. Nonetheless, a strong financial position helps us achieve our goals by being able to better support the projects we are involved in.
2013 2012 2011 2010
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Income Statement (SEK ´000) Governmental companies Governmental authorities and foundations
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Total Transfer of Funds 10 609
Other governmental funding
Private foundations Foreign funding Total In Kind contribution of the partners 6 191
Financial turnover (Net) 33 247 Regional Public Funds 1 117 National Public Funds 1 816
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796 540 379 281
Indirect costs Other costs Costs International Public Funds 10 238
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Private companies Other Funds 2 097 Company Funds 1 179
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Government & Society
Users & Citizens
Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research, CKIR, Finland Conducts interdisciplinary research on organization, management, and social sciences, as well as on individual and contextual perception, cognition and emotion. ckir.alto.fi
ESOCE NET, Italy A non-profit organisation, focusing on Concurrent Enterprising and User Driven Open Innovation, Living Labs. www.esoce.net
Academy & Science
Collaboration & Networks – Complementary skills drive innovation
One of the most important factors in creating sustainable business innovation is a successful blend of needs, thoughts, views, competences and cultures. By forming teams, consisting of a variety of skills and knowledge, the process to transfer an innovation towards a thriving business is facilitated. Our partners come from different organizations and working cultures, located at different geographical sites. An extensive development and usage of advanced systems for electronic meetings and distributed teamwork, enables the CDT people to collaborate closely together in spite of this. Our goal is to continuously improve CDT as a preferred R&D meeting place. Therefore, we have for several years
invested in building long-term alliances with selected national and international scientific communities as well as business partners. Today, we consider our network one of our strongest assets, including more than 70 companies, organisations and research centres. CDT offers an integrated environment for efficient cross-border collaboration between university, commercial companies, government and end users.
iMinds, Belgium An independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation by offering companies and organizations active support in research and development. www.iminds.be Alfamicro, Portugal A research, engineering and consultancy firm extracting knowledge from large amounts of distributed data to create tools with the objective of supporting the decision making processes of companies. www.alfamicro.pt Ericsson A world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. www.ericsson.com/ Center for Computing and Communication Technologies, TZI, Germany A research center dealing with innovative information- and communication technologies and their transfer into products and services. www.tzi.de/ KYAB SWEDEN AB, Sweden A SME that helps property owners to reduce their energy consumption by combining measurement, visualization and counseling with the user in focus. Umeå University, Sweden Sweden’s fifth oldest university. www.umu.se
We have for years collaborated with CDT in different types of projects as both a partner and a subcontractor.They are skilled and professional experts in their specific fields. I heartily recommend companies that have development needs and would like to collaborate with the University to contact CDT. – 28
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Core Partners Business Partners Public Sector partners Non-profit Organisations Institutes
IT RESEARCH, DESIGN AND INNOVATION PARTNERS
Home Automation Europe
Athens University of Economics and Business
ALTEC Software AB
The Node Pole
Tecnalia Research and Innovation
Management in Motion AB
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
ArctosLabs BNearIT AB
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne
Martel, Switzerland Explizit HW Communications Limited Archeometria ProcessVision
Technische Universität Wien Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação NFP Narvik forskningspark
RWTH Aachen University
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Austrian Institute of Technology
Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
University of Southampton
Pan European Laboratory Infrastructure Implementation (PII) Iceland Living Lab, Iceland
Telia Sonera Hello Future
Luleå University of Technology, Ericsson
IT Innovation University of Southampton University of Geneva
Luleå ICT Business Council
SWU Netze GmbH
Tampere University of Technology
Nordic innovation center EARMA
Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Test Site Sweden
Politecnico Di Milano Alexandra Institute
The Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation (NTF)
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Skellefteå Kraft CodeMill AB
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Universidad de Cantabria
Easy Global Market
Wireless Trondheim Living Lab, Norway
The Node Pole iGW
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. Boden municipality
CombiTech Business Sweden
Aspling Konsult AB VaasaETT OY Arctic Group
ICIS ActiveEon Lumiplan
Cleopa GmbH Cleopa Gmbh Mirror Partner WUXI SMART SENSING STARS
University of Surrey
Megeve Oulu City Tourisme Luleå municipality Ritaharju Ankara Community University Oricane Center (City of Westbic Oulu) Teknikens Hus Aurorum Business Trnava Xarepo Incubator, Luleå University Elastisys in Trnava University Draxis Enviromental S.A. of Bradford SAMPOL Ingenieria Y Obras S.A
Wirtschafts und Infrastruktur Gmbh & Co Planungs KG
Computer Technology Institute and Press Diophantus Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS
RheinischWestfaelische Technische Hochschule University Aachen University of NaplesUnviersidad Compplutense College de Madrid Cork
Hochschule Ulm Technische Universitaet Braunschweig IT Innovation
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Fundação de Apoio à Universidade de São Paulo
CIP • County Administrative Board in Norrbotten (Länsstyrelsen) EU Seventh Framework Programme • EU Structural Fund Programme • Geveko • Interreg 4A North • Interreg IVB Baltic Sea LKAB • NLL Norrbotten County Council • Norrbottens forskningsråd • Region Västerbotten • Skellefteå Municipality Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) • Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation System (VINNOVA) • The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) • Umeå University
How CDT operates Our organisational fundament is a contractual partnership between Luleå University of Technology and IT companies.The University is host and legal body for our operations, a board of directors with industrial majority sets our strategic directions and a core management team is responsible for tactical planning and daily operations. Our integrated projects very much depend on collaboration between people from different organisations.
Our means of operation essentially comprises three ingredients: • Partnership for new business • Research integration • Innovation management. partnership for new business
Advanced distance-spanning technology instruments continuous transformation of virtually all types of businesses. Based on regular forecasts, we select business segments, engage partners and jointly form what we call strategic partnership programmes or “Partnerships for New Business”. In context of the partnership programmes, we analyze and define driving scenarios. Based on driving scenarios, we initiate and conduct prototype-driven projects for research, development and test of new products, new services and new business models.
Are good business innovations driven by needs or emerging technology? Well, arguments are eternal. At CDT we are fine whatever comes first. For certain, it is important that they both are present and can match! The driving scenarios are complex, so our projects rely on our ability to define and integrate a suitable blend of different organisations and competences. We call this “Research Integration” and it includes integration of different research areas. It also includes integration between academic and commercial objectives and perspectives.
Ability to generate innovations is one thing. Bringing innovation to new business is another, and CDT do both. Each groundbreaking innovation is unique by definition, and it is inherently difficult, also for the innovators, to fully grasp its nature and potential. Hence, efficient exploitation of each innovation represents a unique management challenge. Our Innovation Management processes rely heavily on our network of senior entrepreneurs.
The CDT process Gathering of IPR´s (negotiation) Business Concept Development Need-driven idea generation
Research CDT initiates and manage integrated RDI-projects CDT manages IPR 30
Business Transition Analyses
â€“ Where ideas transfer into real world applications
One of CDTÂ´s main roles is to initiate and to coordinate long term research, design and innovation projects. Here, scientific curiosity is paired with an intense collaboration between industry and society. During a projects, key assets are created, such as architectures, new technologies, methods and models as well as analysis of needs, market and usability aspects. The advances may be based on any combination or blend of new technology, identified needs, new business principles or emerging market opportunities. In most of our projects, research from LTU is combined with real world applications. If the project turns out to be very successful, the results can lead to innovations in forms such as products, services, prototypes or even business concepts.
AmpliFIRE AmpliFIRE is to prepare FIRE for year 2020, in strengthening the exploitation and impact creation capacities of Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) facilities. It brings the concept of open innovation into the world of FIRE, involving beneficiaries across the range from infrastructure technologies to new modes of interaction, collaboration and empowerment. AmpliFIRE enhances the awareness for FIREenabled research and innovation opportunities in the business community, in societal domains and in the existing FIRE community. AmpliFIRE develops a sustainable vision for 2020 of Future Internet research and experimentation including the role of FIRE facilities, and sets out a transition path from the current situation towards 2020. It conducts an assessment of today’s FIRE capabilities, identifying the gaps relative to the 2020 demands and identifying how capabilities must evolve. FIRE capabilities include research and engineering experiment facilities, new user- and innovation-oriented instruments, platforms to attract business interest to FIRE, and collaboration and business models for partnering. By 2020, FIRE facilities shall be the backbone of European research and innovation ecosystems. AmpliFIRE proposes the capabilities, collaboration models and service offering portfolios to achieve that goal. Enhancing earlier actions and ensuring FIRE community support continuity, AmpliFIRE supports the FIRE community to identify exploitation opportunities, enhance impact creation approaches and strengthen effectiveness of the FIRE facility. Based on Key Performance Indicators, AmpliFIRE monitors the technical, operational and organizational conditions necessary to realise benefits, impact and sustainability of the Europewide Future Internet experiment facility. www.ict-fire.eu/home/amplifire.html PROJECT PERIOD: January 2013 – June 2015 CONTACT: Michael Nilsson E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 288 45 20 32
The aim of the project is to develop an Open source platform for modeling of energy consumption patterns and consumer response to targeted incentives as a support for decisions and planning of energy services.
Cloudberry is a research and innovation centre, with mission to make datacenters and clouds greener and smarter, meaning more flexible, resource-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Three pilots will run to empower the Cassandra platform development. The project main outcomes will be the aggregation methodology and the framework of key performance indicators for scenario assessment, as well as an expandable software platform that provide different energy stakeholders with the ability to model the energy market, in order to assess scenarios for their own purposes. www.cassandra-fp7.eu PROJECT PERIOD: November 2011 - April 2014 CONTACT: Marita Holst E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14
Cloudberry partners define and run medium to high risk research and innovation projects, where key challenges and opportunities are targeted with research, novel approaches and new technology. The project will catalyze national growth by initiating an attractive and efficient environment for integrated education, research, design and innovation in the area of large-scale handling of large volumes of data with a primary focus on cloud in datacenters www.cloudberry-datacenters.com PROJECT PERIOD: July 2013 - ongoing CONTACT: Mikael Börjeson E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 529 91 20
COBS – Conveyor Belt Supervision
The COBS project will develop and launch a supervision system which will increase the availability and performance of conveyor belt transports in primary industry.
COMPEIT creates highly interactive, personalised, shared media experiences on the Internet.
The base in the system is the “Intelligent conveyor belt roller”; a composite based roller that will hold embedded electronics and sensors allowing measurement of critical performance parameters such as bearing temperature, vibrations, rpm etc. The data will be transmitted wirelessly to plant monitoring, and will allow preventive maintenance as well as immediate recognition of roller failures. This will reduce downtime in the plant due to unexpected failures, thus increasing availability, plant throughput, and reducing the cost for maintenance. Similar solutions are today not available on the market. Based on this, and on a patent giving the rights to the two involved SMEs, it is additionally a clear objective that the project shall result in a growth in not only these companies, but that it will also result in growth in other related industry such as electronics manufacturing, system level design, and preventive maintenance. The project is coordinated by Process IT PROJECT PERIOD: November 2010 - June 2014
This is done for feeling more present when interacting remotely with other people and enjoying media together. COMPEIT will provide virtual eye contact, augmented reality and other features of mediated presence in an easy to use manner: • Shared Experience with Tangible Interaction enables audiences to enjoy enhanced live media together, complemented by interactive games. • Broadcast Presence Studio mixes live media with various types of web-based content. • Mixed-Reality Interaction is an advanced web service where content generated by the Broad- cast Presence Studio service can be mixed into the viewer’s physical environment using ambient devices. www.compeit.eu PROJECT PERIOD: October 2013 - September 2016 CONTACT: Johan E Bengtsson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 173 10 00
CONTACT: Arne Gylling E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 530 33 39
DARPA – Active Authentication All computer users have a unique pattern of movement on the keyboard. Luleå based security company Behaviometrics AB, has created a digital watchdog that keeps track and makes sure that it is you who is working on the computer. In 2012 they tested their solution in a large scale test at LTU, and CDT led the test. The unique security solution is invisible and works in the background to identify the user’s unique flow and pace on the keyboard as well as with the mouse when you’re working at the computer. The pattern forms a “fingerprint” that the system can recognize, so that no one else has access to your computer if the pattern changes.
Behaviometrics product can be compared with a watchdog that recognizes if an unauthorized person comes through the door, even if the person has keys to the door. The product is the first product in the world that checks user identity continuously while working at his computer, even after login. The purpose of the test led by CDT was to evaluate the product in a larger scale test and verify whether it is possible to learn the program’s behavior when performing everyday tasks. More than 80 employees at LTU chose to participate in the test which took place during ten weeks in 2012.
EAR-IT – putting ears on the Internet The project is about research in intelligent acoustic solutions. Acoustic sensing is powerful because of the amount of information that it can extrapolate from the environment, but to put sensors to monitor peoples life is always a challenge, not technologic but ethical. People are always reluctant to the adoption of this new kind of technologies, due to the fear of big brother effects. The EAR-IT project idea is to conduct a large-scale ‘real-life’ experimentation of intelligent acoustics on two different testbeds: Santander and Hobnet, for supporting high social value applications fostering innovation and sustainability. The project will apply a user-centric approach by people participating throughout the design process to influence the technology being developed. Of specific emphasis will be the investigation of national and international legislations of audio sensing in indoor and outdoor environments as well as user-perception of audio-monitoring in the view of privacy and ethics. http://www.ear-it.eu/ PROJECT PERIOD: October 2012 – September 2014 CONTACT: : Annika Sällström E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: + 46 (0)70 373 33 10
PROJECT PERIOD: August 2012 - February 2013 PROJECT MANAGER: Marita Holst E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14 33
GOOSE Goose stands for Growth Optimizing Opportunities in the Supply of Energy and the aim is to create a strong partnership and project idea, which will be submitted to the first call in the new Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 program.
EIT ICT Labs
EIT ICT Labs mission is to turn Europe into the global leader in ICT innovation by establishing a new type of partnership between leading companies, research centers and universities in Europe.
The aim of the GENOVATE EU FP7 project is
EIT stands for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. CDT is an affiliated partner to the Stockholm node in the EIT ICT labs coordinated by KTH, in Stockholm, Sweden. Affiliate partners are organizations participating in and contributing to the activities of EIT ICT labs. They are usually active on node level and are typically universities, SMEs or venture capital funds and companies. They have a contract with the EIT ICT labs Know-ledge and Innovation Community association and a mandate with a specific node through which they supply competence and human resources to its Co-location Centre.
to ensure equal opportunities for men and women in research, innovation and scientific decision-making bodies. At LTU the project is collaboration between CDT and gender researchers at Human work science with focus on engineering and ICT innovation systems. Only 17% of LTU’s professors are women despite of a long tradition of gender equality initiatives at the university and the Swedish IT sector lacking women is crucial for the further development of IT. LTU has long experience of gender-aware recruitment and promotion practices in academia and CDT has developed tailored tools for mainstreaming gender in innovation systems.The further development of tools and methods are main features of the work package led by LTU. In addition to internal
www.eitictlabs.eu – EIT ICT Labs
stakeholders LTU has attracted external stakehold-
PROJECT PERIOD: 1 april 2012 - ongoing
ers such as Sogeti, Luleå ICT Business Council and
EARMA. The project coordinator is the University of
Michael Nilsson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 288 45 20
Bradford, UK. www.genovate.eu PROJECT PERIOD: January 2013 – December 2016 CONTACT: Paula Wennberg E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 247 54 21
The project is to ensure that NPP enterprises and communities gain full benefits as potential to these developments. In doing this it will promote energy efficiency, reducing transportation costs for supplies and promoting innovation in consortia supplying the industries. A pack of assistance including joint training and advice will assist SMEs and entrepreneurs to enter the supply chains for major energy developments in the NPP. It will build on good practice established in Norway and Scotland and internationalize it throughout the NPP. The project will operate on the basis of the whole life resource use, taking into account, exploration, extraction, transportation, close down and remediation. It will aim to involve regional consortia in all stages and assist communities through all stages. It thus takes place in an overall carbon reduction strategy, optimizing savings on fossil fuels, which are still the main source of energy in the region. PROJECT PERIOD: September 2013 – February 2014 CONTACT: Marita Holst E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14
IoT Labs IoT Lab is a FP7 research project exploring the potential of crowdsourcing to extend IoT testbed infrastructure for multidisciplinary experiments with more end-user interactions CDT is responsible for End user and Societal added value analysis and mainly involved in performing multidisciplinary experiments, including end-user driven experiments through crowdsourcing, to assess the added value of such approach. LTUresearchers involved are from Social Informatics. The project mission is to research and develop: • Crowdsourcing mechanisms and tools enabling testbeds to use third parties resources (such as
mobile phones), and to interact with distributed users (the crowd). • Virtualization of crowdsourcing and testbed components • Ubiquitous Interconnection and Cloudification of the testbeds resources. • End-user and societal value creation by analyzing the potential end-users and crowdsourcing participants to propose an optimized model for end-user adoption and societal value creation.
www.iotlab.eu PROJECT PERIOD: October 2013- October 2016
The main achievement of the project is contribution to enhanced knowledge of gender equality and diversity (GED) as drivers of innovation in general and ICT innovation systems in particular
The project is set out to optimize hybrid energy grids for smart cities.
This means that the road will sense, process information, communicate and take action. The aim of the iRoad project is to create solutions for a technology platform which enables a selfsustained, autonomous and distributed system that can cooperate with intelligent infrastructure systems and intelligent vehicles of the future. The unit is fully self-contained on power via its solar cells, batteries and extremely low power consumption. The iRoad product are now being installed for evaluation in real traffic solutions by GITS A/S. GITS A/S together with Eistec AB and iGW AB are developing these products based on the iRoad research project. For more information see www.gevekoits.dk. Technical coordinator for the project is Wolfgang Birk at LTU, SRT. www.iroad.se
PROJECT PERIOD: March 2008 - June 2013
PROJECT PERIOD: October 2010 - May 2013
Arne Gylling E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 530 33 39
Paula Wennberg E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 247 54 21
Listen – Think – Talk. That is what the road of the future will be able to do.
• Performing multidisciplinary experiments, including end-user driven experiments through crowdsourcing, to assess the added value of such approach.
• “Crowdsourcing-driven research” as a new model in which the research can be initiated, guided and assessed by the crowd. It will compare it to other models.
The project has developed a method to measure effects of GED activities in ICT and educational environments. The method is described in detail in a digital handbook “Innovation and gender – how to boost and measure change”. Other results are an ICT survey, which provides new information about the gender imbalance of the ICT sector in the Interreg IVA North area. The mapping of women ICT workers in Finland and Sweden shows that 44% of the ICT workers in Finland are women and only 23% in Sweden. The numbers of the Interreg North area follow national levels. Although the numbers suggest that women have better representation in the ICT sector in Finland the results show that the segregation is deeper in Finland. Women work more in supportive occupations, not in engineering or design. The project also developed the GED scanning tool for the Living Labs environment to avoid transferring cultural limitations, stereotypes and biases in development and design processes.
• Economic dimension of crowdsourcing testbed, by analyzing the potential markets and business models able to monetize the provided resources with adequate incentives, in order to optimize the exploitation, costs, profitability and economic sustainability of such testbeds.
CONTACT: Annika Sällström E-mail: email@example.com Phone: + 46 (0)70 373 33 10
The project elaborates a Hybrid Energy Network Control System for Smart Cities implementing novel cooperative local grid and inter-grid control strategies for the optimal interactions between multiple energy grids by enabling simultaneous optimization for individual response requirements, energy efficiencies and energy savings as well as coupled operational, economic and social impacts. www.orpheus-project.eu PROJECT PERIOD: September 2013 - August 2016 CONTACT: Jan Pettersson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 242 68 04
SATIN-2 The SATIN-2 project aims at making it easier for everyone to create their own mobile application - “App” in everyday language. Until today, you basically have to be a programmer with relevant education and experience to make your own app. App’s are traditionally programmed in Java, and while many, especially young people (and mostly young male) have learned Java programming, it still is far from general knowledge. During the SATIN-2 project, user studies have been carried out in order to get feedback on the design and input for further development. Pilot areas are selected to guide the project regarding selection of components to develop, and to give the “early adopter-input”.
SATIN Gender & Diversity
Sense Smart City
The aim of the SATIN project is to enable people without prior programming skills to create their own apps and mobile services. In order to attract a broader group of people to develop apps, the SATIN platform has been designed to support inclusion related to gender as well as diversity.
Sense Smart City is a Swedish project with specific objective to make urban cities “smarter”.
The main results of the gender equality and diversity work in SATIN are increased gender-awareness of the project members, a gender and diversity ambassadors’ group, a gender app and a toolbox for mainstreaming gender in ICT and innovation. The online toolbox is available on www.gdtoolbox.eu Demonstrations of the toolbox and gender app have been the main activities of this year. Why the toolbox and gender app have gained attention both in Sweden and on the European level is according to us our working model which promotes tailored tools and more sustainable change based on gender science. The SATIN paper “How to support self-efficacy and diversity in end-user development”, presented at the Equality, Growth and Innovation conference in Luleå October 2013, discussed the different strategies men and women choose in end-user programming. The conclusion is that men’s strategies are supported in end-user programming.
www.satinproject.se PROJECT PERIOD: September 2009 - December 2014
Jan-Olov Johansson E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 619 22 31
Paula Wennberg E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 247 54 21
PROJECT PERIOD: September 2009 – December 2014
The project will generate new and better ICT solutions that instrument urban areas to gather and combine information, such as energy, traffic, weather, events, activities, needs and opinions. CDT will also initiate a strengthened regional ICT innovation system, for sustainably increased regional ICT research, design and business inno-vation capability. The project, has together with local ICT industry initiated a number of ideas that developed into prototypes and proof of concepts. www.sensesmartcity.org PROJECT PERIOD: September 2010 - May 2014 CONTACT: Jan Pettersson E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +46 (0)70 242 68 04
SMART CAMPUS SMART CAMPUS is an energy saving project that targets university campus areas. The project aims to develop services and applications supported by a data gathering platform that integrates real time information systems and intelligent energy management systems. This integration drives a bidirectional learning process such that both the user and the building learn how to interact with each other in a more energy efficient way. This project targets public buildings, located in universities, through the use of services enabled by ICT. In particular, by supporting the user behavior transformation through the interaction between the user and the building’s intelligent energy management system. Furthermore the eco-conscious educated user will be empowered with real time information and decision making guidance that will enable and motivate the interaction, leading to Energy Efficiency. SMART CAMPUS expects an impact of substantial Energy Savings up to 20% of total saving, being up to 15% the result of consumer behaviour transformation. www.greensmartcampus.org PROJECT PERIOD: August 2012- February 2015 CONTACT: Jan-Olov Johansson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 619 22 31
TEFIS (Testbed for Future Internet Services) is a large-scale integrated project that will develop an open platform to access heterogeneous and complementary experimental facilities addressing the full development lifecycle of innovative services with the appropriate tools and testing methodologies.
USEMP’s mission is to raise citizens´ awareness of their digital footprint in social media and give the users‘ the control of their personal data.
Wattalyst aims to reshape energy consumption patterns in office buildings and private homes, with respect to optimal energy production/supply – For greener, cheaper and more reliable energy systems. The project designs and experiments with methods and tools that can be used to modify energy consumption patterns, with objective to eliminate undesirable peak-loads, to reduce energy costs, to improve stability of energy supply and to better utilize renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. WATTALYST main outcome will be Design Recommendations for Demand-Response (DR) Systems and a related set of methods and tools.
The TEFIS e-service gives experimenters easy access to fore-front testbed infrastructures. The portal includes features to plan for and run Future Internet experiments by using services provided by the TEFIS connected testbeds including Living Lab support – all available via one single access-point – individually or in a combination. TEFIS connected testbeds and their services are: • PlanetLab – evaluation of network protocols and networked services over Internet • PACA Grid – computing resources • ETICS – improving the quality and reliability of distributed systems • Botnia Living Lab – end-users involvement in products and services development • IMS testbed – validate and test applications over IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) • Kyatera – network performance evaluation During 2012 six different experiments in the fields of Mobile media, e-Health, Network performance measurements, e-learning, Collaborative content distribution in mobile networks and SDN have been using TEFIS for their experimentation and testing. In January 2013 the portal was released to the public. www.tefisproject.eu
USEMP stands for User Empowerment for Enhanced Online Presence Management. The USEMP initiative will take up the challenge of developing tools to empower users with regard to their volunteered (posted), their observed (behavioural) data and the inferred data, which basically drive most of the business models of OSNs. Of key importance for the project will be to empower users by enhancing the understanding and control over the data they distribute or interact with. Two tools will be deployed that give users the control of their personal data: • USEMP Presence Control Tool –Who am I in social networks? • USEMP Economic Value Awareness Tool – What is the value of my personal data? The project will run for three years with partners from six countries applying a Living Lab approach involving users in the design, development and testing of the USEMP tools.
WATTALYST conducts experiments in office buildings and private homes. “DR signals” are sent to users, with request that they change their consumption. User’s responses are then analysed with respect to different signals, incentives, timing, contexts and other factors, in order to understand types consumption alternations feasible, and how to make them happen. WATTALYST tools include; DR system architectures, data models, data management utilities, a DR simulator, energy-economic incentive models, baseline calculation methods, a DR-signal generator, persuasive user-interfaces, comfort expression tools and an Energy DR dashboard.
Marita Holst E-mail: email@example.com
Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14
PROJECT PERIOD: October 2011 – October 2014
www.usemp-project.eu PROJECT PERIOD: October 2013 – September 2016
CONTACT: Mikael Börjeson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +46 (0)70 529 91 20
PROJECT PERIOD: 1 June 2010 - February 2013 CONTACT: Annika Sällström E-mail: email@example.com Phone: + 46 (0)70 373 33 10 VIDEOS: vimeo.com/55102856 tv.pionier.net.pl/Default.aspx?id=1831 37
At CDT, we do not only work with the future, but rather “in” it. We have the skill to help you to analyze and detect emerging fields of new business opportunities or to understand which technologies to invest in. Our role is to support our partners and customers in embracing new opportunities, encounter risks and fully understand their own transformation potential.
How to become a CDT
business partner Companies perception of the future is constantly moving in complex and shifting patterns, and they face many challenges and hurdles when trying to get and maintain a good enough position in it.
products and new business. Occasionally we create new offspring companies for exploitation of innovations of perceived high market potential. how to start
what we can offer
CDT offers an integrated environment of people, infrastructure, tools, processes and services for research, development and test. Our role is to support our partners and customers in embracing new opportunities, encounter risks and fully understand their own transformation potential. One of our specialities is to generate and exploit groundbreaking innovations with and for our partners. Innovations may be in shape of new processes, new solutions, new
Becoming a CDT partner is easy: We meet, walk through our programmes and define some initial objectives. Furthermore, we run some initial collaborative activities. After a typical period of 3-6 months we have a new meeting where we exchange our ana-lysis of experiences from the collaboration. Provided experiences are mutually positive, we make a principal agreement that targets a sustainable continuation of our collaboration – and off we go!
CDT’s power essentially comes from our partners and the way we collaborate with our partners. Partners can be divided into four main categories: Sponsors Sponsors provide financial support to CDT business. Sponsors request results to be generated, but have no direct property or usage claims. Sponsoring is based on a funding agreement. 38
agreements and ipr
The core partner joint venture is based on a General Agreement defining the overall terms and policies of collaboration such as confidentiality and intellectual property rights. Collaboration between project partners in a specific project is based on a Project Agreement, defining terms such as project objectives, background information, budget and financial commitments. Agreement terms are deliberately shaped to promote joint result exploitation and swift commercialisation process. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING ONE OF OUR PARTNERS OR SPONSORS, CONTACT: Mikael Börjeson E-mail: Mikael.Borjeson@ltu.se Phone: +46 (0)70 529 91 20
Core Partners Partner with wide long term interest in CDT business. Core Partners typically have capability to participate in CDT strategic planning and engage in many CDT programmes and projects. Core partners make significant financial contributions annually, have right to appoint members of the board. Collaboration is based on a long term Core Partner agreement. Members Partner with specific long term interest in CDT business. Members typically have capability to participate in CDT tactic planning and engage in just a few specific CDT programmes and projects.
Members are expected to make certain financial contributions annually and will be entitled to participate in programme strategy workshops. Collaboration is based on a membership agreement. Allies Partner with interest to repeatedly collaborate with CDT in projects. Allied partners do not make financial contributions but CDT and its allied partners are expected to continuously look for project collaboration opportunities.
CDT Management Team Name E-mail
Mikael Börjeson, CEO
+46 (0)70 529 91 20
+46 (0)70 819 54 84
+46 (0)70 173 10 00
+46 (0)70 530 33 39
+46 (0)70 646 54 14
+46 (0)70 619 22 31
+46 (0)70 288 45 20
+46 (0)72 526 20 70
+46 (0)70 242 68 04
+46 (0)70 373 33 10
+46 (0)70 247 54 21
Board of Directors
The CDT board of directors have approved the CDT annual report 2013. Luleå, February 2014
Tor Björn Minde
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå University of Technology
The income statement and balance sheet 2013, have been reviewed by the auditors. Luleå, February 2014 Kai Lavonen Ernst & Young 39
Lule책 University of Technology, SE-971 87 Lule책. Phone: +46 (0)920 49 12 00. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ltu.se/cdt CDT is a research centre at Lule책 University of Technology, www.ltu.se 40