Sustainability

The Internet of Things is a key factor in making the world a cleaner, greener, more sustainable planet.

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IoT 2016: The Smart City

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Two things are not going away in the foreseeable future: people and technology. By 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, making smart city planning a primary concern. Incorporating technologies such as Internet of…

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Amazing IoT #8: Solar Windows (not Panels!)

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Photo Credit: Yimu Zhao / MSU A handful of startups are heading toward a new window of opportunity: solar powered windows. If you think about all of the windows in the world – Manhattan alone has 10.7 million windows –…

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Seven IoT Wonders of the World

#IoT for Good, Guest Contributor, Rundown, Thought Leaders

Fifty percent of the world’s population currently live in cities and this percentage will continue to grow, increasing demand for urban life to be a liveable one. Urban growth is a large contributing factor to climate change. The building sector alone…

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Honourable Mention: BioSpike

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BioSpike was awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge.  We had a chance to sit down with one of the founders, August Flatby, to discuss the company, its development, and its future. Björn Svensson: So could you tell me…

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COP21: Traveling at the Speed of Pollution

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Part Two of our COP21 Series.  Read Part One here. Carbon Dioxide On December 7th, the Global Carbon Project released its yearly Global Carbon Budget report.  In 2014, we (the world) set a record: we emitted 35.9 billion tonnes of…

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COP21: Sustainable Agriculture & IoT

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Part One of the COP21 Series.  Read Part Two here. The 2010 BP Oil Disaster was the worst in human history, dumping 210 million gallons of petroleum into the ocean.  Every year, 70 times that amount of petroleum is used…

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The 2015 Nordic Internet of Things Challenge

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Oslo, Norway was home to the Digital Winners conference, a yearly symposium held by Telenor.  At it, the three finalists of the Nordic IoT Challenge had the opportunity to present their concepts for a transformative IoT device to the entire…

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Digital Winners 2015 Highlights

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The Digital Winners Conference was held in Oslo, Norway last week. It is Telenor’s flagship event for innovation and digital transformation. Speakers included thinkers from within the Telenor Group as well as industry leaders from SAS, Schibsted, intel, Samsung, Microsoft,…

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FarmDrones: Winner of the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge!

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Oslo, Norway was home to the Digital Winners conference, a yearly symposium held by Telenor.  At it, the three finalists of the Nordic IoT Challenge had the opportunity to present their concepts for a transformative IoT device to the entire…

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Save the Climate – One App at a Time

#IoT for Good, Guest Contributor

I came across Klimaträtt, a smart phone app for reducing carbon footprints.  And I was lucky enough to chat with Anna Rehnberg, the project manager for Klimaträtt at Uppsalahem, a public housing company in the city of Uppsala.  These are Anna’s…