Ruggedised eNews


Dive into the smart cities ! Learn about the ongoing implementation of smart solutions in the three demonstration districts in Glasgow, Rotterdam and Umeå. Every four months, the site managers will share their news, questions and challenges in the eNews.

Glasgow eNews - Oct. 2018

From ideas to visible solutions

We are now 2 years into the RUGGEDISED project and things are really starting to take shape! Infrastructure should be visible within the next 6 – 8 months and we are in the process of procuring our hardware solutions for the Smart Street. Networking and learning from the other smart cities continues t ...

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Umeå eNews - October 2018

Channeling the flow of ideas

The temperature has started to drop below 0 in Umeå at nights, but we are keeping warm this busy autumn. We arranged the Civitas Forum in the beginning of September, which generated many new projects and contacts. We inaugurated the new hub for our e-buses and also the second bike-hub for our e-cargo bikes. A new 5G-testb ...

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Rotterdam eNews - Oct. 2018

Joining forces to look ahead

Holidays are over, so with new energy we continue our implementation of the smart solutions of RUGGEDISED. In the last half year in Rotterdam there were some serious negotiations with the future building owners about the benefits for them to join the smart thermal grid. Finally, AHOY and the future cinem ...

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Glasgow eNews - June 2018

Sunshine on the Smart Street

Over the last 4 months Glasgow has continued to roll out the ‘Smart Solutions’ in the project district and we are excited with the progress, new ideas, learning and experience we are gaining as a city. The modelling works carried out by our project partners at the Energy Services Research Unit at the Univers ...

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Umeå eNews - June 2018

Making the innovation accessible

The engagement and enthusiasm is high in Umeå´s innovation district. The solutions have reached the implementation phase and for us involved it is possible to understand how everything is connected and how each part depends on the others. The partners involved all have a joint vision of where we are heading, but how can we communicate and involve others in thi ...

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Rotterdam eNews - June 2018

Solutions designed to grow

RUGGEDISED has been going on for 18 months and a first project report was the occasion to review what has been going on in Rotterdam, and it's a lot ! When drawing up the initial RUGGEDISED proposal, the idea of the Rotterdam partners was that the building company of Heart of South would be the best possi ...

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Umeå eNews - Feb 2018

New business models in the University District

Our innovation area, the University district, is the largest workplace and commuter point in North Sweden. A busy and vibrant area in the daytime. But with a night population of only around 5% of the day population, the evenings have a completely different atmosphere. When the new housing and student flat areas are built and inhabited - the number of inha ...

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Glasgow eNews - Feb. 2018

Working together on the Smart Street

Following the detailed design and planning phase in the first year of the project, we are excited to move into the implementation phase where the coming months will see visible changes in the ‘Smart Street’ in Glasgow. Partnership working with other ‘smart city’ projects in the city continues to ...

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Rotterdam eNews - Feb. 2018

Grids, Waste and Lighting : Moving forward in the Heart of South

What digital innovation means for the future of cities goes beyond imagination. We have to keep our organizations, inhabitants and entrepreneurs connected to the dynamic and innovative projects that we work on with our Ruggedised team by making them clear and easy to u ...

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Umeå eNews - October 2017

Celebrating the first visible result !

Next month we will celebrate the first year of the project and I am so happy that we can now begin to show physical results and start to inaugurate parts of our solutions. It is not that we haven’t been able to show results before, but most of them have been invisible to our citizens and people that are not directly involved in the project. To be honest, wh ...

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Glasgow eNews - Oct. 2017

Starting a new project phase !

We are now one year into the project and proud of what we have achieved so far. Our partnerships both in Glasgow and across the consortium have gone from strength to strength and we are enjoying learning with the other cities. The beginning of year two marks the start of the implementation phase of the project ...

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Rotterdam eNews - Oct. 2017

Visualizing the future

Almost one year of hard work is behind us. After the strong enthusiasm of the beginning we realised that our plans were more challenging than expected. Although we are speaking of proven technologies, the interaction between them and the search for good business cases was a hard job. Serious barriers on the smart t ...

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Umeå eNews - June 2017

The University district: A lesson of cooperation

Our smart solutions are all at various stages of implementation, some are being installed while others are only at the planning stage. Isolated from each other, they all hold a high degree of complexity, but it is the connection between them that will make them truly smart. The same principle applies to our partnership. We have agreed that in order to ...

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Glasgow eNews - June 2017

Uniting around the Smart Street

Since the start of the project in November, we have been putting a lot of effort into ensuring that the various stakeholders across the city have a full understanding of the Ruggedised project, what it brings to the city, and how it dovetails with others ‘smart city’ projects being delivered. The project ...

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Rotterdam eNews - June 2017

Looking at the new Heart of South

Rotterdam, as RUGGEDISED project coordinator, wants to be a city that contributes to a sustainable world. While developing the Heart of South district we will implement 13 smart solutions on sustainable energy, ICT, data and e-mobility. The cooperation between the partners is very important and sometimes ...

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