Smart City World Labs
Together with the Danish Embassy in Singapore, DTU, Gate21 and The Danish Industry Foundation, Quercus Group launched the Smart City World Labs (SCWL) in 2016 with the aim to develop an export model for holistic, Danish smart city competencies that boosts exports of SMEs and companies offering solutions in the crucial yet softer aspects of the smart city domain.
SCWL is based on establishing a joint Danish-Singaporean living lab collaboration that acts as a catalyst and accelerator for export of Danish key competencies. The living lab approach is interesting as a method based on public-private-partnerships for user driven innovation, which is required for developing, testing and exporting smart and innovative solutions within education, health, liveability, energy, lighting, water, transport and much more.
The project was initially funded by the Danish Industry Foundation and is now continuing as a platform headed by a consortia consisting of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Climate-KIC, the Danish Technical University (DTU) and Quercus Group.
Over 50 companies participated and 12 SMEs have been concretely involved, many of which are currently in a phase of successfully stepping into the Singaporean market within the following thematic tracks:
Urban liveablilty - including air quality, biodiversity, holistic planning and improved services
Energy - including smart grids, waste-to-energy, new energy systems, and smart metering
Mobility - including active mobility, ITS solutions, planning, behaviorial patterns and holistic approaches
Water - including water quality, water supply, leakage, intelligent water meters
Utilizing the momentum of ‘Smart City World Labs, Quercus Group is working to push the initial vision of increasing exchange and co-creation in order to accelerate the transition in cities around the world.