Kutsu tilaisuuteen 9.6.: Smart Digital Home – Kumppanuuksilla kasvuun ja kansainvälisille markkinoille

Edelleenvälitys Urban Mill verkostolle:

Tervetuloa Smart Digital Home -ohjelman neljänteen tilaisuuteen! Tällä kertaa kokoonnumme Helsinkiin Maria 0-1 startup centeriin (Lapinlahdenkatu 16) 9.6.2017 klo 10.00-14.00.

Tilaisuuden tarkoituksena on saattaa yhteen älyrakentamisella ja mm. älykotiratkaisuilla liiketoimintaa tekeviä yrityksiä, aihepiirin parissa kehittämistyötä tekeviä tahoja sekä ratkaisuista hyötyviä toimijoita.

Puheenvuoron käyttävät mm. saksalaisen Let’s Be Smart -kumppanuusverkoston edustajat, kasvuyritykset Artome ja houm.io sekä mm. Telian ja Digitan edustajat.

Ohjelma, lisätietoja ja tarkempi aikataulu:

Ilmoittautumiset: ilmoittautumiset@yrityskehitys.com tai 050 555 1988.

Tilaisuus on maksuton.

Smart Digital Home Venture Program on Suomen Yrityskehitys Oy:n vetämä kehittämisohjelma. Ohjelman tarkoituksena on saattaa yhteen kasvuyrityksiä, suuria ns. ankkuriyrityksiä, rahoittajia ja korkeakouluja yhteisten teemojen, älykodin ja älyrakentamisen, ympäriltä.

Let’s Be Smart -konsepti on saksalaisen RFID Gmbh:n älykkääseen elämiseen keskittynyt verkosto. Verkostoon kuuluu jättiyrityksiä sekä pieniä, mutta hyvin innovatiivisia ja kasvuhaluisia yrityksiä. Konseptissa ovat mukana tällä hetkellä mm. Miele, Rhein Energie ja Grohe.

Tingan Tang’s PhD Thesis from Active Life Village: ”Combining User and Context: Living Labs Innovation in Digital Services”

Tingan Tang from Active Life Village team at Urban Mill presented his PhD thesis 15.8.2014:

”With the continuous advances of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), users’ living contexts and daily life activities are increasingly digitalized. Based on these developments and other enabling factors, an emerging user- and context-driven open innovation approach called ”Living Lab” has recently gained rising popularity and momentum in both academia and industry.

As an emerging and promising innovation approach, many theoretical and empirical insights are needed to understand the dynamics of Living Labs. This thesis focuses on Living Labs innovation in the digital services domain and it addresses three aspects of Living Labs: Concept, Architecture and Methods.

The relative paucity of research on Living Labs advocates an exploratory approach that augments the research status quo with qualitative and quantitative empirical insights. The insights are gained from both a literature review and many years of Living Lab practice experiences from several Living Lab project cases in both academia and industry. The first aspect explores the Living Lab concept. A Living Lab concept framework is proposed by studying the key innovation principles of Living Lab and comparing the Living Lab principles with the corresponding Web 2.0 principles. The second aspect deals with the technical architecture of the Living Lab infrastructure. A ubiquitous Living Lab services platform is proposed and implemented by combining social media and the Web of Things. A common Living Lab technical architecture is generalized based on several Living Lab projects implementation experiences. A Web-based two-layered integration technical framework is proposed to integrate heterogeneous smart devices into business processes, and this framework is evaluated in a real-life elderly care case. The third aspect studies the methods used in Living Lab. A Living Lab process model and methods taxonomy are proposed and evaluated. Two case studies by different Living Lab methods are presented. Finally, a comparison of different Living Lab methods is summarized. The three studied Living Lab aspects are not separated from each other but intertwined in the whole Living Lab context for digital services innovation.

Overall, this thesis advances a better understanding of the Living Labs innovation paradigm.”

Publications included to thesis:

[Publication 1]: Tang, T., Wu, Z., Hämäläinen, M. and Ji, Y.. From Web 2.0 to Living Lab: an Exploration of the Evolved Innovation Principles. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, VOL. 4, NO. 4, pages 379 – 385, November 2012.
[Publication 2]: Tang, T., Wu, Z., Karhu, K., Hämäläinen, M. and Ji, Y.. Internationally Distributed Living Labs and Digital Ecosystems for Fostering Local Innovations in Everyday Life. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, VOL. 4, NO. 1, pages 106 – 115, February 2012.
[Publication 3]: Tang, T., Wu, Z., Hämäläinen, M. and Ji, Y.. Internationally Distributed Digital Ecosystems Infrastructure and Networked Living Labs Approach for Everyday Life Innovation. International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems, Submitted, 15 pages, 2014.
[Publication 4]: Wu, Z., Itälä, T., Tang, T., Zhang, C., Ji, Y., Hämäläinen, M. and Liu, Y.. A Web-based two-layered Integration Framework for Smart Devices. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, VOL. 2012, NO. 1, pages 1 – 12, April 2012. doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-150 View at Publisher
[Publication 5]: Tang, T. and Hämäläinen, M.. Beyond Open Innovation: the Living Labs way of ICT Innovation. Interdisciplinary Studies Journal, VOL. 3, NO. 4, pages 15 – 23, March 2014.
[Publication 6]: Tang, T. and Hämäläinen, M.. Comparison of two local social media services in Finland and China by social network analysis. International Journal of Social Network Mining, VOL. 1, NO. 2, pages 209 – 224, December 2012.
[Publication 7]: Tang, T., Cheng, C. and Hämäläinen, M.. Everyday Life Sensing by Living Lab approach. Journal of Software, VOL. 9, NO. 6, pages 1545 –1552, June 2014.

Whole: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-60-5741-5




In a few years, we may live in homes with adjusting ‘applications’ for lighting, watching TV, home safety and personal wellbeing. For example, a smart TV, which displays your favourite TV show as you walk through the door; a remote control on a tablet PC for adjusting home safety or storing wellbeing data from your fitness band and creating an automated shopping list based on your blood pressure, pulse and other health indicators.

In Finnish homes, the use of internet services is still at a very rudimentary level. Especially elderly people might only use online banking, but not much else. Companies, who manufacture home devices or provide services, often sell and market ‘silo’ solutions, which integrate poorly with other home devices. There are multiple examples: consumers have trouble finding relevant services, once installed, the same service might work differently in your phone vs TV or PC, configuring or maintaining the services often requires IT specialist skills etc.

A Finnish development project “Home as a Service Platform” aims to improve the way how home related services are integrated together. Participants in this co-development project are Ministry of Transport and Communications, DIGILE, Espoo and Pyhtää municipalities, University of Eastern Finland and a host of private companies.

At Jyväskylä Housing Fair, the group are demonstrating first results from this collaborative effort. The demonstrations are focused on home safety and wellbeing services for the elderly. The aim is to help people live longer in their homes with ‘home smarts’. The project also has a more ambitious target of creating best practices for home and wellbeing service integration by adopting international standards.

Demonstrations are shown at the Jyväskylä Housing Fair in the ‘Sisustus ja Rakennus’ expo building. The Finnish ‘home smarts developers’ welcome you to their expo booth and welcome your feedback and ideas on further development.

Welcome to visit!


Juha Lipiäinen, Active Life Village Oy, tel 040 50 3744 4


”Home as a Service PlatfomPartners:

ActiveLifeVillage                                         www.activelifevillage.fi

Addoz Oy                                                  www.addoz.com

Anvia Oyj                                                   www.anvia.fi

Beddit Oy                                                  www.beddit.com

Bonwal Oy                                                www.bonwal.com

Digikonkarit/Ilolla Oy,                                 www.ilolla.fi

Electrix Oy                                                www.electrix.fi

F-Secure Oyj                                             www.f-secure.com

Helmivisio Oy                                             www.helmivisio.fi

Mohinet Oy                                               www.mohinet.fi

Oppimaa Oy                                             www. hyvinvointimedia.fi

Pienipiiri Oy                                                www.pienipiiri.fi

PlayGround Finland Oy                             www.anyplayground.com

UrbanMill                                                  www.urbanmill.org


Pyhtään kunta                                              www.pyhtaa.fi

Espoon kaupunki                                        www.espoo.fi

Liikenne- ja viestintäministeriö                     www.lvm.fi

Digile Oy                                                      www.digile.fi

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Ympäristötieteen laitos                               http://www.uef.fi/fi/ympti