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New Nordic IoT centre helps businesses release the IoT potential

Denmark’s two leading authorities in technological service within Internet of Things (IoT), FORCE Technology and the Alexandra Institute, have teamed up to form the Nordic IoT Centre, thereby offering the industry a much sought-after one-stop shop for the development and practical implementation of IoT solutions. The ambition with Nordic IoT Centre is to create a complete ecosystem for the development of IoT comprising development companies, EMS manufacturers and software development companies as well as both Danish and foreign universities, and GTS institutes.

By Nanna Bastved

To develop successful IoT products and systems requires the use of many different technical and commercial skills. As most Danish companies do not have access to the necessary multidisciplinary skills, they quickly fall short in the development process. All these skills have now been gathered in the Nordic IoT Centre, for the benefit of Danish companies.

Most studies[1] maintain that Danish companies do not currently exploit the potential that exists in digital tools such as data analysis and IoT as highly as leading European countries.

“The readiness to use the digital tools is often limited by the companies’ lack of knowledge about new technologies, and how they can be implemented into existing or new product solutions. Knowledge which FORCE Technology and the Alexandra Institute, as a result of their GTS work, have accumulated over many years,” says Ole Lehrmann Madsen, CEO, Alexandra Institute.

Therefore, the two institutes join forces with the Nordic IoT Centre – a one-stop shop, that helps companies release the IoT potential.

Multidisciplinary skills directly at hand

At the Nordic IoT Centre the companies gain access to comprehensive knowledge, skills, and test facilities for the development of successful IoT solutions that can compete on a global level. Hence, the companies can speed up their market entry of their IoT solutions, as they now have one-point-of-access to all the necessary multidisciplinary resources.

“The centre has a broad palette of technical skills in hardware and software, sensor systems, and machine-learning at its disposal – as well as specialist knowledge of product testing and international approvals of IoT solutions. Furthermore, the Nordic IoT Centre is part of a network of specialist and international collaborative partners, which can be drawn upon to help solve specific issues,” explains Juan Farré, CTO at FORCE Technology.

Whether the companies are looking for help with concept development, developing wireless products with artificial intelligence, advice about IoT security, or help with product approvals, there is expert help at hand at the Nordic IoT Centre.

Nationwide test facilities

The Nordic IoT Centre is also in charge of a number of test facilities throughout Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Here, the companies can have their IoT products and systems tested, thereby ensuring that the IoT solutions live up to international regulations and standards required for market access.

 More info

For more information on the Nordic IoT Centre contact Martin Krogstrup, Head of Business Development, Product Division, FORCE Technology, mkn@force.dk, tel. +45 43 25 17 05 or Anders Kofod-Petersen, Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Deputy Director, The Alexandra Institute, anders@alexandra.dk, tel. +45 41 15 12 48.

[1] References: page 12 in https://gts-net.dk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Den-teknologiske-videnbro-nu-og-i-fremtiden.pdf and pages 8-18 in  https://em.dk/~/media/files/2017/05-04-redegorelse-om-danmarks-digitale-vaekst-2017.ashx)

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