Not Boring Bar 18th of May – with special guest speakers!

Date: 18th of May
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Location: Time Building, Kistagången 12

The city of the future is often described as smart and sustainable. Together with Dana Borschewski from Invest Ottawa, Claus Popp Larsen, Head of Urban Life at RISE ICT and Christina Öhman, Director of Business Development at RISE Interactive, we will talk about what kind of tools we need to make cities smart and sustainable. And in addition how to foster a ecosystem that encourages innovation.

On Thursday 18 of May, we invite you to the Not Boing Bar at Time Building in Kista from 16:00 to 18:00. Exciting presentations, snacks and beer and in addition, plenty of time for networking is on the agenda.



Dana Borschewski, Market Director, EU at Invest Ottawa

Dana Borschewski, will discuss the technology ecosystem in Ottawa, Canada and how Invest Ottawa can help companies leverage the city as their gateway to North America. Dana will also talk about some of the similarities between Kista Science City and Ottawa’s Kanata Research Park, and our common history in telecom.

Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region. Its goal is to make Ottawa the best place in Canada to start and grow a business. Invest Ottawa services include startup incubation and mentorship, acceleration for existing companies, global business attraction and local business retention, targeted sector development, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.


Christina Öhman, Director of Business Development at RISE Interactive

Christina Öhman will present a selection of the Institute’s groundbreaking designs and innovations.

The Interactive Institute is an experimental research institute that creates results by combining art, design and technology. By exploring and integrating these three areas, the interactive institute strive to achieve innovative results that develop and question the interaction and communication between people and their environment, but also after challenging traditional perspectives and thinking.


Claus Popp Larsen – Head of “Urban Life”, RISE ICT

Claus Popp Larsen will talk about Internet of things, digitization and horizontalization of cities: How is the hidden benefit of data released and how will it affect the city and city’s suppliers.

Urban Life at RISE ICT is all about using ICT research and ICT implementations for the benefit of citizens, the environment and businesses. And to contribute to the emergence of sustainable, smart cities.

RISE ICT Urban Life are experts in the introduction and application of sustainable ICT-based infrastructure for smart homes, buildings, cities and communities. They develop concepts based on open platforms, open data and access to digital infrastructure, in which development of business and collaboration models and privacy and security are equally important elements.



The Not Boring Bar the 18 of May is organized in collaboration with the Summit located at Time Building here in Kista.

These events are free and open to everyone interested in more information about Urban ICT Arena and how to use the testbed. It is also a place where you can mingle and network with Urban ICT Arenas partners and project owners. Take the opportunity to hear the latest on fascinating news, projects and project owners.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017, 16:00 to 18:00
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Kista Timebuilding
Kistagången 12
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Not Boring Bar 18th of May – with special guest speakers!