We are delighted to invite you to qualify for Innovation
Norway’s first ever FRAM Smart Cities business and
knowledge exchange programme. It links closely to our
voluntary initiative ‘The Dream Commitment’ and the
transition to a more sustainable economy.
The requirements of the future will concern corporate social
responsibility and a green renewal. For Innovation Norway it
is important to identify good ideas, as well as talented
management teams that can and should contribute to
realise such transition.
Where do we start? Cities are the growth hubs. The world’s
population living in urban areas is expected to accelerate to
60 percent before 2025, globally. The Western, developed
world will reach 80 percent urbanization level during this
time frame. It will become more important to make cities not
only green, but also e
Join industry experts and world class peers to learn more
about this $1.5 trillion market opportunity!
Anita Krohn Traaseth
Anita Krohn Traaseth
Gaut e Hagerup Hilde Hukk elber g Ellen Rakneber g
What can you expect?
Innovation Norway’s new Smart Cities initiative is a
collaboration between our dedicated and experienced
value creation teams in Oslo, London and Madrid.
Our core focus is identifying sustainable global business
opportunities, and the pace of growth and
transformation needed to execute them successfully.
The challenge crafting this new initiative has been to
identify what key aspects define a Smart City? We
believe smart governance, smart energy, smart building,
smart mobility, smart infrastructure, smart technology,
smart healthcare and smart citizen are crucial to Smart
Cities. While these are big challenges, they also present
major new business and innovation opportunities.
It is expected we will have around 26 global Smart Cities
in 2025 and around 50 percent of these will be located
in North America and Europe. In Europe the UK and
Spain are at the front
line in responding to Smart Cities
challenges and great hubs for Norwegian business and
industry, expert environments and politicians to gain
deep insight and establish game changing
Meet potential customers and partners
Validate technology and business model in
highly competitive markets
Mentoring from industry experts
Meet other startups and industry players
Help with strategy, value proposition
development and to shape a clear message
Network and build valuable connections and
How it works?
The FRAM Smart Cities programme which is hosted in
Norway, UK and Spain gives C-Level teams at
Norwegian companies access to support and guidance
to grow and transform their business.
Dedicated mentors and professional training
Access and introductions to relevant industry leaders/
experts, key decision makers, investors and
like-minded peers in emerging Smart Cities hubs
World-class profiling & showcasing opportunities (In
August 2014, Forbes business magazine named
London as the world’s most influential city)
Some companies have impact (or output) many times
larger than their peers. Why? The programme aims at
enhancing skills necessary for companies looking to
expand internationally at pace, specifically focusing on
collaboration and business modelling for sustainable
How it works:
FRAM Smart Cities is a mentor-led 8 months programme.
The professional training is designed to fit busy CEO
calendars and consists of 5 intensive 2 days business
and knowledge exchange sessions.
Participation fee is NOK 60,000 (per company).
Travel, accommodation, insurance living expenses during
your stay in the UK and Spain, is not included and is to
be paid by the participants.
Aug/ Sept 2015 Sept15- April‘16 Nov‘15- April ‘16 Sept 2015
Current state and As-Is analysis
of participating companies
Kick-off session in Norway
4 mentor led business and knowledge
exchange sessions in the UK and Spain involving;
government representatives, potential partners,
entrepreneurs and knowledge institutes
Access to industry specialists
and mentors in Norway, UK and
Spain (110h per company)
How we fuel growth
Pace of growth and transformation
Some companies have impact (or output) at least
10 times larger than their peers
How we assist:
Help increase traction
Sharing best practices and connecting executives
across markets and industries
Promote the Norwegian inventiveness
How to target large markets (Europe and US)
Transform C-Level teams
Governmental support schemes
A diverse business-development network
Head of UK & Ireland Office
FRAM host with 15000+ hours of specialisation in assisting C-level teams scaling businesses in Europe and the US.
Head of FRAM Smart Cities
Extensive experience supporting SME’s and listed companies in corporate, financial and business strategies.
Head of Spain Office
FRAM host, with more than 15 years of experience in managing strategy and innovation projects.
Vigdis Myhre Næsseth
FRAM Smart Cities Project Manager
FRAM Project Manager (external) with a track record of running more than 20 FRAM programmes during the last 7 yrs.
In March 2015 the UK government announced a £140 million
investment into national research institutes developing smart
cities and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Our aim is to identify and deliver smart city solutions that overcome the challenges faced by the UK, whilst at the same time opening up market opportunities to Norwegian SMEs. Here are 2x main categories:
‘Development Projects’. These are potential demonstration projects, which require a level of development and testing in a real life setting. Typically, projects will need to demonstrate a potential impact across UK cities as well as indicating a willingness to collaborate with local partners in their design, development and deployment.
‘Quick Win’ projects. These should be previously tested and proven solutions that can be adopted within a relatively short-time frame within the UK market. Solutions need to show the impacts which these have had and how they could potentially be rolled out across UK cities.
Important hubs are:
§ LONDON – global tech firms and UK engineering and
infrastructure firms provide services to cities across the world from their London oﬃces. Large firms including Intel, Cisco, Google, Simens, Arup, Atkins and Balfour Beatty are all based in London.
§ GLASGOW future cities demonstrator
§ NEWCASTLE science central
§ GREATER MANCHESTER data synchronisation
§ BIRMINGHAM smart city roadmap
§ BRISTOL low-carbon energy
Welcome to the hottest
tech scene since Silicon Valley
Spain is in 3rd place in Europe with regards to the number of Smart Cities
initiatives. Barcelona’s core positioning is based on being a world reference in
smart cities. Madrid hosts the most powerful world cluster of infrastructure
developers, that also deliver globally urban services. Fifty cities in Spain have
formed the network for Smart Cities in Spain – a platform to share experiences,
competence, as well as visibility. Tourism and strong links to Latin-American
add an amplifying effect to the presence in the Spanish smart city market
Several of Spain Smart Cities oﬀer themselves as living labs for testing technologies such as sensors, energy eﬃciency, smart light, zero emission, smart mobility, and e-health. The European
Commission awarded the European Capital of Innovation prize to Barcelona for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens in 2014.
In addition to living labs, the Spanish market oﬀer opportunities in regards to partnering with big international players. There have been more Spanish companies in the ranking of the world’s top
infrastructure developers than any other country. The latest ranking had five Spanish companies in the worlds top 10. These
companies are not only involved at a global scale in road, rail, port and airport concessions: they are truly world urban service
providers as they also operate sewage, waste management, public lighting and traﬃc management.
Spain is the perfect door opener to Latin America – a market of 500 million people and many big cities. No other country in the EU has better connections to this market.
Important hubs are:
BARCELONA – Awarded European Capital of innovation 2014 SANTANDER – World leader in sensor installations
MADRID – Smart City cluster and gateway to Latin America MALAGA – Living lab in renewable energy and energy eﬃciency
General Electric, Siemens, IBM and Cisco, as well as global
consultancies such as Accenture, Arup and WSP, are addressing the
challenge of how cities can use technology to optimise resource use.
We have listed below some of the major players in the smart city
space – where IT meets cleantech.
Accenture has developed the Intelligent City Network to assist utilities and cities in deploying smart grid solutions. Accenture also runs the Global Cities Forum, which works on nearly 100 smart grid and smart city pilot projects.
Alstom is working with Microsoft, using MS technologies applied to Alstom’s energy management and control systems for distributed power generation.
Engineering consultancy Arup runs a Smart Cities programme working to develop the cities of the future. Arup is also working with C40 Cities to tackle climate issues.
In addition to the investments mentioned above, Cisco runs the Smart +Connected Cities programme using intelligent networking capabilities to weave together people, services, community assets and information into a single pervasive solution. Cisco’s connected city partners include Amsterdam, Bangalore, Barcelona, San Francisco, and the South Korean cities of Incheon and Busan.
GE’s Ecomagination brand provides technologies for renewable energy, water filtration and wastewater treatment, smart building initiatives, sensing and detecting equipment, traﬃc signalling and transportation monitoring and management systems. The company also runs a GE
Cities of the Future programme. GE is partnering with national and regional governments to build innovation centres while encouraging those areas to adopt smart grid incentives, such as in Markham, Ontario and Masdar in Abu Dhabi.
Hitachi is working on the development of clean energy supplies and waste recycling systems.
Honeywell is working with utilities on demand response – deploying smart thermostats through Baltimore Gas and Utility. Honeywell recently
acquired Akuacom for OpenADR technology and partnered with EnergyHub for home energy management.
IBM is involved in pilot smart grid projects around the world, ranging from smart meter roll-out to countrywide integration. IBM also launched the Smarter Cities Challenge, involving the award of $50 million in grants to 100 cities worldwide over the next three years. Of the first 24 which have been announced, eight were US cities (including Boulder). The other recipients span six continents and include Bucharest, Glasgow, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Tshwane-Pretoria.
Intel has launched a residential demand response oﬀering.
Johnson Controls provides building management sensors, controls and systems.
Landis & Gyr
Switzerland's Landis+Gyr, which provides energy management solutions, recently announced the development of Gridstream MDUS (smart meter data unification and synchronisation), which is integrated with the SAP® for Utilities solution portfolio.
Lockheed Martin entered the demand response market in 2010
Mitsubishi, together with Hitachi, is working on the infrastructure for the development of new cities along the Mumbai-New Delhi corridor, as part of a collaboration between India and Japan.
Global energy management group Schneider Electric is piloting the Wiser Energy Management System, which involves 60,000 consumers using smart thermostats and in-home displays.
Siemens has initiated the City of the Future programme and is involved in a broad range of city pilots globally. In partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, Siemens also runs the Green City Index, which
measures and ranks the environmental performance of cities from around the world.
If you like to know more about
FRAM Smart Cities or get
involved as a participant or
partner please contact:
Ellen Margrethe Rakneberg Head of FRAM Smart Cities Tlf. 92042444
Head of Innovation Norway London +4477 159 99 769
Head of Innovation Norway Madrid +346 284 94 689
Vigdis Myhre Næsseth
FRAM Smart Cities Project Manager Tlf. 900 41 017