How can a Living Lab facilitate research and accelerate innovation

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How can a Living Lab facilitate research and
accelerate innovation


EUNICE 2010, 30 June 2010


Thomas Jelle

CEO Wireless Trondheim

Assistant Professor Department of
Telematics
, NTNU

What is a “Living Lab”

Def. Living Lab: a new research paradigm
integrating both


a user centred multidisciplinary research approach


a user community driven innovation


Keywords


Open innovation


User driven innovation

Technology and

Infrastructure

Organisation

Living Lab

Expertise

Pilot USERS Community

Methodology

Livinglabbing

services

Customers

Livinglabbing

projects

Co
-
development

with users

OUDI


Awareness

& culture

Service

concept

Service Concept

for Livinglabbing


Wireless Trondheim Living Lab
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background


Create a world
-
class incubator laboratory for research
and development within wireless technologies,
products and services


Make Trondheim and NTNU more attractive to students,
researchers and technology
-
based businesses


Cooperation between private and public partners




Wireless Trondheim Living Lab


Cooperation between NTNU and Wireless
Trondheim, that consist of 3 parts


Service research and development lab


Test of services in controlled environment with invited users


Tools and framework to perform research and tests


Street and Roof Lab (ITS Test Site Norway)


Wireless Trondheim Live Network



Street laboratory /ITS Test site

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15 street stations along the main
road to the city (E6) including


Large cabinets


Fiber connection


Antenna masts


Power


GPS


Industrial PCs (CVIS ver.)



Unique test field in Europe



Fiber to the Roof


FTTR and Gigabit to the wall


Unlimited backhaul capabilities for testing of new
radio technologies on The best spots in Trondheim

FTTR (5 loc)


Ethernet to the walls (50 loc)


Antenna masts


Climate chambers


Power/PoE

Wireless Trondheim Live Network

Citywide laboratory with real users in
real environment


Wi
-
Fi infrastructure covering downtown
of Trondheim


130 access points


Coverage in Trondheim city's buildings
(around 350 access points)


Geographical location information on
every user and equipment with Wi
-
Fi


High capacity network


10
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40 Mbit/s throughput for each AP


Fiber or radio backhaul


Mobility


Around 4000 unique users a month


consisting of early adopters
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young people
and students


free access




Wireless Trondheim Living Lab a
playground for R&D




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Sounds cool!





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Does it work???

CVIS EU IP 6FP
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CVIS COMM Equipment


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Cooperative Vehicle
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Infrastructure System (CVIS)

CCTV for the Police


Mobile WiMAX vs Wi
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Fi


Gunnerus
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bibliokteket

Mobile WiMAX



Technology

Sector

capacity

Radius in
city
centers

Cost pr cell


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LTE

~50
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80.000



175.000



Wi
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Fi

~22
Mbit
/s

75 m

6.000


6.000


Friend Radar

Friend Radar

Tested among 24 pupils in the upper secondary school
on the iTouch


Not a success


Limited use, not because of the service itself but because of
lack of coverage where the pupils spent their time


3 users found it very useful(!)


Lesson learned


the service have to work everywhere if not the users won’t use
it


Usability more important than privacy


Sky ID

A solution for authenticating guests/unknown users in
wireless networks (WLAN)


Background


Today guest users are often not authenticated (open networks, common
username or password)


EUs Data Retention Directive state that networks owner must have control on
who is using their network


Sky ID is developed to use peoples existing IDs for authentication
e.g cell phone number


Delivered as a Software as a Service on top of any WLAN without
need for resources for administration, support or maintenance for
the network owner

Sky ID


Sky ID

Solution tested on 100.000 users


Feedback used to optimize user experience and
reduce support


Systematic work to identify and reduce cause of
faults


categories of 0,1


0,01 %


Commercialised through Sky Labs ltd, currently
implemented at 10 customers with thousands of
users

QoE in Wireless Networks

How is the user experiencing my network?


Network status is ok, but the user is complaining…


Today’s systems for monitoring infrastructure status doesn’t
include the end user


Solution? Adding sensors simulating demanding users


Sensors constantly checking


Bandwidth, latency, client assosiation, client authentication, DHCP,
DNS



Sensors monitoring, documenting and reporting end user
experience












QoE in Wireless Networks



Cityguide

Started as a
historical city
guide

http://www.trondheimsbilder.no/b
yvandring/


City & Campusguide









Finding resources and places on Campus or in
the City using location information


Energy saving


LILAN, Trans
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National Living Lab Pilot


Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden & Lithuania


Proposed pilot: Smart Grid


Industry partners including SIMENS and SMART CITY
program

Smart Grid
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problem


Smart Grid


solution 1


Smart Grid
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solution 2


Wireless Trondheim Living Lab
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results

Activity last 3 years


Projects involving 250+ Master students and PhDs


R&D projects local, national and international


Total budgets of over 20 mill



Increased innovation and cooperation between
private and public sector
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10+ projects involving the
municipalities of Trondheim


Several projects with promising results


2 new companies established



Leasons learned

Including users
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find bottlenecks early in the project


Increased influx of ideas and resources by involving users


Feedback from users have identified new challenges and new
research topics


Feedback from users important for evaluating GO/NO
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GO


Summary: Accelerate innovation, reduce risk, feedback for R&D

More information…


www.wirelesstrondheim.no


http://research.idi.ntnu.no/trimaks


thomas@tradlosetrondheim.no