You cannot see it if you aren’t aware of it, but big things are happening in Lyngby. With the placement of an antenna to the Sigfox IoT network standing 45 meters tall on top of Lyngby Shopping Mall and an antenna at the Technical University of Denmark, the city now has full Sigfox network coverage and can be used as a test laboratory for students and a fully operational network for businesses and knowledge institutions working with the development of products within IoT.

As a member of the City of Knowledge, Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality has engaged itself in the project and will become the first municipality to test actual projects by using the nationwide and recently launched Sigfox network dedicated to the Internet of Things.

Specifically, Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality has established a cooperation with IoT Denmark which initially involves optimising the use of the municipality’s cars. By attaching a sensor with an antenna in every car, it is possible to register where, when, and how far a car drives.

Jakob Sylvest-Nielsen, director of Citizen Services and Digitalization in Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality, is excited:

“With sensors we can register whether or not we are uding our car parks well and optimize on our actual needs based on data instead of guessing what we need. With IoT-technology we can hopefully save time and money relatively easily. The Sigfox coverage gives us possibilities for Lyngby to become an epicenter in Denmark within the development of IoT and new products can be tested ‘in real life’ before arriving on the market.”

Also in the Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge, who works to make Lyngby the centre of innovation within city and business development, director Caroline Arends is paying attention to the new opportunities:

“Our cooperation with IoT Denmark perfectly matches our vision of making the City of Knowledge a development- and test laboratory for new green and sustainable technologies. It also fits well with the project called ‘Smart City of Knowledge’ where we use data from the city to develop new smart solutions and knowledge. With coverage of the entire city of Lyngby, a new plethora of opportunities are open to attract even more startups and other to the area where they in cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark can test their new products and technologies.”

At IoT Denmark A/S we welcome the cooperation with Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality and the Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge:

“It is an exciting new world that opens with IoT technology. The technology has many opportunities to collect and use data for optimisation and effectivisation within garbage disposal, renovation, and road temperature monitoring to optimise the placing of salt, and measuring water volumes in sewers and rivers. There are endless opportunities with IoT technology and we look forward to cooperating with more interested companies and knowledge institutions in Lyngby and other places in Denmark.” says Daniel Bachmann, Group CEO & Founding Partner at IoT Denmark A/S.

If you are interesting in learning more about IoT and want to test new technology, IoT Denmark in cooperation with Sigfox is hosting a “Maker’s Day” the 25th of January from 2pm to 6pm at Scion DTU, Diplomvej 381, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby.

Read more about “Maker’s Day” in Lyngby here: http://makers.sigfox.com/tour/

For more information and comments please contact:

Daniel Bachmann, Group CEO & Founding Partner, IoT Denmark A/S,
db@temp.iotdk.dk, M: +45 2268 9999

Caroline Arends, Director for Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge,
ca@vidensby.dk, M: +45 2247 9010

Jakob Sylvest-Nielsen, Director of Citizen Services and Digitalization in Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality,
jsn@ltk.dk, M: +45 2373 3588