Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for Smart Cities. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising Smart Data Startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Smart Data Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 337 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Data Republic – Government Data Sharing
With the increased demand for governments to deliver better services, data sharing emerges as a critical tool to enable agencies to collaborate and meet these expectations. Data sharing offers clear advantages to achieving strategic objectives such as enhanced productivity, greater opportunity for enhanced decision making and a singular view of the customer. The Senate Platform, developed by the Australian company Data Republic, delivers an all-in-one governance solution for government-powered open and shared-data initiatives. The software allows to securely store, categorize and govern data access between agencies, departments and the public while maintaining strict governance and auditing frameworks.
P-Pulse – Citizen-Generated Data Mining
An overwhelming amount of open data from mobile apps, Internet of Things devices, social media and live streaming sites and thousands of other diverse public data sources often are not accessible to government organizations. Smart Data Mining allows adding value to situational awareness scenarios as well as predict events and day-to-day activities in the city by capturing large amounts of citizen-created data. Israeli P-Pulse creates a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software that processes billions of transactions from live, anonymized geospatial data collected from individuals, social media channels, live-streaming sites, open government data, and NGOs. Various data layers are displayed live and in real-time over a smart visual mapping interface integrated with a built-in time machine for smart decision support.
Entry-Scape – Open Data Management
Open Data managing systems help to accelerate the development of smart cities by connecting the people most capable of creating smart city solutions with the data needed to generate and support them. Moreover, Open Data management allows government organizations to manage data more efficiently in all stages: investigation, preparation, and maintenance as well as decision-making on what data should be available to the public. Swedish EntryScape offers an integrated solution for working with Open Data. The software allows to describe all datasets in one common way, select if listed data should be made public or should only be available for internal purposes. Their solution has already been implemented by several public administrations and municipalities across Europe.
Vawlt – Cloud Storage
For convenience and resource-saving purposes, in terms of city construction, massive data collected from various fields need to be outsourced to the cloud. The Portugal-based startup Vawlt allows users, including city utilities and government organizations, to store data in multiple clouds, simultaneously, thus creating a more secure and trusted environment.
Sigfox – Internet Of Things Data Analytics
With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors within the city and data collected from them, new opportunities arise for city administrations. The analysis of collected data allows to come up with new application areas such as connected street lights, smart parking solutions, smart metering, sharing solutions and others. The French company Sigfox’s IoT network provides a wide range of sensors: from air quality monitoring, connected fire hydrants, food temperature monitoring, to connected school-zone road signs and smart trash dumpsters. The solutions are connecting all operations citywide and allow authorities to experience a leaner, more cost-effective municipality.
What About The Other 332 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 337 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.