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Friday Morning Bike Tour of the World’s Smallest Big City – IoT in Practice

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9:00 AM, Friday 21 Jun 2019 (5 hours)
Dokk1 - Dokk1
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When in Aarhus we want to show you why Aarhus is among the top Smart Cities in the world - and we will use the same kind of transportation as the smart citizens of Aarhus: More than one third uses their bike for going to work.

Times & places

9:00 Dokk1,Hack Kampmanns Plads 2 -we meet right inside the main entrance

10:00 Havnepladsen -Aarhus City Lab

11:00 Havnepladsen – the start of the bike tour

12:30 Design-People,Vesterbro Torv 3, 3. tv – lunch and design-thinking approach workshop

14:00 Vesterbro Torv – end of the tour

What you will experience


You will get a guided tour of Dokk1 that will take you to the automatic books return-unit of the library. Every day the citizens hand in many library books using this robot, and in the machine room, the books are automatically sorted into boxes for every single library based on digital tags. Outside the library, there is a hand-in box, where books can be returned all day and every day. We will also have a short look at the automated underground parking facility with space for 972 cars – the largest one in Europe.

Aarhus City Lab

From Dokk1 we walk for a tour in the Aarhus City Lab at the harbour front. The City Lab is a test facility for Smart City solutions and a showroom for new Smart City initiatives. The City Lab functions as a playground for partners, a test facility for current and future EU initiatives and a place where Aarhus can develop its digital citizenship.

Bike tour
We have bikes ready for you, and we will guide you on a ride to give you an impression on how a smart city works with smart mobility – e.g. awarding some cyclists with a chip prioritising green light for them. Your guide will be Jens Peter Hansen, board member of Danish Cyclist Federation.


Our bike tour ends 12:30 at IoT Weeks Gold Partner design-people. They are hosting lunch, and afterwards, you can participate in a design-thinking approach workshopon how to get users to embrace IoT solutions. Design-people have several “Red-dot” and “peoples-choice” awards within design of IoT enabled solutions and will also tell you more about their “Inspired by Woman” initiative.

The tour ends around 14:00 at design-people at Vesterbro Torv in the centre of Aarhus.

Max. number of participants: 25 (registration is first come first served)

Please sign up for the tour here:

Deadline for signing up is Tuesday 18th at 4 PM.

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