M2M-in-a-box at hackathon
Last weekend Telia supported the NIOTH2016, the Nordic IoT (Internet of Things) Hackathon, to take place and provided the M2M-in-a-box as a tool for the teams to use when developing their ideas.
"IoT is the future, and we have this M2M-in-a-box that we believe can be used in many more ways than we do today. We also believe in young people's creativity. It was great fun to place this box with these talented young people from all over the world" says Per Sjöström, Regional Sales Manager, Global IoT Solutions.
At the Nordic IoT Hackathon in south Sweden people from all around the world met last weekend for a 50 hour competition to develop new ideas for intelligent buildings and healthcare. Telia provided the M2M-in-a-box product for the hackathon teams to use when innovating their solutions to these important social challenges.
"By collaborating in this way with young creative people we hopefully support some new entrepreneurs. They might be eager to use digital solutions for a better environment, more efficient healthcare solutions or smarter buildings. I feel proud that we combine business value with value for our society", Per continues.
Supporting hackathons to drive digital entrepreneurship and innovation is a way to contribute to a more sustainable future. As such it is part of Telia Company's All In strategy. More innovations and entrepreneurs create more job opportunities. With more businesses and jobs come more economic growth, which benefit more people in multiple ways.
By driving digital entrepreneurship and innovation we also contribute to the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number 8 - good jobs and economic growth – and number 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure.