Group will create ecosystem for smart building data

Seven Finnish companies aim to integrate all technical systems into a single platform.

April 23, 2020 |

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A group of companies say they will join forces to create an ecosystem for smart building data.

The coalition, composed of seven firms from Finland—KONE, Nokia, YIT, Caverion, Halton, Netox, and VTT—intends to create the global standard in building data ecosystems and a smart platform for other parties to tap into. “The KEKO ecosystem aims to significantly improve the comfort, productivity and sustainability of buildings by integrating the data of all the technical systems in the built environment to a single platform,” according a news release.

“We will use the smart building data to innovate new solutions that will predict the needs of building users, and make these environments more functional and responsive,” said Rauno Hatakka, head of KONE’s Technology Management unit. “At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow or urban life and KEKO supports this perfectly.”

KEKO is a two-year project beginning with the identification of one hundred new use cases for building data. After that, possible solutions will be developed and tested. Other firms with smart building expertise are invited to take part in KEKO projects. 

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