by Bart Valks, Monique Arkesteijn and Alexandra den Heijer
We are halfway with part 2 of our “Smart campus tools” research, exploring 3 different paths: (1) smart tools abroad, (2) smart tools at other organisations and (3) smart tools re-assessed at Dutch universities, which were cases in part 1.
Exploring smart tools abroad: overview of universities that were approached for interviews
(1) smart tools abroad
The past few months more than 25 universities have been approached. Many universities have responded positively and agreed to an interview, including ETH Zurich, KU Louvain and Glasgow University. Also visits were made to Aarhus, Cambridge and Oxford. Many universities are moving forward in their use of smart tools.
(2) smart tools at other organisations
Parallel to the universities abroad a number of companies have been interviewed. Cases of smart tools at Microsoft, the Dutch government, Ericsson, and ABN Amro are documented. We hope to include a few more cases of organisations in the transport sector.
(3) smart tools at Dutch universities re-assessed
On Wednesday November 15th we (Bart, Monique & Alexandra = the Smart Campus Tools research team) hosted a meeting for practitioners from the Dutch universities together with our colleagues from TU Delft’s department of Facilities Management and Real Estate. Special location was TU Delft’s Teaching Lab (see photos). Each university prepared their data prior to the meeting and gave a short pitch during the meeting about their use of smart tools. Some universities have steadily moved forward with existing solutions, whilst others are busy with pilot projects. The meeting definitely raised some interesting topics for discussion, which we hope to address in our report. To be continued!
Monique Arkesteijn wrapping up the discussion with Dutch universities
Bart Valks presenting the results so far at TU Delft’s Teaching Lab
For more information about the first book (of phase 1), previous blog posts and our research, see SMART CAMPUS TOOLS or mail firstname.lastname@example.org