IOXIO successfully pilots a Smart City Dataspace for the City of Jyväskylä together with Nixu

IOXIO, August 9th 2022 at 12:00 AM EEST

IOXIO has delivered a trusted data sharing pilot for the City of Jyväskylä. IOXIO has been helping the City of Jyväskylä to establish interoperable service infrastructure offered by a smart city operator in the region. IOXIO Dataspace service together with Nixu’s Identity and Access Management solution have been successfully used in the first smart city use case to enable fully remote, easy and secure control of access to both digital services as well as physical spaces. The pilot proved that there is a high need for a Smart City operator’s generic capabilities and tremendous amount of benefits to be gained for end users as well as for businesses when interoperable digital identity and trusted data sharing become available as a service.

Trusted data sharing together with interoperable digital identity are needed to create better value for people and businesses and bring smart city development on a new level

The City of Jyväskylä has strategic goals to achieve internationally competitive and well-functioning living and business environment in the region in the upcoming decades. Digital tools play a key role to achieve these targets in practice but the City of Jyväskylä has noticed that the currently available Smart City and IoT solutions in the market bring too little value for individuals and businesses today. The market lacks interoperable digital identity for end users combined with trusted data sharing services for organizations.

In an innovation service tendering, IOXIO together with Nixu were selected as the commercial partners to deliver an innovation project to create the service concept for a smart city operator as well as to deliver the first use case pilot for the interoperable and trusted service infrastructure.

The innovation project proved that we can connect consumers and citizens to virtual and physical services with data using a centralised digital identity

IOXIO Dataspace together with Nixu’s Identity and Access Management solution were successfully used in a use case in the Kangas area where people with the same digital identity can access both tenant service portal as well as provision accesses to physical spaces like a parking hall with their own home key.

“The pilot in the Kangas area got a great reception with the people living in the Kangas area. After the start of the pilot the benefits of the pilot propagated as word-of-mouth among residents in Kangas and many people contacted and showed their interest to join the pilot spontaneously and get access to the parking facilities with their own home key. This is a pilot in which we truly managed to create the experienced smartness for people that we aim at when developing digital services at Jyväskylä”, says Mika Kataikko, the lead of the innovation project at Business Jyväskylä.

Besides the pilot, two use cases around home elderly care as well as in sport center services were developed that would greatly benefit from the same interoperability and digital trust capabilities that the pilot infrastructure offered in the smart living context in Kangas.

The commercialization phase is starting and other partners also invited!

The Smart City operator concept and the pilot results were presented and launched in the City in the Pocket event on August 4th, 2022 as part of Jyväskylä’s Business Rally event series. The development now moves on to the commercialization phase in which stakeholders interested in truly user centric Smart City services are invited to join.

Read more about the experimentation and results from the customer releases (In Finnish)

The City of Jyväskylä

Nixu Oyj

More information about the experimentation and the Dataspace service that made it possible, please contact:

Pirkka Frosti


+358 50 524 5730