Kvikktest (agile piloting) is a new and faster way to work with smart city development in collaboration with business and residents.
What is a Kvikktest?
Kvikktest (agile piloting) is a new and faster way to work with smart city development in collaboration with business and residents. A Kvikktest is an experiment that runs over six months, where selected suppliers are involved in testing their solutions in a real environment. One of the main goals of conducting a quick test is learning, learning for the municipality and the companies that test their solutions.
- A Kvikktest is performed in a short time.
- A Kvikktest is based on unfinished products or services.
- A Kvikktest takes place in a real environment with real users
In Kvikktest, we use open competitions in the development work. This is a low-threshold competition where many companies will have the opportunity to contribute, and the municipality acquires short development runs.
The method has been tested in Helsinki and later in other Finnish cities, with good results. Based on learning in Finland, we in Stavanger municipality are testing this method.
How it works
- The municipality defines an area or theme we want to further develop together with the business community.
- Actors submit their solution proposals that can be tested for a period of six months.
The municipality selects up to five solutions that will carry out a Kvikktest
- Budget: NOK 1.5 million, which is distributed to the companies as quick tests.
First quick test: Lervig
The first quick test will look at how Lervig park and the surrounding area can be an enrichment for Storhaug and the city. Lervig has great potential to become an attractive gathering place with a new park, fire station and new school on the way. The quick test will help us see which solutions can create good meeting places in Lervig.