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Better Reykjavík

Better Reykjavík is an online consultation forum where citizens are given the chance to present their ideas on issues regarding services and operations of the City of Reykjavík. Anyone can view the open forum and registered users who approve the terms of participation can participate in the forum. When a user presents an idea on the Better Reykjavík forum, it is automatically considered the public property of the residents of Reykjavík and the original idea can change considerably during the consultative process provided on this forum.

NI Mentor Program

The purpose of the NI Mentor program is to introduce the students, from an early age, to smart and programmable tools which can improve digital literacy through game like methods, and to make them appreciate the natural sciences, and introduce them to the basics of engineering thinking, so later they can choose scientific and engineering careers. We already face challenges need to be solved that would, according to estimations, need 26% more engineers and natural scientists in 2020.

GitHub (open source IT platform)

GitHub is how people build software. With a community of more than 12 million people, developers can discover, use, and contribute to over 30 million projects using a powerful collaborative development workflow. Whether using GitHub.com or your own instance of GitHub Enterprise, you can integrate GitHub with third party tools, from project management to continuous deployment, to build software in the way that works best for you.

FIWARE (open source IT platform)

The FIWARE Community is an independent open community whose members are committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”. The FIWARE Community is not only formed by contributors to the technology (the FIWARE platform) but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time.

iBeacon Living Lab

Beacons give objects a personality. They allow a doorway to welcome you and a picture to tell you about itself. They let you know you are near a product you like or that coffee is half price. They let a tourist sign explain itself in your language. In a way they are almost magical but the technology that made them is so simplistic a child could have invented it. Beacons are a also a great way for app developers engage with the internet of things for the first time.


The term iBeacon and Beacon are often used interchangeably. iBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react accordingly. In essence, iBeacon technology allows Mobile Apps to understand their position on a micro-local scale, and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on location. The underlying communication technology is Bluetooth Low Energy.

Curatr (digital community educational platform)

The brains behind Curatr are the award-winning learning technology innovators, HT2 – the same team who created the open source learning record store (LRS), Learning Locker. The Curatr platform originated via a PhD project by CEO Ben Betts, and the philosophy of developing learning solutions based on empirical research is still very much at the core of the business. Our team of Curatr and social learning experts provide training and support to HT2’s Curatr clients and the Curatr Partner Network, as well as managing the Curatr Community Help Centre.

Moodle (digital education platform)

Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. You can download the software onto your own web server or ask one of our knowledgable Moodle Partners to assist you. Moodle is built by the Moodle project which is led and coordinated by Moodle HQ, an Australian company of 30 developers which is financially supported by a network of over 60 Moodle Partner service companies worldwide.

edX (digital education platform)

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. With more than 85 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. EdX university members top the QS World University Rankings® with our founders receiving the top honors, and edX partner institutions ranking highly on the full list.