In the Metsokangas pilot site in Oulu, the goal is to develop new digital solutions and their applications in the intelligent use context of a school and multipurpose building. The new buildings in the school area are progressive on a national level, and they form a unique test bed to various services and service providers. In the participatory work, needs for services relating to security, teaching, the physical activation of students, intelligent property management and energy savings have been identified.
A physically activating intelligent schoolyard, with novel data transfer and sensor solutions, will be built on the grounds of the Metsokangas multipurpose building. Additionally, a smart path, complete with controllable RGBW lighting and accompanying sound system, will be constructed in the adjacent wooded area to support play activities and outdoor learning.