Innovate in the construction industry and improve the user-experience, together with KONE

Are you the company which will in the future integrate your solution to KONE’s Cloud APIsAnd shape the construction environment in unique ways? This fall, KONE is looking for new solutions that unlock new experiences and services in people flow, which can improve convenience, security and safety. To give you more insights on the latest opportunities with KONE, we interviewed Jukka Salmikuukka, Head of Ecosystem Business at KONE, for an insight into industry trends and what it means to work with KONE.

How do you see the future of construction environment?

Nowadays, trends are shifting towards higher expectations for an immaculate end-user experience. In the elevator and escalator industry, the end-user experience is a critical success factor. Our customers expect smart and customised services to address their needs more accurately. Buildings are already even being assessed on user-experience standards like WELL, which explores how buildings’ design and operations are optimized to advance end-users’ well-being.

What are next steps?

The smooth flow of people and goods is mandatory for any well-functioning building. Various building systems, once operated in their own separate silos, must now increasingly interact with each other to enable new services for building users. To address the increased demand for an improved user experience, we need to take advantage of new emerging technologies.  IoT and APIs act as enablers for these new kind of solutions and services  which also can seamlessly interact with KONE’s solutions, and one example is the visitor management service provided by indoor.Ninja. We have opened our Cloud APIs for our selected partners, and we want others to work with us and help our customers succeed!

Why corporate with KONE?

We want to combine strengths, KONE’s long-time expertise and know-how from our industry with your innovative capabilities, to create more comprehensive solutions for the 1 Billion daily users of our equipment. At the same time, we want to help our customers to reach their business goals. With us, you can scale for a global market and become stronger player among your own competitors!

If you represent a startup with a great business idea, don’t wait, tell us about it or see more open opportunitieswith KONE, Stora Enso or Epiroc!