FABULOS tests robot buses in 5 European countries

The FABULOS project focuses on how cities can use automated buses in a systematic way. During the year 2020, field tests in five of the partnering countries take place. Next pilot locations are the cities of Lamia and Helmond.

The Pocket Book for Agile Piloting

The Pocket Book for Agile Piloting shares the experiences from Smart Kalasatama and Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab in Helsinki and condenses the key learnings in a pragmatic and easily digestible way.


Helsinki ranks second in worldwide Smart City Index

The capital of Finland is joined by Singapore and Zurich in the top three, moving up to second position from eighth place year-on-year in a time when many European cities among the 109 total cities in the ranking lost ground.

Simple mobile ticket for Helsinki Island Hopping in autumn – MaaS expands to Helsinki archipelago transport

Getting to know the archipelago in Helsinki is now easier than ever before when an island-hopping ticket can for the first time be bought directly in the Whim application. The September pilot project tests the opening of ticket sales interfaces.

Use data to generate savings in your housing company’s electricity bill – check out our free guide for tips

Up to a third of energy consumed by housing companies is wasted energy. The ‘Taloyhtiön dataopas’ housing company data guidebook, published in September, provides tips on how to address this issue in simple and affordable ways by utilising measurement data collected from the housing company.

A 5G drone service to be piloted in environmental care in Helsinki

Helsinki City Construction Services Stara and Helsinki Rescue Department are currently piloting a new kind of drone service in cooperation with Forum Virium Helsinki. The goal is to streamline environmental care and rescue department work and reduce the City’s CO2 emissions. 

Mission Zero Foodprint Open Call: Digital solutions to measure and decrease restaurants’ carbon footprint

Forum Virium Helsinki launches an open call for agile piloting in restaurants. The aim is to find digital tools that help restaurants to manage their food waste, energy efficiency or carbon footprint. The call for pilots is open 7.9.–4.10.2020.

Carbon Neutral Tourims Innovation Competition

The innovation competition seeks new ideas and concepts for developing smart solutions for companies in the tourism industry and City operators. The competition welcomes entries on three themes: Most creative dashboard, Most innovative data analysis and Best impact potential. The competition lasts until midnight on 27 September 2020.

Info Event on Mission Zero Foodprint Open Call 10.9. – Digital Solutions for Managing Restaurants’ Carbon Footprint

Register now for the virtual info event 10.9. to hear more about the open call for agile piloting and about the possible collaboration opportunities.


Transport automation – the end of traditional collective transport?

Project planner Janne Olin from Sohjoa Baltic project reflects on perspectives to the discussion surrounding transport automation.

RIDE2RAIL – expanding ride sharing offering by data integration to compliment public transport

Developing solutions and tools that will facilitate the efficient combination of ride-sharing and scheduled transport services such as bus and rail.

How to get the most out of urban experimentation? The guidebook for urban developers sums up learnings and experiences from agile piloting in Helsinki

The Pocket Book for Agile Piloting shares the experiences from Smart Kalasatama and Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab in Helsinki and condenses the key learnings in a pragmatic and easily digestible way.

Future of autonomous transport in Baltic Sea Region Conference | 27th Aug in Tallinn – online streaming 12 to 18 (EET)

Join the online event! The Future of Autonomous Transport conference looks into what are the obstacles and drivers for society to move towards autonomous public mobility. The industry, policymakers and cities are invited to join this Sohjoa Baltic’s (Interreg BSR) finalizing event.

Nordic IoT Week 21–22 October 2020, Helsinki

The Nordic IoT Week takes place in Helsinki during the 21–22 October 2020. Two Conference days, Exhibition, Briefings and Workshops. Register now!

World Summit on Digital Built Environment 29-30 September 2020, virtual Helsinki & Tallinn

World Summit on Digital Built Environment, WDBE 2020, will be organised during 29-30 September, at virtual Helsinki & Tallinn.

The Future of Autonomous Transport in the Baltic Sea Region summarizes Sohjoa Baltic’s legacy

In August 2020, Tallinn Transport Department in cooperation with Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and TalTech is organizing a two-day event The Future of Autonomous Transport in the Baltic Sea Region in Tallinn, consisting of a public exhibition in Kadriorg Park on August 26 and a high-level conference at Proto Invention Factory on August 27.

Callboats operates on demand between the Vartiosaari island and Laajasalo in Helsinki during the summer of 2020

A new type of electric on-demand boat operates between Laajasalo and Vartiosaari across Reposalmi from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am–8 pm, until 23 August 2020. The pilot was brought to Helsinki by the Mobility Launchpad project coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki.

Forum Virium hired 20 summer workers to map gateways in Helsinki to speed up last mile deliveries

This summer, the City of Helsinki’s innovation company Forum Virium will be mapping the entrances and gateways in Helsinki for the first time for the needs of the logistics sector. This mapping work is being carried out by twenty 15-year-olds who have received a City of Helsinki summer job voucher.

koronapuhallustesti. kuva: deep sensing algorithms

A breath test for the coronavirus is being researched in Helsinki – the 2 euro test may be the world’s quickest and most affordable

In the summer, Laakso Health Station in Helsinki will begin a trial to research whether the coronavirus can be detected in a patient’s exhaled air.

SmashHit pääkuva

SmashHit – solving the consumer consent and data security for connected car and Smart City 

SmashHit project contributes to the data economy by creating new and better services by using the data from the connected car.

Helsinki studies the use of e-scooter services for safe and sustainable mobility

The goal is to understand how micro-mobility services are used in the city, and to experiment with how this kind of data could support the development of safe and sustainable mobility.