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.

Open call for smart mobility solutions (Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab)

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab and Forum Virium Helsinki are seeking innovative mobility solutions through agile piloting. The call is open until 18 August 2020.


New CityHUB local distribution centre for low-emission parcel deliveries opening in Helsinki city centre – lessons learned to be disseminated across Europe

The City of Helsinki’s innovation company Forum Virium and its cooperation partners DB Schenker, Neste, Lehtipiste Oy’s Pakettipiste, A2B and Fiuge are opening a new kind of local parcel distribution centre in Helsinki city centre, by the Baana bicycle corridor.

FABULOS project puts robot buses to the streets

After 1.5 years of developing autonomous shuttle solutions, the FABULOS project now brings robot buses to the streets of Europe. From this spring onwards, three robot bus prototypes will be evaluated in real-life conditions in five European cities.

Water temperature now available online in Helsinki – see the water temperatures at eight popular beaches

You can now check the exact water temperature at eight popular beaches in Helsinki online. Beach sensors produce data online year-round every thirty minutes.


Drones help identifying bird nesting habits in Helsinki

Forum Virium Helsinki and the environmental services of the City of Helsinki will implement drone filming in the summer of 2020.

B.Green project researches new solutions for green infrastructure and associated digital tools for supporting cityplanning.

B.Green project researches new solutions for green infrastructure and associated digital tools for supporting cityplanning. B.Green works to create new procedures and applications in the cityplanning context to implement Green Infrastructure solutions widely.

The CroBoDDIT project combines disruptive ICT technologies and solid waste management

The Cross-Border Dimensions of Disruptive Information Technologies (CroBoDDIT) project promotes the development of significant ICT technologies and their implementation particularly in solid waste management in Finland and Russia

Kuljetustenvälitysalusta OLMap. Kuvissa yrittäjä Sani Saarinen ja lähetti Sampo Koistinen. Kuvaajan nimi mainittava Jussi Hellsten.

Forum Virium Helsinki’s application allows restaurants to offer home deliveries for free

The open delivery platform allows all restaurants to offer home deliveries. The first restaurant to join has had positive experiences with the platform.

Coronavirus is permanently changing working life

Finland is slowly opening up society as the coronavirus crisis eases. There is a lot of uncertainty in these times, but a lot of good is arising as well. Read our CEO's blog about the changes in working life during the coronavirus.

The first FABULOS pilot launched in Helsinki

As part of the FABULOS field testing phase, a fleet of three self-driving vehicles is driving in Helsinki, Finland. The pilot is supported by an on-demand mobile app and a Remote Control Centre for autonomous vehicles. One of the vehicles is a GACHA robotbus with an award winning design.

Drone-as-a-service – autonomous flight piloting programme’s open call

Drone-as-a-service autonomous flight piloting programme’s open call for agile pilots is now on. The procurement is targeted at drone-as-a-service agile pilots that promote the maintenance or development of urban infrastructure. The open call runs until the 17th of May.


How to remotely facilitate a workshop – 5 tips

During the coronavirus period, many people will have to learn new forms of remote work. For Forum Virium Helsinki, developing urban solutions in workshops of several people is a core activity. We quickly learned how to co-create and facilitate remotely, even in a large group.

Automation technology will change Helsinki’s transport system, but how?

The transport sector is currently facing revolutions, that some expect to have impacts of the same magnitude as Henry Ford’s Model T. The drivers of change are the paradigm shift to sharing economy and the electrification and automation of transportation. Is it possible for cities to steer the development?