New teaching technology for welding

The developed tool for welding is based on combining virtual and augmented reality by means of digital technology.

MyData topics covered during Smart City Day at MyData 2018 in Helsinki

Topical IoT issues were covered at the Smart City Day, organized in the framework of the MyData 2018 conference that took place from 29.–31. of August in Helsinki, Finland.

Slush 2018

4.–5.12.2018, Helsinki. Slush 2018 – Nothing normal ever changed a damn thing.

5,500,000 euros available for creating an autonomous bus line

International request for tenders is launched by the FABULOS-project to acquire systems capable of operating fleets of automated minibuses within urban areas.

Living Lab expert Tiina Inki started in August

Tiina Inki will be applying her smart city development expertise in living lab trials in the Select for Cities -project.

‘Uber for boats’ and other smart mobility services being tested in Jätkäsaari

Jätkäsaari is a testing ground for new mobility solutions and a showcase for smart transport to the rest of the world.

Agile piloting drives innovation in Smart Kalasatama

The programme for Agile piloting is a proven way to support and accelerate urban development and to engage a wider stakeholder network to co-create new services.


5 effective ways to reduce the use of private cars in cities

Forum Virium’s EMPOWER project studied how to encourage people to reduce the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles in cities.

A guided tour to Smart Kalasatama on foot

Download The Citynomadi app and start a guided tour to Smart Kalasatama, The Smart City district of Helsinki.

Become a SynchroniCity pilot city!

You can get involved by applying in a Pilot Group for the Open Call and become a new pilot city. Cities from all over the world are welcome to apply but only cities from the EU and H2020 associated countries are eligible for funding.

UrbanSense gathers together 5G testbeds in Helsinki

UrbanSense gathers 5G test platforms together and creates excellent conditions for developing both network and service businesses in Helsinki.

Mindtrek 2018

10-11 October 2018, Tampere Hall, Finland. Mindtrek international technology conference.

300,000 euros funding available in the SynchroniCity project for scaling your IoT solution

SynchroniCity is holding an open funding call for small and medium companies seeking to test ‘smart city’ solutions using IoT technology and to scale them to suit new markets. Apply by 30th of September.

Renske Martijnse-Hartikka makes robot buses part of the Helsinki public transportation

"In 2020 Helsinki and multiple European partner cities will have a fleet of self-driving minibuses going around, open for everyone to use."

Artificial Intelligence helps to fix the diets of Helsinki residents

The Kalasatama Wellbeing programme is piloting Wellness Foundry's MealLogger app in collaboration with the programme’s partner, Kesko occupational health care services.

Helsinki’s schools challenge companies to create solutions that correspond to the schools’ needs. Why and how?

Forum Virium Helsinki is participating in the development of an innovation platform that allows schools and companies to engage in the co-creation of new products.

These are the five digital challenges in Helsinki schools – the City requests solutions from companies

The solutions offered by the companies will be co-developed further during four-month trial periods in the autumn of 2018.

Elisa and Forum Virium Helsinki – Developing a smarter city together

The immensely popular Elisa Viihde entertainment service started out as a co-development project between the telecommunications company Elisa and the City of Helsinki.

Smart City Expo World Congress 13-15 Nov 2018

13-15 November 2018, Barcelona. Smart City Expo World Congress 2018 - Cities To Live In.

Propose a smart city solution to Helsinki – half a million euros available

Forum Virium is holding three open calls for companies that provide smart mobility, smart parking and IoT services. Offer now!

Robot buses taking over new areas in Helsinki

From this spring onwards, there will be record numbers of robot buses driving on the roads of Helsinki. The first robot bus of the spring will start operating in Suvilahti from Thursday 26 April onwards – hop in!