AI4Cities launches its Request for Tenders to find AI solutions accelerating carbon neutrality

AI4Cities, an EU-funded Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP), has launched its Request for Tenders (RfT). Tenderers are invited to submit innovative AI solutions in the fields of energy and mobility. These solutions should contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the six cities and regions involved in the project: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Île-de-France - Paris Region (France), Stavanger (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia). The call is open until 28.2.2021.

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I4I competition: Forum Virium is looking for innovations to boost outdoor air quality improvement actions

Do you have a digital solution that can boost air quality improvements? Participate in the Innovations4Interventions contest!

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Answer a survey about consumer consent & data security

We are regularly asked to give away personal data in order to obtain access to services we wish to get. This provides a growing source of concern about safety. What are your thoughts on providing your personal data?

Ambitious goals for robot bus piloting in the FABULOS project

The FABULOS project focuses on how cities can use automated buses in a systematic way. The goal is to procure the operations of an autonomous bus line. To be more precise, the focus is on a turnkey solution that can manage automated robot bus fleets as part of cities’ public transportation systems.

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Installations have started: On a mission to electrify the entire heavy-duty vehicle fleet of Helsinki

Is it possible to transform an entire, old diesel vehicle fleet, to run on electricity? Forum Virium Helsinki has taken on the challenge.

INVITATION: Drone as a Service Hackathon

INVITATION: Drone as a Service Hackathon – apply by November 30th

Join the hackathon and shape the future of Finland’s drone services with Forum Virium Helsinki, Stara, robots.experts and Ultrahack!

Project planner Nikita Akmaikin works with the FinEst Twins and Carbon Neutral Tourism projects

Project planner Nikita Akmaikin started at Forum Virium Helsinki's IoT team. He works with the FinEst Twins and Carbon Neutral Tourism projects. Nikita would like to develop Helsinki by making it a data-driven city that enables simpler ways of living.

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Helsinki wins the Digital Cities category at the global Year in Infrastructure conference

City of Helsinki has won the grand prize in the Digital Cities category at the global Year in Infrastructure conference. The awards handed out at the conference have been referred to as the Oscars of urban construction and infrastructure.

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Mission Zero Foodprint pilots: three solutions to reduce carbon footprint of restaurants

Could the carbon footprint of restaurants be reduced with digital solutions? The answer to this question will be sought over a period of six months in the Mission Zero Foodprint project, in which participating pilot restaurants will attempt to reduce their food waste and the overall carbon footprint of their operations with the help of three innovative tools.

Platform Developer Sheena Puthanpurayil joins the Forum Virium IoT-team

Platform Developer Sheena Puthanpurayil has joined the Forum Virium Helsinki IoT-team. She works as a Platform Development Engineer in the Finest Twins project.

Stara eRetrofit looks into the electrification possibility of heavy-duty vehicles

Stara eRetrofit looks into the electrification possibility of heavy-duty vehicles

Stara eRetrofit project explores the electrification potential of Stara’s vehicle fleet. Not only the project will lay the groundwork for new business cases but also results in valuable data collection.

Project Planner Michel Nader Sayún works with the Smart Kalasatama team

Project planner and design researcher Michel Nader Sayún works with Forum Virium's Smart Kalasatama team and the FinEst Twins project.

The New York Times praises Helsinki’s climate efforts and Smart City development

In an extensive article, prestigious US newspaper The New York Times talks about the services that make everyday life easier, the smart city pilots and the climate friendly energy solutions of Helsinki’s Kalasatama. The newspaper presents Helsinki as a one of the top cities in the world in terms of sustainable development and quality of life.

A Robot courier delivering food from a shop to home door – an experiment underway in Kalasatama

Forum Virium Helsinki is running a pilot in Kalasatama with the aim of testing new smart home services and finding new solutions for light deliveries in an urban environment.

FinEst Twins Digital Twin Masterclass 2020

Visual 3D models are being deployed in smart cities around the world. While earlier the motivation was mostly on visualising the buildings, the latest developments will turn the 3D models into a rich source of information related to the urban landscape and built environment. One of the goals of the FinEst Twins project is to develop the Digital Twins of Helsinki and Tallinn as joint effort. To learn more, join us for a series of webinars this November!

Scenario research on the near-future implementations of connected and automated collective transport services in Helsinki

Transport automation is constantly advancing in society: every year an increasing number of self-driving pilots are organised. Sohjoa Baltic project did a scenario research on the near-future implementations of connected and automated collective transport services in Helsinki.

The Synergy project creates a European-wide Big Data platform for processing and utilising electricity domain data

The Synergy project revolves around digitalisation and the more precise utilisation of data related to electrical networks. Smart and optimised electricity networks help improve both energy efficiency and the operation of the networks.

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.

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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.

Fabulos Final Conference 18.2.2021

The FABULOS project invites cities, public transport authorities and operators, road authorities, mobility and robotics specialists from around the world to join us for the project's Final Conference on 18 February in Helsinki and online.