Helsinki Ode library smart city. Photo: Jussi Hellsten

Helsinki ranked highly in Smart City comparisons in 2019

Helsinki was ranked highly in several Smart City comparisons in 2019.

TRA2020 Helsinki – Rethinking Transport 27–30 April

TRA, the Transport Research Arena, is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2020, TRA takes place in Helsinki, Finland during 27–30 April.

The Nordic Drone Event 2020

The Nordic Drone Event 2020 gathers participants worldwide to Tampere, Finland on 27–28 January 2020 to accelerate use of drones and electrical aircraft in order to protect the environment and to improve worksite efficiency and productivity.

Open call – Agile pilots on smooth traffic and sustainable mobility forms

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab and Forum Virium Helsinki are seeking innovative mobility solutions through agile piloting. The call is open until 3 February 2020.

Fleetonomy robot bus

Fleetonomy, VTT and Nodeon are developing on-demand robot bus service in Helsinki 

Fleetonomy, VTT and Nodeon combined forces to have their fleet of self-driving shuttles developed and tested in the FABULOS project.

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab. Kuva: Suomen Ilmakuva Oy

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab – Smart mobility testbed in Helsinki

Does your company have an innovative mobility service or technology that should be tested in urban environment with real test users? Contact us and we help you pilot!

Mobile Civitatem Consortium

A wider service area for mass transit with the help of autonomous buses

The goal of the autonomous vehicle solution of the Mobile Civitatem Consortium is clear: extending the reach of public transport to wider service areas.

Forum Virium henkilöstö 2019

We’re hiring a Platform Development Engineer

Our company is growing and we are now recruiting engineers working on a platform project.

Come and see Helsinki’s smart city know-how and co-operation possibilities at Barcelona Smart City Expo

Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress is the biggest smart city event in Europe showcasing the newest projects, know-how and co-operation between cities on 19–21 November.

Saga – combining different brands of self-driving buses to one platform

Saga consortium has found an innovative solution for the FABULOS challenge combining self-driving buses from different manufacturers over APIs to one platform for the transport operator to control.

Forum Virium henkilöstö 2019

We are looking for a technical specialist to join our IoT-team

Join our team to make Helsinki the most functional smart city in the world!


From a city to an urban oasis? Virtual Verdure helps city planners take a peek at the verdant Kalasatama of the future

A more verdant city plan is being drawn up in Kalasatama: Virtual Verdure brings new tools to support the planning of green infrastructure and opens up opportunities for smart & clean business.

CroBoDDIT – development of disruptive technologies in urban infrastructures utilising the expertise of local companies

The CroBoDDIT project will build cooperation between Helsinki and Saint Petersburg with a demo centre model – companies have an opportunity to showcase their expertise in the field of disruptive technologies.

Virtual Verdure – green infrastructure to support carbon neutrality in city planning

Virtual Verdure brings new tools for taking into account green infrastructure that integrates the needs of the city and its residents in city planning, and develops business opportunities for smart & clean companies.

SARA social robot received well at Helsinki service center

In September, Kustaankartano Comprehensive Service Centre had a visit from the SARA robot, offering social stimuli for the residents. The experiment is part of the Social and Autonomous Robotic Health Assistant (SARA) project, which aims to develop a robot to take some of the strain off the personnel at care facilities.

Agile Pilots scaling up to Norway

Agile piloting taking first steps in Norway

The City of Stavanger in Norway was looking for a flexible way to develop and test new urban services and increase co-operation between the city and startup companies. To this end, Stavanger is now starting to adopt the urban development method called Agile Piloting, which was created for similar needs in Helsinki, Finland in the Smart Kalasatama project. 

Vasikkasaaressa testataan älyteknologiaa luontokohteissa urban eco islands -projektissa.

Smart technology utilised in popular nature destinations in Helsinki

The Urban Eco Islands project is implementing ways of monitoring and controlling recreational use while protecting nature assets with the help of smart solutions, such as drone photography.

Smart pedestrian crossing and smart carpool pilots in Jätkäsaari

Mobility challenges are tackled with the help of new technologies and agile service pilots in Jätkäsaari in Helsinki. This autumn, a smart pedestrian crossing, smart carpools and new types of cargo bikes are being piloted in Jätkäsaari.


Get Home Safely – User Questionnaire

Get Home Safely is developing an intelligent lighting system to increase the safety and comfort of unfinished urban areas.


Air quality matters – Join the Air Quality Troops!

What kind of air are you breathing? Collect air quality data for your residential area easily and in a fun way – and win film tickets! We’ll provide you with the necessary sensor and instructions. Your efforts will help make Helsinki a clean, pleasant and functional city!

Forum Virium henkilöstö 2019

We’re hiring a project development manager

We are looking for a Project Development Manager to join our world-class international research funding team in key EU R&I funding instruments. Apply by 14th of October!