Nordic Edge – Open Forum: Tools for Urban Innovators

Join the Open Forum on the 23rd of September to hear concrete cases from urban labs and bring your own reflections to table. The programme presents the newly published Tools for Urban Innovators, tried and tested in Helsinki’s urban labs. Welcome!

Delivery of pharmacy products by drone is tested in Helsinki

In the pilot of Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab, drone delivers online pharmacy orders from Lauttasaari area to Jätkäsaari area in Helsinki.

Drone ilmassa, kuljettaa punaista pakettia, kuvattu ilmassa. Alapuolella talojen kattoja, vehreää.

Everdrone chosen to pilot the delivery of an AED defibrillator by drone

Everdrone will pilot the delivery of defibrillator by drone in an imaginary emergency situation. Piloting will take place in September.

Vähähiilisyyttä tukevat dronepalveluratkaisut Etelä-Suomessa

Open call for drone-as-a-service pilot programme – agile pilots

We are looking for solutions that make use of drones in reducing emissions. Submit your tender by 22 August.

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Finland’s first electric truck factory creates jobs and reduces emissions from traffic – Development sped up by MySmartLife and eRetrofit projects

The first electric truck conversion factory in Finland was established in Keuruu. This factory, belonging to Lielahden Autokeskus Oy, converts diesel trucks into electric trucks.

Mies ja nainen osoittavat iPadilla kerrostaloa, ruudulla piirrosnäkymä talosta. Molemmat selin kameraan, valoisaa, kesä.

Five examples of how the Agile piloting model has been adopted in Finland and internationally

The Agile piloting model has been utilised in many ways for urban development. See the examples, how the model has been used and reasons why it works.

Useita erilaisia henkilöautoja liikenneruuhkassa peräkanaa. Kaupunkiympäristö, aurinkoinen päivä.

Future Digital Mobility Management FDMM pilots sustainable driving routes

How can drivers be helped to avoid congested areas or areas where we want to maintain traffic safety? This is a question tackled by the Future Digital Mobility Management project.

Vesillä valkoinen matala vene, kannella neljä ihmistä, kolme miestä ja nainen, vilkuttavat kameralle. Aurinkoinen päivä, kesä

On demand electric boat to start operating from Merisatama in Helsinki

Island hopping is set to become easier between the islands near Helsinki. You can request a new type of electric boat to take you from anywhere to anywhere along the boat’s route. The electric Callboats boat, which can be called through an application, will start operating in Helsinki from 24 June 2021 onwards.

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Forum Virium Helsinki joins European mobility association CCAM

Forum Virium Helsinki contributes to European cooperation towards safer and more sustainable transport through automation.

The district of Kalasatama has become known around the globe for its agile pilots – the final report on the Smart Kalasatama project summarises the results of this long-term work 

The Smart Kalasatama project, which began in 2013, drew to a close in June 2021, with the best lessons learned now being carried forward to the Helsinki Innovation Districts  project, focusing on the district of Pasila and the urban renewal areas of Mellunkylä, Malmi, and Malminkartano-Kannelmäki.

Vähähiilisyyttä tukevat dronepalveluratkaisut Etelä-Suomessa

Open call for drone-as-a-service pilot programme – using drones to support emergency medical services

We are looking for a solution to an imaginary emergency situation where an automatic defibrillator is delivered by air. The call for tenders ends on 20 June 2021.

Data facilitates traffic planning in URBANITE project

URBANITE project promotes a long-term sustainable ecosystem model to adopt a data-driven decision making approach in urban mobility planning. Project is funded by European Union Horizon 2020 programme.

Three Nordic Cities piloting solutions to promote Healthy Liveable Neighbourhoods

The Healthy Liveable Neighbourhoods open call focused on green infrastructure and sustainable foodscapes. Three pilots were selected to be run at local urban labs in Helsinki, Vantaa and Stavanger. 

Platform and Cloud Services Specialist Lauri Gates started work at Forum Virium

Platform and Cloud Services Specialist Lauri Gates started working at Forum Virium in April. He will be developing the configuration, administration and user support of various cloud services and platforms in cooperation with the administrative team and other experts.

Open Call for 6Aika Carbon Neutral Tourism data platform

6Aika Carbon Neutral Tourism is seeking data platform service providers through an innovative program in cooperation with Forum Virium Helsinki, Helsinki ELO, Turku and Visit Tampere. The Carbon Neutral Tourism project is requesting quotes for the implementation of the Carbon Neutral Tourism platform solution. Apply by the 8th June 2021!

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Testing the use of drones in supporting emergency medical services in Helsinki

Electric drones will be tested in the transport of both emergency medical service personnel and treatment devices and supplies in collaboration with Helsinki University Hospital in spring 2023. These pilots are related to the AiRMOUR project that promotes air mobility innovations and seeks new transport methods for the needs of emergency medical services.

Mini-Piloting

The FinEst Twins project is looking for participants for the Mini-Piloting for the years 2021–22. The aim of the Mini-Piloting to improve the urban ecosystem by catalysing innovation from current research to create successful start-up companies.

41 suppliers selected to design artificial intelligence solutions to help cities reach carbon neutrality

The solutions aim to 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).

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Robot to sweep street dust in Helsinki quietly and without emissions at night

The agile pilot involves testing ways to clean the streets of the residential area in a manner that hinders the residents’ everyday life as little as possible and without emissions in the Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki.

The MaaS interface for water transport makes ticket sales more flexible

Customers, entrepreneurs and the City have all expressed their wishes for more dynamic ticket sales for water transport. The MaaS in Water Transport project is a step towards this goal. In this project, a ticket sales interface for route tickets in water transport is being implemented together with maritime operators.

Kokeilujoukot

Kokeilujoukot gets Helsinki residents involved in developing smart solutions of the future

Kokeilujoukot offers Helsinki residents the opportunity to participate in various surveys, workshops and trials.