8 tips to make the Internet of Things into an open ecosystem

Helsinki, Antwerp and London rounded up the cities’ tips for promoting a more open Internet of Things. Leading smart cities have taken steps towards an open and platform-based IoT.

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Artificial intelligence is the next iPhone

International investments in AI have grown 300 per cent in the space of a year. Google, Facebook and other digital companies are spending 20–30 billion euros a year on artificial intelligence.

Helsinki Loves Developers: Breathing good or bad air – answers from sensor data 14.12.2017

When: 14.12.2017, 3-6pm. Where: Laituri (Kamppi), Helsinki. What: Hel <3 Dev: Breathing good or bad air - answers from sensor data.

Fast-track to getting started with open Smart City APIs

Six largest cities in Finland have opened up their data and interfaces since 2014. The cities’ experiences in opening up data and accelerating data-driven business have been collected in a series of brochures.

Searching for experts on Autonomous Vehicles

Forum Virium Helsinki has opened a call for applicants for two open positions. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 15th of November 2017.

mySMARTLife Helsinki – Innovative measures to improve energy efficiency

Helsinki aims to reduce its emissions through smart solutions on the field of energy efficiency, mobility and the related IoT/ICT solutions. To further advance on this goal, Helsinki together with other cities works on cutting down emissions in the mySMARTLife project.

bIoTope – Developing open standards for the Internet of things

The bIoTope project enables development of new solutions across multiple platforms and open innovation ecosystems. This fosters development of the new products and services by the companies as well as public and private institutions.

Smart Kalasatama – Smart districts make smart cities

City planners and citizens are gearing up for the 70 percent of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2050. It will require commitment, consistency, community and collaboration between all public and private stakeholders

Cities as a forefront of digital single market

Interoperability means savings for cities and business for companies. Since 2012 Forum Virium Helsinki has been a key player in Smart City API harmonization efforts through its wide project portfolio consisting of European and national projects.

Helsinki is one of the European Innovation Capital finalists

Helsinki qualifies as an innovation capital for its innovation platforms such as Smart Kalasatama and intelligent transport pilots.

Smart Kalasatama attracts innovation tourists to Helsinki

“Innovation tourism has grown rapidly in recent years. Successful nations and cities are looking to harness new technologies and practices to better serve their citizens and foster economic growth,” says Veera Mustonen, the head of the Smart Kalasatama project.

First six months of Forum Virium’s IoT program: new means for data collection, tweeting flowerpots and stronger collaboration between cities

In a half a year our mission has become even clearer: verifying impact of solutions, testing new technologies, enabling service and hardware development, experimenting with new means for data collection, introducing intelligence, moving towards open modular solutions and creating DSM through harmonization.

Citizens of Helsinki took part in the first “Ambiciti” walk organised in Finland

The participants of the first Helsinki Ambiciti walk measured noise pollution with their smartphones during a two kilometres long walk.

Tender Winners Announced for SELECT for Cities!

We are pleased to announce the ten selected organisations and consortia who will participate in the first phase of the SELECT for Cities challenge.

bIoTope – Enabling better charging services for electric cars

The bIoTope project lays the foundation for creating open innovation ecosystems by providing a platform to easily create new IoT systems.

Helsinki joins forces with leading smart cities to create a global market for IoT-enabled urban services

Cities of Antwerpen, Copenhagen and Helsinki open an innovation challenge for the European companies: how can the cities reinvent themselves as linked and large-scale Internet of Everything labs, with an easy access to developers and innovators to pilot, test and validate their solutions?

The Nordic Business & Living Lab Alliance – Towards a Nordic Market for health and care solutions

The common vision of the project is creating an ecosystem for Nordic collaboration between municipalities and companies for co-creating, testing and scaling health and care products and services.

Bright Ageing – Smart lighting to improve wellbeing of the elderly

Hanke lisää ymmärrystä hoivarobotiikan hyödyntämisestä kotihoidossa.

Product / Market fit call for Digital Health Starters by EIT Health as of 15th February

EIT Health has launched a call for Digital Health companies. The call is open as fo 15th of February 2017.

Dare to Try! Event presented best practices of piloting and testing in Finland

As a part of the project Forum Virium Helsinki organized a collaboration event in January and connected people in testing and piloting with companies.

FinEst Smart Mobility

To better serve the expanding traffic, five new smart mobility solutions are being tested in pilot projects at downtown passenger terminals of the ports of Helsinki and Tallinn.