Get Home Safely smart lights being piloted at Hyväntoivonpuisto in Jätkäsaari

The EU-funded Get Home Safely project’s smart lights can be tested in the built portion of Hyväntoivonpuisto park in Jätkäsaari from 4 to 24 November. Register as a test user!

A robot bus combining praised design and flexible service

Sensible 4 from Finland and Shotl from Spain combined forces to have their fleet of self-driving shuttles to be tested in the FABULOS project. As a result of this cooperation, the polished GACHA minibus service brings buses and customer needs together.

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Carbon neutral drone services in southern Finland

AI4Cities project brings together the leading European cities in the intersection of smart cities and GHG emissions reduction, in order to speed up and steer the creation of new breakthrough solutions in how AI will support cities’ climate action commitments.

Mobility Launchpad demo day & TRA2020 afterwork 17.9.

Experience new smart mobility solutions and vehicles at Mobility Launchpad of Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility project. Then get useful information of demoing possibilites at upcoming TRA2020 (Transport Research Arena) event.


AI4Cities – AI accelerating Cities transition to carbon neutrality

AI4Cities project brings together the leading European cities in the intersection of smart cities and GHG emissions reduction, in order to speed up and steer the creation of new breakthrough solutions in how AI will support cities’ climate action commitments.

Could an app nudge you towards a sustainable lifestyle?

How could a digital service help improve people’s carbon footprints? Susanna Ollila from Kuudes shares some ideas on this blog.


Helsinki residents feel positive about robot buses

Sohjo Baltic pilot in Vuosaari attracts 2000 robot bus customers in one summer. Helsinki is moving fast forward on autonomous public transportation.

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Urban Eco Islands develops archipelago tourism with digital solutions

The Urban Eco Islands project will develop Vasikkasaari island in Helsinki and Aegna island in Tallinn into new types of smart nature tourism destinations.

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Forum Virium Helsinki is an immensely popular urban development partner

Companies, cities and research institutions recommend collaboration with Forum Virium Helsinki. The Net Promoter Score was 73 in the company's recent interest survey.

Estonia adopts journey planning service for passengers, first developed in Helsinki, Finland – speeding up cross border development between both countries

Estonia and Finland will both benefit from the new cross-border development co-operation for the journey planning service, gaining shared knowledge and an improved passenger experience – a significant outcome of EU-based project FinEst Smart Mobility.

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.

Nordic Urban Labs

Co-operation and sharing of best practices for living labs and urban development through a network of Nordic Smart Cities. That’s the goal of the cities’ common project called Nordic Urban Labs.

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Ride a robot bus to the beach in Helsinki, one of the world’s most active test cities for robot buses

This year, you can get on a self-driving bus in living lab district Kalasatama and on a record-long 2.5 km route in the most eastern district Vuosaari. 

Launchpad brings together expertise in smart mobility

You can still visit the Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility pop-up container Launchpad at Maria 01 startup campus until the end of September. The container is managed by Forum Virium Helsinki’s project partner Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

People in Helsinki encouraged to sustainable transport – rewarded with free sauna

The MUV project (Mobility Urban Values) encourages residents to opt for environmentally friendly mobility in an innovative way – by inspiring people to change their behaviour with a game. 

autonomous vehicle ITS congress

6 tips to make mobility smart in future cities

Traffic and transport is changing constantly and ever faster. What will cities need in five, ten or twenty years?

Four consortia enter the prototyping and lab testing phase of the FABULOS pre-commercial procurement for self-driving shuttle services

The FABULOS procuring partners have awarded four international consortia with contracts. Based on the results of their feasibility study, each consortium will develop a prototype of a smart system that can operate a fleet of self-driving shuttles in regular public transport. The work starts in June and the prototypes will be tested in lab-type environments during the autumn of 2019.

Helsinki making old buildings smart – aiming at energy-cost savings

Now six housing companies in Helsinki and Vantaa are piloting a simple solution to reduce their energy consuption.

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AirBnB for electric cars

New app coordinated by Aalto University and Forum Virium Helsinki makes life easier for eco-conscious drivers.

Will these emission-free vehicles challenge van deliveries of foodstuffs?

A trial is underway at Helsinki Wholesale Food Market to investigate how groceries for homes and wholesale orders for restaurants could be delivered with cargo bicycles and electric mopeds.

AI4EU – building the European AI on-demand platform

AI4EU unifies Europe’s Artificial Intelligence community and facilitates collective work in AI research, innovation and business in Europe. By sharing AI expertise, knowledge and tools with the Platform, AI4EU will make AI available to all.