Use data to generate savings in your housing company’s electricity bill – check out our free guide for tips

Up to a third of energy consumed by housing companies is wasted energy. The ‘Taloyhtiön dataopas’ housing company data guidebook, published in September, provides tips on how to address this issue in simple and affordable ways by utilising measurement data collected from the housing company.

A 5G drone service to be piloted in environmental care in Helsinki

Helsinki City Construction Services Stara and Helsinki Rescue Department are currently piloting a new kind of drone service in cooperation with Forum Virium Helsinki. The goal is to streamline environmental care and rescue department work and reduce the City’s CO2 emissions. 

Mission Zero Foodprint Open Call: Digital solutions to measure and decrease restaurants’ carbon footprint

Forum Virium Helsinki launches an open call for agile piloting in restaurants. The aim is to find digital tools that help restaurants to manage their food waste, energy efficiency or carbon footprint. The call for pilots is open 7.9.–4.10.2020.

Carbon Neutral Tourims Innovation Competition

The innovation competition seeks new ideas and concepts for developing smart solutions for companies in the tourism industry and City operators. The competition welcomes entries on three themes: Most creative dashboard, Most innovative data analysis and Best impact potential. The competition lasts until midnight on 27 September 2020.

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Transport automation – the end of traditional collective transport?

Project planner Janne Olin from Sohjoa Baltic project reflects on perspectives to the discussion surrounding transport automation.

RIDE2RAIL – expanding ride sharing offering by data integration to compliment public transport

Developing solutions and tools that will facilitate the efficient combination of ride-sharing and scheduled transport services such as bus and rail.

How to get the most out of urban experimentation? The guidebook for urban developers sums up learnings and experiences from agile piloting in Helsinki

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.

The Future of Autonomous Transport in the Baltic Sea Region summarizes Sohjoa Baltic’s legacy

In August 2020, Tallinn Transport Department in cooperation with Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and TalTech is organizing a two-day event The Future of Autonomous Transport in the Baltic Sea Region in Tallinn, consisting of a public exhibition in Kadriorg Park on August 26 and a high-level conference at Proto Invention Factory on August 27.

Callboats operates on demand between the Vartiosaari island and Laajasalo in Helsinki during the summer of 2020

A new type of electric on-demand boat operates between Laajasalo and Vartiosaari across Reposalmi from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am–8 pm, until 23 August 2020. The pilot was brought to Helsinki by the Mobility Launchpad project coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki.

Forum Virium hired 20 summer workers to map gateways in Helsinki to speed up last mile deliveries

This summer, the City of Helsinki’s innovation company Forum Virium will be mapping the entrances and gateways in Helsinki for the first time for the needs of the logistics sector. This mapping work is being carried out by twenty 15-year-olds who have received a City of Helsinki summer job voucher.

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A breath test for the coronavirus is being researched in Helsinki – the 2 euro test may be the world’s quickest and most affordable

In the summer, Laakso Health Station in Helsinki will begin a trial to research whether the coronavirus can be detected in a patient’s exhaled air.

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SmashHit – solving the consumer consent and data security for connected car and Smart City 

SmashHit project contributes to the data economy by creating new and better services by using the data from the connected car.

Helsinki studies the use of e-scooter services for safe and sustainable mobility

The goal is to understand how micro-mobility services are used in the city, and to experiment with how this kind of data could support the development of safe and sustainable mobility.

Open call for smart mobility solutions (Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab)

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab and Forum Virium Helsinki are seeking innovative mobility solutions through agile piloting. The call is open until 18 August 2020.

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Urbanite – Integrating data into mobility planning

B.Green project researches new solutions for green infrastructure and associated digital tools for supporting cityplanning. B.Green works to create new procedures and applications in the cityplanning context to implement Green Infrastructure solutions widely.

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New CityHUB local distribution centre for low-emission parcel deliveries opening in Helsinki city centre – lessons learned to be disseminated across Europe

The City of Helsinki’s innovation company Forum Virium and its cooperation partners DB Schenker, Neste, Lehtipiste Oy’s Pakettipiste, A2B and Fiuge are opening a new kind of local parcel distribution centre in Helsinki city centre, by the Baana bicycle corridor.

FABULOS project puts robot buses to the streets

After 1.5 years of developing autonomous shuttle solutions, the FABULOS project now brings robot buses to the streets of Europe. From this spring onwards, three robot bus prototypes will be evaluated in real-life conditions in five European cities.

Water temperature now available online in Helsinki – see the water temperatures at eight popular beaches

You can now check the exact water temperature at eight popular beaches in Helsinki online. Beach sensors produce data online year-round every thirty minutes.

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Drones help identifying bird nesting habits in Helsinki

Forum Virium Helsinki and the environmental services of the City of Helsinki will implement drone filming in the summer of 2020.

B.Green project researches new solutions for green infrastructure and associated digital tools for supporting cityplanning

B.Green project researches new solutions for green infrastructure and associated digital tools for supporting cityplanning. B.Green works to create new procedures and applications in the cityplanning context to implement Green Infrastructure solutions widely.

The CroBoDDIT project combines disruptive ICT technologies and solid waste management

The Cross-Border Dimensions of Disruptive Information Technologies (CroBoDDIT) project promotes the development of significant ICT technologies and their implementation particularly in solid waste management in Finland and Russia