Kalasatama Urban Lab is creating a new Helsinki, featured on CNN and Le Monde

This is how smart and climate positive Helsinki is forwarded in Kalasatama Urban Lab 

Finland’s most urban smart mobility test area established in Helsinki’s Jätkäsaari

The Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility project offers SMEs based in the Helsinki region a chance to pilot new technologies and services. In addition to this, the upcoming Mobility Lab will also benefit other companies, researchers and the development of mobility as a whole.

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Helsinki has opened procurement for a robotbus – offer now!

Sohjoa Baltic project promotes emission-lowering, last mile public transportation smart mobility solutions across Baltic Sea Region. The project’s automated, electric minibus piloting in Helsinki is calling for service providers capable of operating such vehicle in urban areas, to leave their bids by 8th March, 2019.

Social & Autonomous Robotic health Assistant SARA

The core driver of the project is to reduce the problematic workload of nurses. The aim of the Social & Autonomous Robotic health Assistant (SARA) project is to develop a robot that can assist at care institutions, but also provide clients with opportunities for social interaction.

Social robot for medicine delivery to support the work of nurses

The aim of the Social Robots for Medicine Delivery project is to develop a robot that can not only assist in medicine delivery at care institutions, but also provide clients with opportunities for social interaction.

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Offer your AR/VR solution and pilot it in a 5G environment in Helsinki

Does your company have an AR/VR solution that would be suitable for urban use and could utilise the 5G network? We are looking to purchase pilots for as much as EUR 8,000. Submit your offer of an AR/VR solution by 19 April!

4 smart mobility pilots to ease traffic at the world’s busiest passenger port in Helsinki

A queue management app to reduce truck queues, a digital traffic prediction service and a ride sharing service for ship passengers. These are just some of the smart mobility pilots with which the City of Helsinki has sought to streamline traffic in the West Harbour area.

We seek new mobility solutions in Jätkäsaari – open call for experimentations

Forum Virium Helsinki is seeking new mobility services and solutions for residents in the Jätkäsaari area through experimentations. The open call (call for tenders) is open until 3 March 2019.

This is how Helsinki develops wellbeing services of the future with startups and business partners

The Kalasatama Wellbeing pilot programme developed new digital solutions that support urban wellbeing.

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Season’s Greetings!

This year, instead of sending Christmas cards, we donated to the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and the Kone Foundation's Carbon market, a marketplace for the restoration of ditched peatlands.

CircVol – Utilisation of side streams and masses of soil in cities

CircVol project promotes business that subscribes to the ideas of circular economy and the utilisation of large volumes of industrial side streams and earth masses in earthworks.

Kalasatama Wellbeing – new digital wellbeing services through pilots

The Kalasatama Wellbeing pilot programme involved developing new digital solutions that support urban wellbeing in collaboration with residents, Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Centre and business partners.

Co-created Health and Wellbeing – CoHeWe

The objective of the Co-created Health and Wellbeing – CoHeWe project is to promote cooperation between businesses and cities and enable the development and implementation of new, customer-oriented wellbeing and health services.

Five consortia awarded contracts in FABULOS pre-commercial procurement

The aim of these contracts is to facilitate procurement of R&D work to develop systems capable of operating fleets of automated minibuses.

Bright Ageing – Smart lighting that supports wellbeing

The Bright Ageing project involves testing a smart lighting system that is tailored to the user’s personal needs and wishes.

VR Oodi. Kuva: Jussi Hellsten

Helsinki claims several top positions in 2018 smart city comparisons

Helsinki is the best City in the world for digital transport services and the best in Europe when it comes to smart city tourism.

New Solutions in City Logistics – Smart Last Mile Delivery in Urban Areas

The New Solutions in City Logistics project seeks new solutions for organising light and environmentally-friendly urban distribution.

Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility – A test area for smart mobility and accelerator for commercialisation

The Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility project is creating an urban test area for smart mobility solutions, where SMEs specialising in mobility are provided with support in developing their business and opportunities to pilot their solutions in an interesting environment.  

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Contracts Awarded for the Third and Final Phase of SELECT for Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement

Innovative IoT-platforms will be tested in real-life settings in Helsinki and Antwerp.

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5 biggest trends in smart city development

The Smart City Expo World Congress took place in Barcelona in mid-November. Forum Virium was also in attendance to market Helsinki’s know-how and collect the best tips for Finland’s smart city developers. Here is a list of the upcoming trends in smart city development based on the event.