New smart mobility experimentations for Jätkäsaari selected

This year, Jätkäsaari will be used to test new kinds of hobby and sports transports, the shared use of cargo bikes, light local logistics and a smart pedestrian crossing.

UIA HOPE – Become a data source for data-driven air quality interventions

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is an Initiative of the European Union that provides resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. Project name HOPE - Healthy Outdoor Premises for Everyone.


FINEST Twins – €32 million European funding for the creation of a Smart City Research & Innovation Centre of Excellence

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), FINEST Twins’ coordinator, along with Aalto University, Forum Virium Helsinki and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, have obtained €15 Millions of funding from the EU Horizon 2020 in addition to €17 million in co-financing earmarked by the Government of Estonia.

Air quality matters – Join the Air Quality Troops!

What kind of air are you breathing? Collect air quality data for your residential area easily and in a fun way – and win film tickets! We’ll provide you with the necessary sensor and instructions. Your efforts will help make Helsinki a clean, pleasant and functional city!

Agile piloting results in informative cooperation between a startup, upper secondary school and its pupils

Last autumn saw the launch of 10 agile pilots in Helsinki’s schools, in which solutions offered by companies are tested in practice to address challenges presented by teachers. One of the participating companies is Work Pilots, which specialises in digital job-seeking.

Quasimodo project

Quasimodo – increasing understanding of air quality to improve well-being

The aim of the Quasimodo project is to improve the indoor air quality of households and create a personalised air quality warning system.

Get Home Safely Project

Get Home Safely with the help of smart lights

The Get Home Safely project is developing a smart lighting system for improving the safety and pleasantness of urban areas under construction.

Want to learn about robot buses and autonomous cars? Attend these FABULOS webinars!

In 2019, six webinar sessions will be organised on robot bus topics introducing basic concepts, specific terminology and technologies commonly encountered in the field of automated mobility.

5 steps to adopt the Enfuser air quality model

The FMI-Enfuser is a novel air quality model developed by the Finnish Meteorological Institute that combines dispersion modelling techniques, information fusion algorithms and statistical approaches. Here are five steps for getting started with modelled air quality data.


Even self-driving electric cars can cause traffic jams – are robot buses the answer?

The popularity of emissions-free bicycling and walking has increased in recent years, but at the same time the numbers of trips made using passenger cars has also continued to rise. Robot buses may end up having a significant impact on the attractiveness of public transport.

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.

robot bus

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.

UrbanSense 5G

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.

joulu 2018 Hiilipörssi Forum Virium Helsinki

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.