Agile piloting drives innovation in Smart Kalasatama

The programme for Agile piloting is a proven way to support and accelerate urban development and to engage a wider stakeholder network to co-create new services.

Smart Flexi Space Network expanding the utilisation of underused spaces in the city

The aim is to open up underused spaces for residents, utilise various spaces as platforms for experimentation and develop the framework and explore business models of offering spaces as a service.

The biggest cultural centre in Finland connects its band rehearsal rooms to the Internet of Things

Smart technology can help to improve the energy efficiency of old buildings, which is piloted here.

SMASH – Sustainable Mobility Analysis as Service Hub

Sustainable Mobility Analysis as Service Hub (SMASH) is a two-year project launched in January 2018 and funded by EIT Climate-KIC, focusing on data collection and management related to sustainable mobility.


5 effective ways to reduce the use of private cars in cities

Forum Virium’s EMPOWER project studied how to encourage people to reduce the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles in cities.

A guided tour to Smart Kalasatama on foot

Download The Citynomadi app and start a guided tour to Smart Kalasatama, The Smart City district of Helsinki.

Become a SynchroniCity pilot city!

You can get involved by applying in a Pilot Group for the Open Call and become a new pilot city. Cities from all over the world are welcome to apply but only cities from the EU and H2020 associated countries are eligible for funding.

SOHJOA Baltic – Robot buses to aid smart public transport

During the implementation of the Sohjoa Baltic project, automated minibuses will be piloted as part of public transportation in six countries in the Baltic region.

SynchroniCity – global IoT markets of shared digital service in Cities

SynchroniCity incorporates the expertise gathered from Forum Virium Helsinki's data harmonisation and data business projects into the IoT market. The goal of the project is to create better preconditions for scaling IoT services to larger markets across city and country borders.

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UrbanSense gathers together 5G testbeds in Helsinki

UrbanSense gathers 5G test platforms together and creates excellent conditions for developing both network and service businesses in Helsinki.

300,000 euros funding available in the SynchroniCity project for scaling your IoT solution

SynchroniCity is holding an open funding call for small and medium companies seeking to test ‘smart city’ solutions using IoT technology and to scale them to suit new markets. Apply by 30th of September.

Renske Martijnse-Hartikka makes robot buses part of the Helsinki public transportation

"In 2020 Helsinki and multiple European partner cities will have a fleet of self-driving minibuses going around, open for everyone to use."

Artificial Intelligence helps to fix the diets of Helsinki residents

The Kalasatama Wellbeing programme is piloting Wellness Foundry's MealLogger app in collaboration with the programme’s partner, Kesko occupational health care services.

Helsinki’s schools challenge companies to create solutions that correspond to the schools’ needs. Why and how?

Forum Virium Helsinki is participating in the development of an innovation platform that allows schools and companies to engage in the co-creation of new products.

These are the five digital challenges in Helsinki schools – the City requests solutions from companies

The solutions offered by the companies will be co-developed further during four-month trial periods in the autumn of 2018.

Elisa and Forum Virium Helsinki – Developing a smarter city together

The immensely popular Elisa Viihde entertainment service started out as a co-development project between the telecommunications company Elisa and the City of Helsinki.

Propose a smart city solution to Helsinki – half a million euros available

Forum Virium is holding three open calls for companies that provide smart mobility, smart parking and IoT services. Offer now!

Robot buses taking over new areas in Helsinki

From this spring onwards, there will be record numbers of robot buses driving on the roads of Helsinki. The first robot bus of the spring will start operating in Suvilahti from Thursday 26 April onwards – hop in!

SILVER selected by the EU as one of the most influential ICT projects

The aim of the SILVER project was to search for new technologies to assist elderly people in their everyday lives. Forum Virium Helsinki was a partner in the project.

The bIoTope project’s second Open Call deadline 30th April

The bIoTope second Open Call submission deadline is on the 30th April 2018.

FABULOS brings self-driving buses to the streets of Europe

The goal is to procure the operations of an automated bus line. Companies can receive up to 5.5 million euros to support their R&D work in developing systems capable of operating fleets of automated minibuses.