Info event on the Home-on-Demand open call 5th March – an autonomous courier to tackle the last meters’ challenges

Artikkelikuva: Info event on the Home-on-Demand open call 5th March – an autonomous courier to tackle the last meters’ challenges

Date and time: 5th March 2020 at 13:30–16:00
Place: Kalasatama Urban Lab (Shopping Centre REDI, Hermannin rantatie 5. Arrival instructions)

As online shopping becomes an everyday and routine activity for more and more people, the need to tackle last mile and last meter challenges increases. Even in cities, where services are close by, people want flexible ordering and delivery options and welcome solutions that make their busy everyday lives easier, often preferring to have goods delivered right to their front doors. Smart Kalasatama is Helsinki’s showcase of new, functional everyday life and smart housing, while also serving as a test platform for new services. 

How to tackle the challenges of last meter transport services in everyday smart housing? Forum Virium Helsinki is organising a Home-on-Demand open call for experiments in Kalasatama in collaboration with SRV and Kone. SRV is developing smart living services for Kalasatama’s first high-rise building. As project partner, lift manufacturer Kone is offering developers access to the APIs necessary to develop autonomous transport routes in REDI. 

The aim is to learn how autonomous couriers could address last meter transport challenges in urban everyday life and new living environments in REDI center. The open call is for an autonomous courier and supporting service design work. The service design work will focus on the customer experience throughout the entire service chain. 

Come along to the event to hear more about the upcoming Home-on-Demand open call for agile pilots.


13:30 Coffee

13:45 Welcome to the event: Smart everyday logistics and Kalasatama as a innovation platform, Kaisa Spilling, Forum Virium Helsinki

13:55 Redi as a test platform, housing as a service, Lotta Toivonen, SRV

14:10 How lift APIs support autonomous transport, Mirva Nevalainen, Kone

14:25 Home-on-Demand open call,
Assi Rautanen, Forum Virium Helsinki

14:45 Q&A

15:00 Matchmaking

15:20 Introduction to the experiment area

16:00 The event ends

Hope to see you there!

Best regards,
The New Solutions in City Logistics team

Please register your participation using the form below

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Photo: Riku Pihlanto / Helsinki Marketing.

Further information


Assi Rautanen

Mobile: +358 50 411 9435

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