FinEst Twins mini-piloting programme

The FinEst Twins project is looking for participants for the FinEst Twins mini-piloting programme. The mini-piloting Programme is part of the piloting programmes within FinEst Twins. This programme aims to improve the urban ecosystem by catalysing innovation from current research to create successful start-up companies.

41 suppliers selected to design artificial intelligence solutions to help cities reach carbon neutrality

The solutions aim to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the six cities and regions involved in the project: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Île–de–France – Paris Region (France), Stavanger (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia).

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Robot to sweep street dust in Helsinki quietly and without emissions at night

The agile pilot involves testing ways to clean the streets of the residential area in a manner that hinders the residents’ everyday life as little as possible and without emissions in the Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki.

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Kokeilujoukot gets Helsinki residents involved in developing smart solutions of the future

Kokeilujoukot offers Helsinki residents the opportunity to participate in various surveys, workshops and trials.

Urban3 is a new smart city development innovation hub

The new innovation hub Urban3 for built environment and smart city operators was launched at its opening ceremony on 18 March 2021. Operations were gradually initiated in 2020 at Maria 01, the largest startup hub in the Nordic countries. 

Helsinki experimented with data-sharing to study e-scooter use in the city

Helsinki explored new ways of sharing and utilising data about e-scooter use last summer and autumn. The pilot was conducted in cooperation between French company Vianova, micro-mobility operators Voi and Tier, Forum Virium Helsinki, and the City of Helsinki.

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab – Agile pilots for 2021 selected

The agile pilots of Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab for spring 2021 have been selected. In the call for pilots at the turn of the year, new innovations for smart mobility to be trialled in the West Harbour area of Helsinki were sought.

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Winners of the Innovations4Interventions competition announced

Digital solutions that improve the impact of the Healthy Outdoor Premises for Everyone (HOPE) project’s interventions and, consequently, the quality of air, were sought in the Innovations4Interventions (I4I) competition. Four companies were chosen from a total of 15 entries in the competition.

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Students trialled the stress management app Chillaa 

General upper secondary school students from Helsinki had the opportunity to test the Chillaa mobile app developed by Adventure Club and provide feedback. Chillaa is an app originally designed for upper stage comprehensive school pupils with the aim of teaching them skills in mind management and social interaction and boosting their self-confidence. 

Open Call for Agile Pilots – Healthy Liveable Neighbourhoods

The aim is to find pilots related to planning and establishing new green infrastructure solutions and new local food related business models that help facilitate better urban planning and scalable solutions. The call for pilots is open 3.3.–28.3.2021.

6Aika Carbon Neutral Tourism pilot projects have been selected: Three digital solutions for developing sustainable tourism

The call for pilot projects ended in mid-January and the companies have been selected. Three solutions from Tutkimus- ja Analysointikeskus TAK Oy, Salmi Platform Oy and Positive Impact Finland Oy were selected for the projects.

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We are looking for a technical specialist to facilitate the development of digital smart city services

This position offers a front-row seat to the development of digital smart city services and the building of the data platforms that make them possible. You will get to use your expertise to help the City and companies create harmonised ways of collecting, transmitting and utilising data. Your efforts will facilitate the creation of new urban services and business activities on top of a high-quality knowledge base and effective APIs.

Nordic Healthy Cities – Piloting solutions for healthy urban life

In the Nordic Healthy Cities project, the participant cities will run five pilot projects that will test innovative practices to tackle health challenges in future urban areas.

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Polle robot courier tested in the food delivery services of Kustaankartano senior centre – mail and laundry delivery also possible

A robot courier that allows for automated food logistics between the Kustaankartano food centre and the senior centre is being tested in Helsinki. The purpose of the pilot carried out in co-operation between City of Helsinki Service Centre, City of Helsinki Social Services and Health Care Division and Forum Virium Helsinki is to make it easier to deliver meals to the senior centre’s wards.

Sohjoa Last Mile improves automated public transport use cases and disseminates learnings on EU regulations

Sohjoa Last Mile continues from where the Sohjoa Baltic project left off. The lessons learned in the previous project will be utilised and the level of difficulty of the pilots will be raised to the next level. The primary objective of the pilots will be to operate automated minibuses without a safety driver inside the vehicle. The pilots will also involve the testing of a demand responsive service concept and focus on improving the reliability of services.

Experimenting an autonomous robot courier with Smart Kalasatama residents

Place a meal order on your smartphone and get it delivered by a robot. Here we share what it’s like to experiment novel services in urban labs. 

Smart mobility belongs to everyone 2.0 follow-up report

Voice-controlled services, a mobility application tailored for children, real-time public transport capacity data and virtual route previews. Älyliikenne kuuluu kaikille 2.0 (Smart Mobility Belongs to Everyone 2.0) workshop was all about coming up with ideas to address the major mobility challenges of different people.

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The AiRMOUR project increases urban air mobility competence

As populations grow, traditional traffic infrastructure is pushed to its limits. Mobility is therefore expanding into the third dimension – the airspace. AiRMOUR is a research and innovation project supporting sustainable air mobility in urban contexts via emergency and medical services.

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Helsinki fared excellently in the 2020 Smart City comparison

Helsinki was ranked the world’s second best smart city and Finland was ranked Europe’s second most innovative country in the 2020 smart city comparison.