Forum Virium Helsinki's international networks
European Network of Living Labs
European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) gathers the innovation communities of different countries under one roof. It’s a network promoting user-driven methods and international co-operation between living labs around the world.
Since 2006, more than 300 living labs around the world have joined ENoLL, Originally European network has nowadays spread over Africa, South America and Asia. ENoLL aims to support co-creative, human- centric and user-driven research and innovation in order to better cater for people’s needs. Forum Virium Helsinki is one of the founding members of ENoLL.
Open & Agile Smart Cities
The global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative accelerates adoption of common standards and principles for global smart city development. The biggest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku) are all founders and close members of the network.
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is the EU’s leading technology research institution. The EIT ICT Labs operate in seven European cities. Their aim is to give rise to a dynamic European ecosystem for the ICT field and a Silicon Valley style marketplace and testing ground for new ideas.
In Finland, the founding members of the EIT Digital Helsinki Node are Nokia, VTT and the Aalto University. Helsinki’s focus areas are intelligent spaces, service design, Green ICT & sustainable development, and wellbeing. Forum Virium Helsinki is an affiliate partner of the network.
Open Knowledge Finland
The Open Knowledge network, a civic organization founded in 2004, is an advocate for open access to information and data sources. Forum Virium Helsinki’s projects are conducted in close cooperation with the Finnish unit of the network, Open Knowledge Finland.