3 ways to participate in Forum Virium Helsinki

Join us in making Helsinki the most functional Smart City in the world! There are three ways to participate. Get familiar with our living labs, join our open calls or propose a new project. We offer you piloting, experiments and sometimes funding too!

1. Company, participate in open calls and pilot in Helsinki

As one method to co-create the future Helsinki, we use challenge-based open calls for proposals. In these competitive open calls we ask startups, SMEs, large companies and research entities propose innovative solutions that tackle the challenges we have defined. Anyone with a proper business ID can make a proposition.

Experimentations are smaller and are executed in 1 to 3 months. With experimentations we expect to learn about future opportunities together. Pilots are larger demonstrations and proof-of-concepts of new innovations with serious hypotheses of real life applicability. You will find ongoing open calls in the list below.

Open Call: Drone-as-a-service pilot programme, agile pilots

We are now looking for solutions that make use of drones in reducing emissions. Pilots provide the companies with a possibility to test their new solutions and receive references. The call for tenders is open until 22 August 2021.

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Open Call: FinEst Twins Mini-Piloting

The FinEst Twins project is looking for participants for the Mini-Piloting for the years 2021–22. The aim of the Mini-Piloting to improve the urban ecosystem by catalysing innovation from current research to create successful start-up companies.

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2. Citizen, join our innovators clubs and living labs

3. University, create new collaborative projects with us

We create a large bulk of our activities with the very competed R&I funding targeted for collaborative projects. If you are working on new project development, we would be happy to discuss with you on future collaboration on common project or programme proposals. For this, please contact:

New project initiatives, Interreg

Pia Karjalainen

Senior Project Development Manager
Head of National and Interreg R&I collaboration


Mobile: +358 400 514 164
pia.karjalainen(at)forumvirium.fi

Horizon 2020, Climate KIC

Hugo Goncalves

Senior Project Development Manager
Head of EU R&I collaboration


#SELECT4CITIES #IoE #IoT #Horizon2020
Mobile: +358 45 1199 410
hugo.goncalves(at)forumvirium.fi

EIT Digital

Pekka Koponen

Development
Director Smart Mobility


#smartcity #opendata
#MaaS #API #IoT
Mobile: +358 40 501 7114
pekka.koponen(at)forumvirium.fi

IoT & Data

Timo Ruohomäki

Director, IoT and Data


#mysmartlife
Mobile: +358 40 661 5500
timo.ruohomaki(at)forumvirium.fi

Smart Kalasatama

Kerkko Vanhanen

Programme Director, Smart Kalasatama


Mobile: +358 40 596 8296
kerkko.vanhanen(at)forumvirium.fi

Past open calls

45000

What: Solutions for healthy, inclusive and green neighbourhoods
Project: Nordic Healthy Cities 2021
Selected companiesRead more, selected pilots.

4500

What: Carbon neutral tourism
Project: Carbon Neutral Tourism 2020
Selected companies: Read more

10000

What: Circular economy and material flows
Project: Circvol 2020
Selected companies: Read more

12000

What: Drones as a service
Project: Carbon neutral drone service solutions in Southern Finland 2020
Selected companies: Read more, selected pilot 

38000

What: Solutions to measure carbon neutrality of restaurants
Project: Mission Zero Foodprint 2020
Selected companies: Read more,selected solutions.

100000

What: Improved air quality
Project: UIA Hope 2020
Selected companies: Read more

200000

What: Improved air quality
Project: UIA Hope 2020
Selected companies: read more , selected companies 

20000

What: Home-on-demand-pilot
Project:The New Solutions in City Logistics 2020
Selected companiesRead more

15000

What: Solutions for city logistics
Project: The New Solutions in City Logistics 2019
Selected companies: Read more

8000

What: Solutions for city logistics
Project: The New Solutions in City Logistics 2019
Selected companies: Read more

8000

What: 5G innovations
Project: Urban Sense 2019
Selected companies: Read more

50000

What: Smart mobility solutions and services for tourists in Jätkäsaari pilot area
Project: Perille asti 2019
Selected companies: Read more

45000

What: Smart mobility solutions and services for tourists in Jätkäsaari pilot area
Project: Perille asti 2018
Selected companiesDrive Now, Easy Park, Vapaus Bikes, Route Pepper, Norölines, Bout

40000

What: Solutions for digital health and wellbeing to be piloted in Smart Kalasatama
Project: Co-designing wellbeing project 2018
Selected companies: MiilsMealloggerAuntieMoodmetricMelloVR

492000

What: Sustainable intelligent transport solutions to solve cross-border mobility dilemmas
Project: FinEst Smart Mobility 2017–2018
Selected companies: KyytiGoSwift, Coreorient, Fleetrange, Infotripla, Tilgi Suomi

100000

What: EV charging pilot to support the development of innovative IoT solutions
Project: bIoTope 2017
Selected companies: Parkkisähkö

14000

What: Wellbeing services for new Health and Wellbeing center in Kalasatama
Project: Fiksu Kalasatama 2017
Selected companies: Movendos, Kuntoutussäätiö, Auntie

3200000

What: Internet of Everything platform for Smart Cities
Project: Select4Cities project 2017
Selected companies: FIWOO, Etv-CORE, Harmony, IoE Platform, City Enabler, Newton, City of Data, Snap4City, City Platform, Wings Smart City Platform

38000

What: Climate-positive solutions’ experimentation
Project: Fiksu Kalasatama 2017
Selected companies: Witrafi, Parkkisähkö, Elwedo, InnoGreen ja Natural Interest

69000

What: New technologies and business models to ease road congestion at Jätkäsaari
Project: FinEst Smart Mobility 2016
Selected companies: FLOU, GoSwift, Townhall24, Jiffi, Positium

Header photo: Jussi Hellsten / Helsinki Marketing