bIoTope – Developing open standards for the Internet of things

The bIoTope project enables development of new solutions across multiple platforms and open innovation ecosystems. This fosters development of the new products and services by the companies as well as public and private institutions.

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Ride a robot bus to the beach in Helsinki, one of the world’s most active test cities for robot buses

This year, you can get on a self-driving bus in living lab district Kalasatama and on a record-long 2.5 km route in the most eastern district Vuosaari. 

People in Helsinki encouraged to sustainable transport – rewarded with free sauna

The MUV project (Mobility Urban Values) encourages residents to opt for environmentally friendly mobility in an innovative way – by inspiring people to change their behaviour with a game. 

Four consortia enter the prototyping and lab testing phase of the FABULOS pre-commercial procurement for self-driving shuttle services

The FABULOS procuring partners have awarded four international consortia with contracts. Based on the results of their feasibility study, each consortium will develop a prototype of a smart system that can operate a fleet of self-driving shuttles in regular public transport. The work starts in June and the prototypes will be tested in lab-type environments during the autumn of 2019.

Helsinki making old buildings smart – aiming at energy-cost savings

Now six housing companies in Helsinki and Vantaa are piloting a simple solution to reduce their energy consuption.

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AirBnB for electric cars

New app coordinated by Aalto University and Forum Virium Helsinki makes life easier for eco-conscious drivers.

Will these emission-free vehicles challenge van deliveries of foodstuffs?

A trial is underway at Helsinki Wholesale Food Market to investigate how groceries for homes and wholesale orders for restaurants could be delivered with cargo bicycles and electric mopeds.

New smart mobility experimentations for Jätkäsaari selected

This year, Jätkäsaari will be used to test new kinds of hobby and sports transports, the shared use of cargo bikes, light local logistics and a smart pedestrian crossing.

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FINEST Twins – €32 million European funding for the creation of a Smart City Research & Innovation Centre of Excellence

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), FINEST Twins’ coordinator, along with Aalto University, Forum Virium Helsinki and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, have obtained €15 Millions of funding from the EU Horizon 2020 in addition to €17 million in co-financing earmarked by the Government of Estonia.

Air quality matters – Join the Air Quality Troops!

What kind of air are you breathing? Collect air quality data for your residential area easily and in a fun way – and win film tickets! We’ll provide you with the necessary sensor and instructions. Your efforts will help make Helsinki a clean, pleasant and functional city!