Helsinki joins forces with leading smart cities to create a global market for IoT-enabled urban services

Cities of Antwerpen, Copenhagen and Helsinki open an innovation challenge for the European companies: how can the cities reinvent themselves as linked and large-scale Internet of Everything labs, with an easy access to developers and innovators to pilot, test and validate their solutions?

Product / Market fit call for Digital Health Starters by EIT Health as of 15th February

EIT Health has launched a call for Digital Health companies. The call is open as fo 15th of February 2017.

Dare to Try! Event presented best practices of piloting and testing in Finland

As a part of the project Forum Virium Helsinki organized a collaboration event in January and connected people in testing and piloting with companies.

The Smart City API Cook Book is out

The Smart City APIs Cook Book introduces to you the opportunities APIs offer for cities, developers and companies.

SELECT open call launches in February

SELECT for Cities lays forth a competition open to all European companies to develop an open, standardized, data-driven, service-oriented and user-centric platform that enables large-scale co-creation, testing and validation of urban IoE applications and services. Tender documents for the competition will be launched in February 2017.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Forum Virium Helsinki warmly thanks all collaborators and partners on highly fruitful cooperation during 2016! It has been a privilege to work with you all, in creating Smart City innovations and among others in boosting experiments, piloting, data-driven business, co-creation with the whole urban community.

LumiPark integrates parking and smart lighting in Helsinki

LumiPark aims to improve parking and traffic control in Helsinki. The project pilots new technological solutions for parking. LumiPark integrates smart outdoor lighting and parking monitoring into one smart city service.

Barcelona Smart City Congress 2016

Barcelona Smart City Congress 2016 brought together over 16000 visitors, 591 exhibitors and 420 speakers to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by our cities.

Co-Op City redevelopment plan awarded in an innovation competition

The Co-Op City redevelopment plan for the Kera – industrial site in Espoo – won the second prize in the Nordic Built Cities competition on the 3 November 2016. The plan would turn this site owned by S Group from a logistics centre into a sustainable neighbourhood. Forum Virium Helsinki was involved in producing the award-winning proposal.

CreatiFI Portofolio booklet has been published

CreatiFI is proudly presenting 18 finalist of the Open Call 2 and Creative Ring Challenge in a new CreatiFI Portfolio booklet.