Social robot for medicine delivery to support the work of nurses

The aim of the Social Robots for Medicine Delivery project is to develop a robot that can not only assist in medicine delivery at care institutions, but also provide clients with opportunities for social interaction.

4 smart mobility pilots to ease traffic at the world’s busiest passenger port in Helsinki

A queue management app to reduce truck queues, a digital traffic prediction service and a ride sharing service for ship passengers. These are just some of the smart mobility pilots with which the City of Helsinki has sought to streamline traffic in the West Harbour area.

We seek new mobility solutions in Jätkäsaari – open call for experimentations

Forum Virium Helsinki is seeking new mobility services and solutions for residents in the Jätkäsaari area through experimentations. The open call (call for tenders) is open until 3 March 2019.

This is how Helsinki develops wellbeing services of the future with startups and business partners

The Kalasatama Wellbeing pilot programme developed new digital solutions that support urban wellbeing.

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Season’s Greetings!

This year, instead of sending Christmas cards, we donated to the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and the Kone Foundation's Carbon market, a marketplace for the restoration of ditched peatlands.

Five consortia awarded contracts in FABULOS pre-commercial procurement

The aim of these contracts is to facilitate procurement of R&D work to develop systems capable of operating fleets of automated minibuses.

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Helsinki claims several top positions in 2018 smart city comparisons

Helsinki is the best City in the world for digital transport services and the best in Europe when it comes to smart city tourism.

Forum Virium Helsinki’s collaboration models with other Smart Cities caught interest in Australia

5 things we learned from Smart Cities Week in Australia.

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Contracts Awarded for the Third and Final Phase of SELECT for Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement

Innovative IoT-platforms will be tested in real-life settings in Helsinki and Antwerp.

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5 biggest trends in smart city development

The Smart City Expo World Congress took place in Barcelona in mid-November. Forum Virium was also in attendance to market Helsinki’s know-how and collect the best tips for Finland’s smart city developers. Here is a list of the upcoming trends in smart city development based on the event.