FABULOS tests robot buses in 5 European countries

The FABULOS project focuses on how cities can use automated buses in a systematic way. During the year 2020, field tests in five of the partnering countries take place. Next pilot locations are the cities of Lamia and Helmond.


Helsinki ranks second in worldwide Smart City Index

The capital of Finland is joined by Singapore and Zurich in the top three, moving up to second position from eighth place year-on-year in a time when many European cities among the 109 total cities in the ranking lost ground.

Simple mobile ticket for Helsinki Island Hopping in autumn – MaaS expands to Helsinki archipelago transport

Getting to know the archipelago in Helsinki is now easier than ever before when an island-hopping ticket can for the first time be bought directly in the Whim application. The September pilot project tests the opening of ticket sales interfaces.

Use data to generate savings in your housing company’s electricity bill – check out our free guide for tips

Up to a third of energy consumed by housing companies is wasted energy. The ‘Taloyhtiön dataopas’ housing company data guidebook, published in September, provides tips on how to address this issue in simple and affordable ways by utilising measurement data collected from the housing company.

A 5G drone service to be piloted in environmental care in Helsinki

Helsinki City Construction Services Stara and Helsinki Rescue Department are currently piloting a new kind of drone service in cooperation with Forum Virium Helsinki. The goal is to streamline environmental care and rescue department work and reduce the City’s CO2 emissions. 

Mission Zero Foodprint Open Call: Digital solutions to measure and decrease restaurants’ carbon footprint

Forum Virium Helsinki launches an open call for agile piloting in restaurants. The aim is to find digital tools that help restaurants to manage their food waste, energy efficiency or carbon footprint. The call for pilots is open 7.9.–4.10.2020.

Carbon Neutral Tourims Innovation Competition

The innovation competition seeks new ideas and concepts for developing smart solutions for companies in the tourism industry and City operators. The competition welcomes entries on three themes: Most creative dashboard, Most innovative data analysis and Best impact potential. The competition lasts until midnight on 27 September 2020.

How to get the most out of urban experimentation? The guidebook for urban developers sums up learnings and experiences from agile piloting in Helsinki

The Pocket Book for Agile Piloting shares the experiences from Smart Kalasatama and Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab in Helsinki and condenses the key learnings in a pragmatic and easily digestible way.

The Future of Autonomous Transport in the Baltic Sea Region summarizes Sohjoa Baltic’s legacy

In August 2020, Tallinn Transport Department in cooperation with Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and TalTech is organizing a two-day event The Future of Autonomous Transport in the Baltic Sea Region in Tallinn, consisting of a public exhibition in Kadriorg Park on August 26 and a high-level conference at Proto Invention Factory on August 27.

Callboats operates on demand between the Vartiosaari island and Laajasalo in Helsinki during the summer of 2020

A new type of electric on-demand boat operates between Laajasalo and Vartiosaari across Reposalmi from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am–8 pm, until 23 August 2020. The pilot was brought to Helsinki by the Mobility Launchpad project coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki.