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Artificial intelligence is the next iPhone

International investments in AI have grown 300 per cent in the space of a year. Google, Facebook and other digital companies are spending 20–30 billion euros a year on artificial intelligence.

Fast-track to getting started with open Smart City APIs

Six largest cities in Finland have opened up their data and interfaces since 2014. The cities’ experiences in opening up data and accelerating data-driven business have been collected in a series of brochures.

Searching for experts on Autonomous Vehicles

Forum Virium Helsinki has opened a call for applicants for two open positions. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 15th of November 2017.

mySMARTLife Helsinki – Innovative measures to improve energy efficiency

Helsinki aims to reduce its emissions through smart solutions on the field of energy efficiency, mobility and the related IoT/ICT solutions. To further advance on this goal, Helsinki together with other cities works on cutting down emissions in the mySMARTLife project.

Cities as a forefront of digital single market

Interoperability means savings for cities and business for companies. Since 2012 Forum Virium Helsinki has been a key player in Smart City API harmonization efforts through its wide project portfolio consisting of European and national projects.

Helsinki is one of the European Innovation Capital finalists

Helsinki qualifies as an innovation capital for its innovation platforms such as Smart Kalasatama and intelligent transport pilots.

Smart Kalasatama attracts innovation tourists to Helsinki

“Innovation tourism has grown rapidly in recent years. Successful nations and cities are looking to harness new technologies and practices to better serve their citizens and foster economic growth,” says Veera Mustonen, the head of the Smart Kalasatama project.

First six months of Forum Virium’s IoT program: new means for data collection, tweeting flowerpots and stronger collaboration between cities

In a half a year our mission has become even clearer: verifying impact of solutions, testing new technologies, enabling service and hardware development, experimenting with new means for data collection, introducing intelligence, moving towards open modular solutions and creating DSM through harmonization.

Citizens of Helsinki took part in the first “Ambiciti” walk organised in Finland

The participants of the first Helsinki Ambiciti walk measured noise pollution with their smartphones during a two kilometres long walk.

Tender Winners Announced for SELECT for Cities!

We are pleased to announce the ten selected organisations and consortia who will participate in the first phase of the SELECT for Cities challenge.