3 ways to participate in Forum Virium Helsinki
Join us in making Helsinki the most functional Smart City in the world! There are three ways to participate. Get familiar with our living labs, join our open calls or propose a new project. We offer you piloting, experiments and sometimes funding too!
1. Company, participate in open calls and pilot in Helsinki
As one method to co-create the future Helsinki, we use challenge-based open calls for proposals. In these competitive open calls we ask startups, SMEs, large companies and research entities propose innovative solutions that tackle the challenges we have defined. Anyone with a proper business ID can make a proposition.
Experimentations are smaller, typically in the size of 2.000 € to 15.000 €, and are executed in 1 to 3 months. With experimentations we expect to learn about future opportunities together. Pilots are larger demonstrations and proof-of-concepts of new innovations with serious hypotheses of real life applicability, and they vary from 60.000€ up to several million euros per winning company. You will find ongoing open calls in the list below.
Offer your AR/VR solution and pilot it in a 5G environment in Helsinki
Does your company have an AR/VR solution that would be suitable for urban use and could utilise the 5G network? We are looking to purchase pilots for as much as EUR 8,000. Submit your offer of an AR/VR solution by 19 April!
Kalasatama Innovation Challenge: Winning Future Last Mile Solutions in Urban Areas
Are you working on the next generation of last mile solutions? Would you like to lead the change in city logistics? Kalasatama Innovation Challenge with Posti Group Oyj, Smart Kalasatama and Smart & Clean foundation is now open and we’re looking for you!
3. University, create new collaborative projects with us
We create a large bulk of our activities with the very competed R&I funding targeted for collaborative projects. If you are working on new project development, we would be happy to discuss with you on future collaboration on common project or programme proposals. For this, please contact:
Past open calls
What: Internet of Everything platform for Smart Cities
Project: Select4Cities project 2017
Selected companies: FIWOO, Etv-CORE, Harmony, IoE Platform, City Enabler, Newton, City of Data, Snap4City, City Platform, Wings Smart City Platform
What: Climate-positive solutions’ experimentation
Project: Fiksu Kalasatama 2017
Selected companies: Witrafi, Parkkisähkö, Elwedo, InnoGreen ja Natural Interest
What: New technologies and business models to ease road congestion at Jätkäsaari
Project: FinEst Smart Mobility 2016
Selected companies: FLOU, GoSwift, Townhall24, Jiffi, Positium
Header photo: Jussi Hellsten / Helsinki Marketing