Is your company harbouring a 5G innovation that you would like to pilot in a genuine urban environment? Come and test it out with the UrbanSense project! We are looking to purchase pilots for as much as EUR 8,000. Propose your 5G solution by 31 January 2019!

The UrbanSense project challenges companies to promote the adoption of 5G technology through new, innovative pilots. To support this challenge, we are offering access to an extensive network of experts and an innovative environment in Helsinki’s central Living Lab areas. The project will include a total of three pilot procurement rounds.

The competitive tendering for the first pilot round is open until 31 January 2019, and pilots can be proposed via the electronic tender form on this page (in Finnish). The maximum value for a single pilot is EUR 8,000.

Challenge 1:  Massive IOT (NB-IOT)    

Develop and test the market with a new IoT service that leverages 5G’s capacity to support a vast number of online devices and sensors. The purpose of the pilot is to accelerate the adoption and raise awareness of this new technology through innovative experiments. The pilot can make use of NB-IOT or LTE-M technology implemented on top of LTE that is also compatible with 5G. What might we learn during the pilot?

We appreciate Massive IOT (NB-IOT) solutions with high novelty value and notability. Solutions with high novelty value also include proposals that utilise existing solutions in new ways.

The UrbanSense project purchases pilots through small-scale procurement.

Helsinki, the world’s most functional city, offers numerous possibilities for the implementation of NB-IOT. Surprise us with an innovative implementation or make an existing solution even better with the help of NB-IOT!

Implementation examples:

  • Smart urban environment
  • Monitoring and analysis of the flow of people
  • Smart urban infrastructure, bus stops, advertising devices, public transport and utility vehicles
  • Smart street lamps
  • Smart waste collection containers
  • Smart parking

Be sure to also check the assessment criteria (in Finnish).

Send your tender to us via this form (in Finnish) by 31 January 2019!

Further information

Eero Jalo


Project Manager

#urbansense
Mobile: +358 40 501 3223
eero.jalo(at)forumvirium.fi