The Open Finland 2014 seminar

The Open Finland 2014 seminar was held in Wanha Satama on 15–16 September 2014. Forum Virium Helsinki had a slot on the second day and attended the exhibition with Apps4Finland and Helsinki loves developers. Read more »

"The goal-directed opening up of public information resources will contribute to promoting open science and will create opportunities for the creation of a new kind of entrepreneurship and innovations. "

Prime minister Alexander Stubb

D-CENT project is hiring!

We’re looking for a User experience and full stack open source software developer. You will be developing the social media tool’s visual elements in co-operation with UX team, Designer and Product Manager. Apply by 22nd of September 2014. Read more »

"This is a ground floor opportunity to make an immediate and significant impact on the technology that will drive open democracy and participation. "

Apps4Finland 2014 is on

Apps4Finland is an open data innovation contest, organised now for the sixth time. This year's competition was launched in June, deadline for entries is 3rd Nov 2014.   Read more »

"Apps4Finland has evolved into the biggest open data networks in Finland. It has made Finland one of the leading countries in utilizing open data."

Project Manager Joonas Pekkanen

Helsinki Loves Developers

Helsinki is on its way to become the most developer friendly city in the world. portal offers a chance to test the open interfaces of Helsinki and gives information on the upcoming developer gatherings. Read more »

"Helsinki seeks to advance new ways of cooperation and dialogue between different stakeholders, e.g. developers, in order to boost the utilization of open data as a source of innovations."

Markku Raitio, IT Director, City of Helsinki

Fiksu Kalasatama: a model district of smart urban development

Helsinki’s Kalasatama is being built into Fiksu Kalasatama, a worldclass model district of smart urban development. The area is developed through experimenting, new technologies and the use of open data. It grows from the collaboration between the city, companies and residents. Read more »

"Fiksu Kalasatama aims to be a development environment that joins together the research, development and innovation activities of businesses, and the development of city services."

Project Manager Hannu Asikainen, the City of Helsinki

SILVER project proceeds to prototyping

In SILVER project, phase two of the pre-commercial procurement process has been launched. There are three tenderers who will proceed to prototyping.  Read more »

Cultivating Urban Innovations

Forum Virium Helsinki in brief and highlights from innovation initiatives: view Forum Virium Helsinki´s presentation on SlideShare.  Read more »


Boot-camp on eHealth innovation strategy
Get OnTrack  Are you aiming to be among the top eHealth entrepreneurs and startups in Europe?  Get on track workshop helps to take... Read more »
20.10.2014 - 21.10.2014
Reaktor Dev Day
Reaktor Dev Day is a conference for developers by developers. It brings together the programming scene and its hottest speakers in a laid-back and friendly environment. Read more »
SILVER Consortium is discussing with contractors about the Phase 2 test process and assessment. In April 2015,...
19.09.2014 klo 12:47
The Success of Open Data Depends on Open Standards @CitySDK @dcentproject
17.09.2014 klo 14:33
RT @UKODI: Sharing #data is useful but also risky - where is the trade-off? @statshero reflects on @ukan_net symposium
17.09.2014 klo 13:46
RT @Marja_P: Key points of #opendata by @bethnoveck : Get people to use it; measure its impacts, re-engineer gov's to use it. #avoin2014
17.09.2014 klo 13:45
RT @OKFN: #Access to #opendata is transforming our lives and the conversation is just beginning – @UNDPEurasia #open…
17.09.2014 klo 13:43
Open Finland 2014 success story: CitySDK
CitySDK is one of Open Finland 2014 success stories. The EU-funded project builds open interfaces that are compatible across cities and national borders. Read more »
CitySDK is one of Open Finland 2014 success stories. "We’re aiming at boosting app development and digital...
16.09.2014 klo 18:08
Interviewing our CEO Jarmo Eskelinen and John Tolva, the President of PositivEnergy Practice @Millennium Pavilion...
16.09.2014 klo 14:07
RT @bethnoveck: @CitySDK APIs for city service development led by @forumvirium in Helsinki, w/ 23 partners in 9 countries.
16.09.2014 klo 11:12

RT @bethnoveck: Helsinki Region #opendata authority Here's an intro video in English

16.09.2014 klo 11:12
PM of Finland addressing the audience on #democracy, #opennes and social media. #avoin2014
15.09.2014 klo 13:05