Have a creative idea?

Start a business by utilizing FIWARE technologies. CreatiFI offers funding, tech advice, business support and visibility. Open call 1 offers up to €50k to develop a prototype. The second call offers up to €100k for commercial development. Read more »

"With a €4.8 million fund for SMEs, web entrepreneurs and ICT developers, CreatiFI supports the development of new applications leveraging future internet technologies for the Creative Industries."

Project Manager Kaisa Sibelius

Apps4Finland 2014 is on

Apps4Finland is an open data innovation contest, organised now for the sixth time. Deadline for entries is 3rd Nov and the awards ceremony is hold 3rd Dec 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

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

Helsinki Loves Developers

Helsinki is on its way to become the most developer friendly city in the world. Dev.hel.fi 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 »


Smart City Expo World Congress @ Barcelona
The Smart City Expo World Congress brings together the largest community of smart city influencers. Welcome to the key meeting point for experts and... Read more »
18.11.2014 - 20.11.2014
Citisense 2014
This is the second Smart City Forum organised by the World Bank. The aim is to enable cities from all over the world to exchange knowledge and information about smart cities, open innovation, efficient mobility and energy saving. Forum Virium Helsinki is actively participating the event. Read more »
17.11.2014 - 18.11.2014
City Innovation Summit
The city of Barcelona was chosen as the European Capital of Innovation in 2014-2015. The City Innovation Summit is a meeting space for experiences, concepts and tools to display innovative cities. An excellent complement to the very well known main event happening in Barcelona: the Smart City Expo. Read more »
17.11.2014 - 18.11.2014
#CreatiFI matchmaking -tilaisuus käynnissä @HUB13_Helsinki. Jaossa rahoitusta luovien alojen ideoille, haku auki marraskuun loppuun.
31.10.2014 klo 16:19
Haussa osaaja vauhdittamaan avoimia rajapintoja & avointa dataa kuutoskaupungeissa. @tuukkah @jyrjola @Jaakko http://t.co/nPqaio6VBx
31.10.2014 klo 15:45
Töitä tarjolla avoimien rajapintojen & datan parissa kuutoskaupungeissa. #helsinkidev #apps4finland #openahjo http://t.co/nPqaio6VBx
31.10.2014 klo 15:40
Töitä tarjolla! Tule vauhdittamaan avoimia rajapintoja & avointa dataa kuutoskaupungeissa. @Kuutosaika #avoindata http://t.co/rbnRSGFeNd
31.10.2014 klo 14:45
Haluatko vaikuttaa avointen rajapintojen kehittämiseen sekä avoimen datan hyödyntämisen vauhdittamiseen kuudessa... http://t.co/uWJxn6xfXd
31.10.2014 klo 14:45
Interviewing Birgitta Jónsdóttir about Democracy 2.0 @avoinsuomi2014. "Democracy 2.0 means that we don’t need... http://t.co/aaWCRftd8W
16.10.2014 klo 16:22
Interviewing @birgittaj about Democracy 2.0 @avoinsuomi2014 #avoindata #opendata #e-democracy #avoinsuomi2014 https://t.co/Dn8Hvga9rF
16.10.2014 klo 16:18
Get 10 000€ to create an idea and 150 000 € to commercialize it! - The call is open until 30th of November
Now there is a great opportunity to get cash money to develop new services for creative industries. Read more »
#NordicCrowdfunding key players in the Nordic crowdfunding scene - follow up these creative projects & smart... http://t.co/58IjNJGKus
12.10.2014 klo 18:18