Recruiting: Project Manager

The project creates a business model and roadmap for establishing the FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence between Estonia and Helsinki region in Finland. Your role is to draw plans for innovation cooperation.  Read more »

"Join us to build a more open and smart city!"

Solving a real challenge!

Nordic Independent Living Challenge received huge interest, 414 proposals were submitted by deadline, 137 of them from Finland. In the upcoming weeks, the Nordic jury will go through the proposals and choose the ones to the Nordic Matchmaking Event in Copenhagen.  Read more »

"The five Nordic capitals run the Nordic Independent Living Challenge to find innovative solutions and technologies for the elderly and disabled. The competition runs until 2016 and the main prize is 120000 euros."

Kaisa Spilling, Forum Virium Helsinki

Boosting open standards for smart cities

Thirty-one cities from seven countries in Europe and Latin America launch the 
“Open & Agile Smart Cities” initiative to accelerate adoption of 
common standards and principles for global smart city development. Read more »

"A number of cities in several countries or a continent, adopting a minimal set of de facto standards is a sizable market on which developers can start investing."

Jarmo Eskelinen, Forum Virium Helsinki

CitySDK: start a journey with API's

The CitySDK Cookbook showcases the experiences Helsinki, Amsterdam and Lisbon have had with open harmonized APIs. Read more »

"CitySDK Cookbook introduces the opportunities CitySDK APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) offer for cities and developers."

A test lab for a smart city

Helsinki City Council decided to make the Kalasatama district a model for smart city development. Kalasatama shows what the future of a witty city looks like. The area is being developed through agile experimentation. Read more »

"Besides smart infrastructure we need the creativity of residents and companies. We organize events, and challenges to invite different stakeholders and citizens to use Kalasatama to develop their own innovations."

Veera Mustonen, Forum Virium Helsinki

Building a better Helsinki

Forum Virium Helsinki’s development projects drive the creation of digital city services. From the very start, ideas under development are tested as part of users’ everyday lives. Another goal is to create new business opportunities for companies. Read more »

"Forum Virium Helsinki is an ideal partner when you’re looking for a flexible operating model for applying new technology."

Mayor Jussi Pajunen, city of Helsinki

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, City of Helsinki

New ways to use the travelcard

Helsinki Region Transport (HRT) has started collaboration with Kliento, a new kind of loyalty card scheme for local businesses in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.  Read more »

"Now the travel card also works as a citizen’s loyalty card in several local shops and restaurants. "

Managing Director Jukka Meklin, Kliento

Cultivating Urban Innovations

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


RT @Harout_MTL: Great meeting with Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts to discuss #smart #innovation in #Helsinki @ForumVirium #smartcitymtl #innmtl http:…
27.03.2015 klo 22:06
Interesting job open at @ForumVirium, boosting Finnish-Estonian cooperation apply by 6th April @openlivinglabs
27.03.2015 klo 10:04
RT @smartcitymtl: @ForumVirium Helsinki has setup an open data system, changing people's mindset. We need a change in public service thinki…
27.03.2015 klo 09:59
RT @Viestiseina: Tänään ohjelmassa #avoin ja #osallistava #Helsinki , työkaluina #vuorovaikutus ja #keskustelu #osne
27.03.2015 klo 09:58
RT @Wirwe: Miten lisätään kaupungin rohkeutta viestiä asioista, jotka eivät ole valmiita ja lopullisia? Se on #osallistumisen perusta. #osn…
27.03.2015 klo 09:57
Avoin ja osallistava Helsinki seminaari käynnissä kaupungintalolla, tervetuloa ständille meitä tervehtimään #älykäskaupunki #osne #avoindata
27.03.2015 klo 09:28
Avoin ja osallistava Helsinki -seminaari käynnissä käupungintalolla, alustamassa juuri kaupuginjohtaja Jussi...
27.03.2015 klo 09:19
6Aika-strategian Avoin osallisuus -painopisteen ESR-haun infotilaisuus järjestetään Turussa 31.3.2015 klo...
26.03.2015 klo 09:57
Advocate Europe: European idea challenge competition is on
Advocate Europe seeks your idea for our future. It is an annual, multi-disciplinary idea challenge for innovative European projects. The project will fund around twelve project ideas with up to € 50,000 each and support their realisation through mentoring and networking activities. Deadline for submissions is 13 April 2015. Read more »
Nordic Built Cities Challenge searches urban challenges connected to urban spaces...
24.03.2015 klo 16:13
Nordic Built Cities Challenge searches urban challenges connected to urban spaces
24.03.2015 klo 16:11
Looking for urban challenges connected to urban spaces
Nordic Built Cities Challenge is an open, needs-driven competition to develop and visualise Nordic innovative solutions for liveable, smart and sustainable cities. The competition is carried out from March 2015 to September 2016. Read more »
6Aika-pilottien hankehaku auki 16.3.–27.4.2015 teemaan Avoin osallisuus ja asiakkuus
24.03.2015 klo 12:20
#6Aika pilottien hankehaku nyt auki teemaan Avoin osallisuus ja asiakkuus #avoinosallisuus
24.03.2015 klo 10:55
Overwhelming interest in the Nordic Independent Living Challenge
414 proposals from across the Nordic region have been submitted to the Nordic Independent Living Challenge. The challenge provides innovative solutions to how elderly and disabled people can live independently in their own home. The biggest number of proposals came from Finland, 137. Read more »