Join the competition challenges in Helsinki

Smart City & Citizens - Solve City of Helsinki’s competition challenges in SlushHacks & Ultrahack, Open Finland Challenge and Smart City App Hack competitions. Read more »

"City of Helsinki’s competition challenge seeks new innovative apps utilizing open data and relating to these themes: urban mobility, energy & emissions, culture & tourism, retail & shopping, and collaborative city."

Menopeli park & ride

Application helps to avoid traffic jams caused by big public events organised around the city. It suggests the most convenient route to the venue combining parking, motoring, public transportation and Kutsuplus. Read more »

"You can park your car and travel fast and easy to the venue with other means of transportation. Menopeli helps to find the best route!"

Project Manager Kaisa Spilling

Solving a real challenge!

The Nordic Independent Living Challenge has chosen the 25 solutions to proceed stage three of the competition, four of them from Finland. The selection was made among 71 entries. 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."

Kaisa Spilling, Forum Virium Helsinki

Helsinki ranks high in global city research

Helsinki has been ranked on third place, right after New York and London, in global city research evaluating city initiatives for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more »

"Helsinki was especially recognized for the consistency by which it supports innovation across all the CITIE research dimensions. "

Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO Forum Virium Helsinki

Bloomberg News: Helsinki, Living in a Lab

Bloomberg News' team visited Helsinki and made a video about Smart Kalasatama. Watch the Europe's Smartest Cities -video now. Read more »

"In a smart city, the residents should actively play a part in creating new districts and new services."

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

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

Smart Kalasatama initiative enters a new phase

Helsinki’s Kalasatama area is being built into a worldclass model district of smart urban development. In autumn 2015, we will open a collaborative working space in the area, and launch Kalasatama Developers Club, among others. 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

Explore Helsinki Design Week by touch

Celebrating the opening day of the Helsinki Design Week, an updated wayfinding service with new features will be launched in the digital touch screens in Helsinki city center. Read more »

"The wayfinding service on the city screens helps to find the most interesting events related to Helsinki Design Week. It supports our campaigning and is great example of urban design."

Hanna Harris, Helsinki Design Week

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


Open Finland Challenge Final Gala Event
Finland’s Biggest Innovation Contest for Digital Openness. Open Finland Challenge is a digital innovation accelerator designed to advance an open society and to build a community of open developers and innovators. Using open data, open interfaces, open networks, and open working models, we aim to make real-world problems visible and support the concepts, enterprises, and businesses that will solve them. Read more »
FINEST Twins Seminar: Smart city in research - Concept and content?
Smart city in research: Concept and content? Time: Tue 27.10.2015, at 12 – 17 Venue: Aalto University, Otaniemi campus, Open Innovation House... Read more »
ICT2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform
ICT2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform is the biggest EU event on ICT R&I in 2015. The 3-day event will be organised on the 20-22 October in... Read more »
20.10.2015 - 22.10.2015
Ultrahack Sparring Session: #DevShark Tour - Smart City Helsinki
Turn your idea into a product demo. Join the hackathon with hundreds of developers. Get your hands on +50 000€ in prizes. This bootcamp is aimed to... Read more »
A few places left in next Wed’s #dev event on #smartcity challenges in @UltrahackHQ Register:
09.10.2015 klo 16:17
11.10. testataan #Menopeli'ä EM-karsinnan yhteydessä@Palloliitto. Löydä ilmainen parkkipaikka!
07.10.2015 klo 18:26
#Suomi24fi-datapaketissa kiinnostavaa aineistoa kehittäjille @OpenFinland -kisaan, tutustu!
07.10.2015 klo 17:52
Nopeiden kokeiluiden ohjelman infotilaisuus huomenna 8.10 16-18.00. Vielä ehdit mukaan!...
07.10.2015 klo 10:43
D-CENT newsletter features interesting research on digital identity ecosystems, digital currencies and Freecoin,...
06.10.2015 klo 15:15
@dcentproject newsletter features interesting research about e.g #blockchain #privacy #digitalidentity #data
06.10.2015 klo 15:08
RT @fiksukalasatama: Tarjoa Kalasatamaan kokeilua jossa teemana #resurssiviisas #energiakäyttäytyminen. Info torstaina:
06.10.2015 klo 09:31
Tervetuloa perjantaina hengaamaan Open Knowledge Finlandin toimistolle Töölöön! Idea-etkot -tapahtuman ajatus on...
05.10.2015 klo 16:35
Kalasatamaan kokeiluja teemalla #resurssiviisas #energiakäyttäytyminen? @fiksukalasatama
05.10.2015 klo 15:31
RT @PauliinaSmeds: Hyödynnä asuntokohtaista sähkönkulutusdataa @EnergiaHelen & osallistu mm. @UltrahackHQ kisaan htt…
05.10.2015 klo 14:52
Lue uutiskirjeemme! Mukana mm. @fiksukalasatama @UltrahackHQ @OpenFinland @SmartTwinCity
02.10.2015 klo 15:50