CreatiFI Open Call 2: up to 100k€ support

CreatiFI is looking for top 18 SMEs with creative business ideas. The Open Call 2 is now open until the end of September. Winning proposals will be awarded with up to 100k€. Read more »

"CreatiFI introduces the FIWARE technologies to very large relevant communities of Creative Industries and web entrepreneurs. "

Project Manager Kaisa Sibelius

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

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."

Smart Kalasatama @ FLOW TALKS: Hyper-Connected City

In the future digital technology will be everywhere, but it’ll be invisible. In this talk we create a future scenario and use sensors to build a smarter festival area with audience participation. Hosted by Forum Virium Helsinki and the Naked Approach. Read more »

"The workshop is part of Flow Festival and is hosted by Forum Virium Helsinki and the Naked Approach."

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

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


Mindtrek Openmind 2015
International forum on the future of open source & open data. Mindtrek Openmind brings together open-minded people from all over the world. Three days of intensive talks, workshops and parties about the trends of tomorrow in open source, open data and open content. Read more »
22.09.2015 - 24.09.2015
Helsinki Design Week: the Future of Cities
The future of cities will be widely featured during Helsinki Design Week. Design thinking has become an integral part of the city’s development work over the last ten years. Design has supported the development of public services, helped build the city’s image and solved urban problems. Together with the Design Driven City project, a series of events and workshops held over 5.-9.9. will present the lessons learned and find inspiration for the future of urban design. Read more »
05.09.2015 - 09.09.2015
Smart Countries & Cities Congress
Smart Countries & Cities Congress Paris (S3C) is the grand event and get together of key decision makers of cities, regions and countries, as... Read more »
01.09.2015 - 03.09.2015
@S3CParis is next week, showcasing @fiksukalasatama as a #livinglab. Happy to share our experiences! #S3C
28.08.2015 klo 14:59
On Sept 1-3, 2015, Smart Countries & Cities Congress in Paris discusses a vision of the future of countries and...
28.08.2015 klo 14:55
Kaupunkimuotoilun kohtauspaikalla 7.9 teemana mm. #muotoilu #fiksukalasatama Tervetuloa!
28.08.2015 klo 09:55
Kaupunkimuotoilun kohtauspaikalla 7.9 klo 13-17 puhutaan muotoilusta ja kaupunkien tulevaisuudesta. Tsekkaa...
28.08.2015 klo 09:50
RT @kleverlaan: Great group of Crowd-experts @Crowddialog in Helsinki. Honoured to speak this afternoon on CrowdBusiness #crowddialog http:…
27.08.2015 klo 12:35
Congratulations @tuijahannele, new chair of ENoLL!@ @openlivinglabs
27.08.2015 klo 10:13
RT @openlivinglabs: Testing a new platform for ENoLL members at #OpenLL15 then a 2-day workshop session starts!
27.08.2015 klo 10:09
Today is about #crowddialogue - 300 delegates in #Helsinki to talk about #crowdsourcing #crowdfunding
27.08.2015 klo 09:49
RT @PetroPoutanen: "#crowdfunding is an old innovation that has been called taxation" said the mayor of Helsinki Jussi Pajunen #crowddialog…
27.08.2015 klo 09:41
Today's theme is crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and crowdinnovation - Crowd Dialog Europe 2015 in full speed, 300...
27.08.2015 klo 09:39
RT @ElukkaE: #OpenLL15, Istanbul, day 2. Pretty fancy stage. Basaksehire mayor speaking. @openlivinglabs @ForumVirium
26.08.2015 klo 10:21
Koulujen Wilma-järjestelmälle kehitetään nyt vaihtoehtoa, osana Open Finland Challenge -haastekilpailua. Avoimen...
25.08.2015 klo 16:25