Second call for apps -Apply now!

Second Call of ACE Acceleration Programme for ICT entrepreneurs is now open. Apply latest on the 25th of January, 2015. Read more »

"Due to its initial success, ACE is now launching a second call for applications aiming at selecting 50 more ICT start-ups and SMEs in Europe."

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."

Help us solve a real challenge!

The five Nordic capitals are launching the Nordic Independent Living Challenge to find innovative solutions and technologies for the elderly and disabled. The four stage competition will be launched in January 2015. Read more »

The Smartest Cities in the World

Helsinki is scoring high in the list of the world’s smartest cities, together with Barcelona, Copenhagen, Singapore, Vienna, Los Angeles, Montreal and Lima. Read more »

"Helsinki is experimenting with new technologies. Helsinki is also the first city I know of to experiment with an on-demand bus service."

Boyd Cohen

Open Finland 2014 success story: CitySDK

CitySDK builds open interfaces that are compatible across cities and national borders. After undertaking participation, mobility and tourism, CitySDK soon covers new domains and cities as well. Read more »

"We’re aiming at boosting app development and digital service development in cities, by harmonising API’s between different cities."

Development Manager Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts

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. 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 »


Future Everything Festival
FutureEverything is an award-winning innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival, established in Manchester in 1995. For almost 20 years... Read more »
26.02.2015 - 28.02.2015
Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe
Discussing how digital technologies and the internet are changing how social innovation happens Read more »
Hel<3Dev Avoin konttori
Next Hel<3Dev open office is exceptionally the Feb 12th. Welcome!     Do you have any topics in mind which should be covered?   Read more »
Wiki Loves Maps seminar
The seminar will bring into focus location-based projects from near and far, and discuss citizen participation in gathering and interpreting cultural... Read more »

API predictions for 2015, #6: Industry standards & interoperability get early traction. Forum Virium Helsinki's CitySDK initiative mentioned as a benchmark ht…

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FixMyStreet is now a long way from just a method of reporting street problems. Interview with the creator @mySociety http://…

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Wiki Loves Maps Seminar on the 5th of Feb dives into location-based projects & citizen participation #wikilovesmaps

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