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."

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

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

Solving a real challenge!

In May, the Nordic Independent Living Challenge held a matchmaking event in Copenhagen. For those 75 solutions chosen to enter this stage, it was a chance to network, get inspiration and tools to further develop their idea.  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

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."

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


OpenLivingLab Days - the annual summit of living labs
OpenLivingLab Days is the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community combing four days networking, sharing, learning and exploitation of theory, methods and tools. Conference elements include a research day, matchmaking, networking, workshops and seminars. Read more »
25.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
Flow Talks workshop: Hyper-Connected City
As part of Flow Talks and Flow festival 2015, Smart Kalasatama, Forum Virium Helsinki and Naked Approach are organising a workshop discussing Hyper-... Read more »
RT @ElukkaE: Openness builds the highway to Smart Cities. Article in @guardian, @CitySDK as an example. @ForumVirium
04.08.2015 klo 11:33
RT @IlkkaTuunanen: Esineiden internet tulee arkielämään ja teollisuuteen: @hsfi #IoT #IIoT
04.08.2015 klo 09:55
RT @openlivinglabs: Don't miss the opportunity to co-create alternative #smartcity roadmaps/tools 4 #Livinglabs w/ @ForumVirium #OpenLL15 h…
04.08.2015 klo 09:46
Helsinki ranks #3 on the Most Livable City list @MetropolisMag. Congrats! #design #smartcity
03.08.2015 klo 15:53
Forum Virium Helsinki ja @fiksukalasatama mukana @flowfestival! Hyper-Connected City -työpaja osana Flow Talkseja.
03.08.2015 klo 14:26
CreatiFI is looking for top 18 SMEs with creative business ideas
CreatiFI’s Open Call 2 is now open until the end of September and is looking for 18 European SMEs with business minded service or solution in... Read more »

@CreatiFi_FI is looking for 18 top business ideas - up to 100k€ up to grabs! Apply by end of September! #FIWARE

03.08.2015 klo 11:19

@TechCrunch: Report Ranks New York, London and Helsinki Top Cities For Pro-Startup Policymaking. We're thrilled <3

26.06.2015 klo 17:21
Smart City & Citizens - what happens in Helsinki and how to be part of it?
Solve City of Helsinki’s competition challenges in SlushHacks & Ultrahack, Open Finland Challenge and Smart City App Hack competitions Read more »

@TechCrunch: Report Ranks New York, London, Helsinki Top Cities For Pro-Startup Policymaking

25.06.2015 klo 16:34

Helsinki ranks globally #3 city in Innovation & Entrepreneurship #2015Cities @pekkasauri

24.06.2015 klo 23:34

Helsinki #1: Heat Map of EU’s Real-Time Cities @Frost_Sullivan #smartcity #opendata

24.06.2015 klo 22:44