D-CENT project is hiring!

We’re looking for a User experience and full stack open source software developer. You will be developing the social media tool’s visual elements in co-operation with UX team, Designer and Product Manager. Apply by 22nd of September 2014. Read more »

"This is a ground floor opportunity to make an immediate and significant impact on the technology that will drive open democracy and participation. "

Apps4Finland 2014 is on

Apps4Finland is an open data innovation contest, organised now for the sixth time. This year's competition was launched in June, deadline for entries is 3rd Nov 2014.   Read more »

"Apps4Finland has evolved into the biggest open data networks in Finland. It has made Finland one of the leading countries in utilizing open data."

Project Manager Joonas Pekkanen

The Open Finland 2014 seminar

The Open Finland 2014 seminar will be held in Wanha Satama on 15–16 September 2014. The keynote speakers will be the American open data visionary Beth Simone Noveck and Birgitta Jónsdóttir MP for the Pirate Party in Iceland. Forum Virium Helsinki has a slot on the second day and attend the exhibition. Read more »

The winners of Apps4Europe competition

BikeCityGuide and Nostalgeo are announced as the winners of the first Apps for Europe Competition. Apps for Europe is a European-wide support network that provides tools to transform ideas for data based apps into viable businesses. Read more »

"Open data holds huge potential for stimulating innovation and enterprise across the Europe. These apps show that open data is not an abstract concept, but can produce real products that can improve people’s lives. "

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission

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 »

New initiative to decentralize the Internet

D-CENT is a new, European-wide project has been launched to build decentralized and privacy-aware tools for democratic participation to empower European citizens. Read more »

"After Snowden's revelations, digital rights are perceived as key issue that D-CENT is going to address, ensuring that people are in full control of their data, maintaining privacy and trust in technology."

Francesca Bria, coordinator of D-CENT at Nesta

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

Helsinki Loves Developers

Helsinki is on its way to become the most developer friendly city in the world. Dev.hel.fi 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

Cultivating Urban Innovations

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


Reaktor Dev Day
Reaktor Dev Day is a conference for developers by developers. It brings together the programming scene and its hottest speakers in a laid-back and friendly environment. Read more »
European Seminar on Public Sector Innovation
This seminar forms part of consultation with stakeholders in view of the IU review in the context of the revised Europe 2020 strategy. The seakers include Ville Meloni from Forum Virium Helsinki. Read more »
Visualizing Knowledge seminar
Visualizing Knowledge is a seminar on making information visible. A wide variety of speakers with backgrounds in science, art, design and journalism give short talks on data visualization and information design, aimed at non-experts. Read more »
Workshop: Serious gaming and learning meets Natural Resources Data
DIGILE and the Finnish Partnership for Research on Natural Resources and the Environment (LYNET) are organising a workshop for serious gaming and learning players to create digital services together. Read more »
2nd European Conference on the Future Internet ECFI
The 2nd European Conference on the Future Internet ECFI offers insights into the latest Future Internet technologies and their use for innovating European application sectors. Read more »
17.09.2014 - 18.09.2014
Suomen parhaat mobiilipalvelut etsinnässä! Jätä ehdotuksesi Paras Mobiilipalvelu 2014 -kilpailuun 15.10. mennessä. http://t.co/1D7bLDiygj
15.09.2014 klo 19:15
Suomen parhaat mobiilipalvelut etsinnässä! Paras Mobiilipalvelu 2014 -kilpailu nostaa innovatiisimpia... http://t.co/SwcOQy9CEx
15.09.2014 klo 19:14
PM of Finland addressing the audience on #democracy, #opennes and social media. #avoin2014
15.09.2014 klo 13:05

The Smart City of Tomorrow challenged cities for renewal. http://t.co/OG5xS5rjFM

11.09.2014 klo 15:52
RT @ForumVirium: D-CENT project is recruiting a developer to work in Hki. http://t.co/pthBd10KfT
10.09.2014 klo 15:53
D-CENT project is recruiting a developer to work in Hki. Spread the word! @Jaakko @jyrjola @HenriAhti @CitySDK_Hanna http://t.co/pthBd10KfT
10.09.2014 klo 15:52
PhD opportunity on City Sensing & Data Services, deadline for proposals 12th September
Applications are invited for a fully funded EPSRC PhD studentship in Interaction Design/Human–Computer Interaction within Duncan of Jordanstone... Read more »
Public consultation on an EU Urban Agenda open until September 26th. http://t.co/dCbPdGmjsI
10.09.2014 klo 14:33
Public consultation on an EU Urban Agenda open until September 26th
The European Commission has published an EU Urban Agenda which is now open for public consultation until the 26th of September. The public... Read more »
Hey You, Digital Service Developer in Education! Interested in putting Natural Resources Data into full usage? http://t.co/Fk4fPUkdGD
04.09.2014 klo 13:44