Have a creative idea?

Start a business by utilizing FIWARE technologies. CreatiFI offers funding, tech advice, business support and visibility. Open call 1 offers up to €50k to develop a prototype. The second call offers up to €100k for commercial development. Read more »

"With a €4.8 million fund for SMEs, web entrepreneurs and ICT developers, CreatiFI supports the development of new applications leveraging future internet technologies for the Creative Industries."

Project Manager Kaisa Sibelius

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

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

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

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 »


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20.10.2014 - 21.10.2014
RT @smoinen: Kuutoskaupunkien avoin data -hakemus jätetty käsiteltäväksi! 11 toimijan kolmevuotinen, ISO hanke. Kiitos kumppaneille! #avoin…
01.10.2014 klo 17:15

Pasila ja Fiksu Kalasatama esillä EXPO REALissa Münchenissä 6.-8. lokakuuta. http://t.co/b5GXAGPI8j

01.10.2014 klo 09:23

Will we ever have digital single market if we separate business & policy? #dad14dsm #DAD14eu http://t.co/dcmIv0mImo

29.09.2014 klo 16:06
RT @Morbhen: Good to be hearing from @HRInfoshare and @ForumVirium on how Helsinki has used Open Data for their city #opendata
26.09.2014 klo 08:40

Apps For Europe Business Loungessa pitchaukset käynnissä! http://t.co/f9pqX02ngK

25.09.2014 klo 16:33
RT @ElukkaE: @FinancialTimes: Helsinki (hri.fi) is a leader in the open data movement. @HRInfoshare @ForumVirium #opendata http://t.co/3ZXV
24.09.2014 klo 20:02