D-CENT project is hiring!

We’re looking for a full stack developer, Node RESTful JSON services with Javascript browser UX. You will be developing the social media tool’s visual elements in co-operation with UX team, Designer and Product Manager. Apply by 1st 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 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 »

The Open Finland 2014 seminar

The Open Finland 2014 seminar will be held in Wanha Satama on 15–16 September 2014. The keynote speaker at the event will be the American open data visionary Beth Simone Noveck. Registration is now open! 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 »


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
Open Finland Seminar 2014
Next autumn, the Prime Minister's Office and its cooperation partners will organise a major event focusing on open data and its uses. The “Open Finland 2014” event will be held in Wanha Satama, Helsinki, on 15–16 September. The keynote speaker at the Open Finland 2014 seminar in September in Helsinki will be the American open data visionary Beth Simone Noveck. Read more »
15.09.2014 - 16.09.2014
One BSR Final Conference
CONFERENCE PROGRAM Moderated by Verner Christiansen http://vernerkristiansen.com/ 09.30–10.00 Registration and morning coffee10.00-10.30 Read more »
OpenLivingLab Days 2014
OpenLivingLab Days is the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community integrated with the popular ENoLL Summer School. The annual 4 day event... Read more »
02.09.2014 - 06.09.2014
HSL järjestää 10.9 muotoiluseminaarin osana Helsinki Design Weekiä http://t.co/4s8vqoZRUO
28.08.2014 klo 15:24
A region of opportunities
Inward investment promotion professionals from around the Baltic Sea Region and beyond were brought together by the ONE BSR’s IPA Forum 2014 in... Read more »
Open Finland 2014 success story: Datademo
Datademo is Open Knowledge Finland project where public funding is channeled to developer-led open data initiatives through a participatory budgeting process. Read more »
Etsimme sovelluskehittäjää kansainväliseen D-CENT-hankkeeseen. Hankkeessa kehitetään kansalaisten... http://t.co/FLEd9kDIhf
27.08.2014 klo 09:15
Etsimme sovelluskehittäjää kansainväliseen D-CENT-hankkeeseen. Hae pian, hakuaika päättyy jo 1.9.2014. http://t.co/ZyhHwp6ynX
27.08.2014 klo 09:10
Avoin Suomi 2014 menestystarinat jatkuvat. Nyt esittelyssä Datademo http://t.co/jPFJgrLJ8E http://t.co/7o6uPEoOyL
27.08.2014 klo 08:05
Avoin Suomi 2014 menestystarinat jatkuvat. Nyt esittelyssä Datademo http://t.co/YAkr1PwSho
27.08.2014 klo 08:05
RT @helviestinta: Palvelukeskuksissa 8 asukastilaisuutta, joissa kootaan kaupunkilaisten ajatuksia Helsingin ikäohjelmaa varten....
26.08.2014 klo 11:40
Tredea hakee projektikoordinaattoria Kuutoskaupunkien avoin data -hankkeeseen. Hakuaika päättyy 31.8.2014. http://t.co/Uw4pKWFLvp
26.08.2014 klo 10:40
RT @openlivinglabs: What happens when you put 150 innovators & #LivingLab practitioners on a boat? Lets find out on 4/9 @ #OpenLL14 http://…
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