Recruiting: Project Manager

The project creates a business model and roadmap for establishing the FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence between Estonia and Helsinki region in Finland. Your role is to draw plans for innovation cooperation.  Read more »

"Join us to build a more open and smart city!"

Solving a real challenge!

Nordic Independent Living Challenge received huge interest, 414 proposals were submitted by deadline, 137 of them from Finland. In the upcoming weeks, the Nordic jury will go through the proposals and choose the ones to the Nordic Matchmaking Event in Copenhagen.  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 and the main prize is 120000 euros."

Kaisa Spilling, Forum Virium 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

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."

A test lab for a smart city

Helsinki City Council decided to make the Kalasatama district a model for smart city development. Kalasatama shows what the future of a witty city looks like. The area is being developed through agile experimentation. 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

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

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

New ways to use the travelcard

Helsinki Region Transport (HRT) has started collaboration with Kliento, a new kind of loyalty card scheme for local businesses in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.  Read more »

"Now the travel card also works as a citizen’s loyalty card in several local shops and restaurants. "

Managing Director Jukka Meklin, Kliento

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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Jyväskylän kaupunki on julkaissut hankintatietonsa avoimena datana. Ensimmäisenä julkaistaan vuoden 2014...
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11.03.2015 klo 09:25
Oulussa järjestetään 4.-6.5 kansainvälinen Smart city -seminaari, teemana Intelligent Community Development &...
11.03.2015 klo 09:10
Join Nordic Independent Living Challenge, deadline 18th March #robottilaakso @Innokyla
10.03.2015 klo 16:21
Watch a video from the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona: City to city collaboration - sharing knowledge,...
10.03.2015 klo 16:11
Watch video from the Smart City Expo World Congress: City to city collaboration session, hosted by @ForumVirium
10.03.2015 klo 16:09
Open Data Day Helsinki Hackathon: Take that data and rock it!
  The Open Data Day Helsinki Hackathon inspired great crowd, discussion and hacking under the beautiful glass ceiling of Hub13. Organized as... Read more »
Funding and support for 60 European start-ups and SMEs
An acceleration initiative CreatiFI has selected the top 60 European start-ups and SMEs who will get funding and business development support.... Read more »
Congratulation to the @Apps4EU 2015 winner GoOV and all the 13 finalists! #opendata @hahmota
06.03.2015 klo 10:20
The winner of Apps for Europe 2015 is GoOV. Congratulations! GoOV is an application enabling people with learning...
06.03.2015 klo 10:10
D-CENT blog: Connecting the Basque and Icelandic cases - ethnographic chronicle about democratic regeneration #DCENT
06.03.2015 klo 09:58
RT @PauliinaSmeds: How to take control of the data collected on you? Join #MyData breakfast on the 9th of March @Hel…
05.03.2015 klo 18:47
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05.03.2015 klo 18:47
RT @hautsi: #helsinki ja #tallinna käynnistää #smartcity yhteistyön, suunnitelma 2015 ja käynnistys 2016 #forumvirium
05.03.2015 klo 18:46