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

Apps4Finland 2014 is on

Apps4Finland is an open data innovation contest, organised now for the sixth time. Deadline for entries is 3rd Nov and the awards ceremony is hold 3rd Dec 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 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

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 »


The Success of Open Data Depends on Open Standards @CitySDK @dcentproject http://t.co/TkW7o9xjp9
17.09.2014 klo 14:33
RT @UKODI: Sharing #data is useful but also risky - where is the trade-off? @statshero reflects on @ukan_net symposium http://t.co/1l9asztv
17.09.2014 klo 13:46
RT @Marja_P: Key points of #opendata by @bethnoveck : Get people to use it; measure its impacts, re-engineer gov's to use it. #avoin2014
17.09.2014 klo 13:45
RT @OKFN: #Access to #opendata is transforming our lives and the conversation is just beginning – @UNDPEurasia http://t.co/2R7oLQyT84 #open…
17.09.2014 klo 13:43
Open Finland 2014 success story: CitySDK
CitySDK is one of Open Finland 2014 success stories. The EU-funded project builds open interfaces that are compatible across cities and national borders. Read more »
CitySDK is one of Open Finland 2014 success stories. "We’re aiming at boosting app development and digital... http://t.co/AAGUUx7rFl
16.09.2014 klo 18:08
Interviewing our CEO Jarmo Eskelinen and John Tolva, the President of PositivEnergy Practice @Millennium Pavilion... http://t.co/hOJItDAmD4
16.09.2014 klo 14:07
RT @bethnoveck: @CitySDK APIs for city service development led by @forumvirium in Helsinki, w/ 23 partners in 9 countries. http://t.co/T
16.09.2014 klo 11:12

RT @bethnoveck: Helsinki Region #opendata authority http://t.co/m1UrFKUFnU. Here's an intro video in English https://t.co/69CSjlsayt.

16.09.2014 klo 11:12
PM of Finland addressing the audience on #democracy, #opennes and social media. #avoin2014
15.09.2014 klo 13:05
Open Finland 2014 seminar to address opportunities presented by open data
On 15-16 September, the Prime Minister’s Office is arranging in cooperation with other parties a major event, Open Finland 2014, focusing on the utilisation of open data. Prime Minister Alexander Stubb will open the event. Read more »

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