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

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

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, 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 »


RT @WIRED: A social network that could truly reform our schools
21.06.2014 klo 17:38

Open data crucial to sustainable urban mobility

19.06.2014 klo 08:26

Find out how Code4Europe Fellows helped the city of Amsterdam to build a collaboration tool with opensource

18.06.2014 klo 10:02
Smart City of Tomorrow Event encouraged cities to renew themselves
Forum Virium Helsinki, Fortum, KONE, Nokia and Tekes organized a Smart City of Tomorrow Event at the Millenium Pavilion in Helsinki at the end of... Read more »
Apps4Finland 2014 launched - searching for gems of open data
Apps4Finland is a competition for innovations based on open data, intended to encourage participants to create new ways to utilize open data sources. The competition is open to 3 November 2014, and the awards total more than 30,000 euros. Read more »

Congrats Helsinki: Helsinki ranked 5th best city to live in.

16.06.2014 klo 11:29