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Nordic cities announce green infrastructure and sustainable food pilots
07 Jun 2021
The Healthy Liveable Neighbourhoods open call focused on green infrastructure and sustainable foodscapes with three different topics addressed by the cities.
Helsinki announces energy challenge winners
17 Mar 2021
Goal of the competition was to find urban heating solutions that can be implemented in Helsinki by 2029 and that potentially could contribute to decarbonising city heating around the world.
Espoo launches autonomous street sweeper pilot programme
09 Mar 2021
The Trombia Free units are equipped with an all-weather autonomous, lidar-based, machine vision technology that filtrates the noise coming from the environment in rainy, snowy or alternative conditions.
Helsinki announces new domain names and access to its innovation testbed
02 Dec 2020
The testbed is targeted at domestic and foreign companies that want to develop and test their products and services together with City of Helsinki.
University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course
27 Nov 2020
Course has been designed in partnership with the cities of Helsinki, Amsterdam and London and aims to help public administration, businesses and the public understand what the ethical use of AI means.
Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe
15 Oct 2020
The French city was praised for its pioneering approach to climate management that includes a strong commitment to systemic change and an innovative participative approach to city governance.
Full-power autonomous street sweeper piloted in Helsinki
30 Sep 2020
Trombia Technologies wants to unlock the potential for mass-electrification and carbon-neutralisation of one of the heaviest vehicle technologies in use in cities.
Last mile delivery robot deployed on university campus
29 Sep 2020
Aalto University Campus near Helsinki in Finland piloted the platform from Last Mile Autonomous Delivery, which provides another way of getting goods to customers during the pandemic.
Index reveals the importance of digital progress in times of crisis
22 Jun 2020
The Digital Economy and Society Index monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.
City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme
15 Jun 2020
The free mobile CitiCap app automatically tracks a means of transport used and allows citizens in the Finnish city to benefit from reducing their own mobility emissions.
Tampere draws up urban tree policy
04 May 2020
The guidelines are based on several of the Finnish city’s strategic goals, programmes, policies and operating models, including its aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model
02 Apr 2020
Tampere, Espoo and Turku aim to create a model where cities, businesses, research organisations and citizens can develop neighbourhoods in line with circular economy principles.
Helsinki lays down €1m global challenge for sustainable heating solutions
05 Mar 2020
The Finnish capital is inviting innovators to come up with "game-changing" ideas for the future of urban heating which can be implemented in Helsinki but shared around the world.
Helsinki invites 'speedy experiments' to help clean up Baltic Sea
24 Feb 2020
Companies, start-ups and research groups are invited to submit ideas that prevent plastic waste in the Helsinki area to support the Baltic Sea Challenge.
Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019
04 Feb 2020
The Finnish capital has improved traffic safety in the city through a range of measures including increased traffic control and reducing speed limits.
Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator
15 Jan 2020
The calculator aims to allow users to find a route and check how much their carbon footprint would be affected by using public transport, cycling or walking, compared to driving.
21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme
14 Jan 2020
The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.
Helsinki launches three new projects to 'rethink urban housing'
18 Dec 2019
The city is launching three new projects within the Re-thinking Urban Housing programme which seeks to improve the quality and appeal of flats as housing through customised solutions.
Nokia private wireless networks drive digital transformation
19 Nov 2019
Among the customers using the networks are public sector organisations and cities with use cases ranging from testing drones for tsunami evacuation alerts to building smarter ports.
Tampere tests intelligent outdoor lighting control system
29 Oct 2019
Anonymous traffic data from Telia and the Tampere.Finland mobile application were deployed to find out locations where most light is required in the city.
Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint
16 Oct 2019
The smart district heating project by Tampere Power Utility and a student housing foundation uses AI and apartment-specific sensors to reduce energy consumption and cost.
Helsinki launches global €1 million sustainable energy challenge
11 Oct 2019
The Finnish capital wants to find a way of replacing coal with carbon-neutral and low-biomass solutions, and is challenging other cities to join the quest.
Finnish university sets out the drivers for 6G
11 Sep 2019
University of Oulu says that 5G research is maturing so we must start to engage in mapping what 6G can become "at its boldest" and has published a whitepaper on the subject.
Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses
06 Sep 2019
More than 2000 passengers have ridden on the driverless bus, including many first timers, and the majority said they felt safe and secure.
22 Jun 2021
smartmicro: seamless object tracking at the intersection
smartmicro is bringing a new approach to traffic detection through radar synchronisation for seamless object tracking.
Connecting the silos to open up the smart city
Smart lighting: why we are discussing it again
A hydrogen-fuelled city – a practical reality for the UK or a pipe dream?
OnDemand Webinar: Connected and autonomous vehicles: how to deal with data?
WEBINAR: Smart City: what’s behind the success of Smart Lighting?
WEBINAR: Connected and autonomous vehicles: how to deal with data?
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