Smart Cities News

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

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

Helsinki launches global €1 million sustainable energy challenge

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

Finnish university sets out the drivers for 6G

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

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

More than 2000 passengers have ridden on the driverless bus, including many first timers, and the majority said they felt safe and secure.

Tampere awarded funding for smart security project

Tampere awarded funding for smart security project

The funding will help to finance solutions as part of the Finnish region’s Smart Urban Security and Event Resilience Project such as sensor data integration and smart lighting.

Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

Think Sustainably aims to help individuals make informed lifestyle and business decisions and comes in response to citizen concern about climate change.

Helsinki becomes first European city to deliver Sustainable Development report

Helsinki becomes first European city to deliver Sustainable Development report

Goals in the Finnish capital’s latest City Strategy align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the findings of its report will inform its future plans.

Helsinki and Tallinn progress cross-border smart city solutions

Helsinki and Tallinn progress cross-border smart city solutions

A Teaming Grant of €32 million will enable TalTech and Aalto Universities to build a global centre of excellence to advance a joint smart city environment.

Helsinki chooses scalable 5G base station design

Helsinki chooses scalable 5G base station design

The Finnish capital used a design competition to find a model of 5G base station that would blend seamlessly into all city environments