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Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

The device will release the required medication to customers at prescribed times and safely stores it inside so customers can’t take more than the prescribed amount.

Helsinki trials electric ferry across the Reposalmi strait

Helsinki trials electric ferry across the Reposalmi strait

The ferry will operate as a calling service using a mobile app and transport six passengers at a time from Vartiosaari to Laajasalo, covering a distance of 150 metres.

City of Helsinki and Aalto University collaborate to build a sustainable city

City of Helsinki and Aalto University collaborate to build a sustainable city

The agreement is based on the two parties’ shared view that we must prepare for major changes and use this to build a more functional and safer world.

New light rail system planned for Helsinki

New light rail system planned for Helsinki

The Viikki-Malmi line will be a new public transport trunk connection from the city centre to Kumpula, Viikki, Latokartano and the Malmi Airport area, and on to Malmi or Jakomäki.

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.

3D-printed air quality sensors available for loan at Helsinki libraries

3D-printed air quality sensors available for loan at Helsinki libraries

The sensors measure the carbon monoxide content of outdoor air and the results can be viewed on a smartphone application.

Helsinki lays down €1m global challenge for sustainable heating solutions

Helsinki lays down €1m global challenge for sustainable heating solutions

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

Helsinki invites 'speedy experiments' to help clean up Baltic Sea

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.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.

Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019

Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019

The Finnish capital has improved traffic safety in the city through a range of measures including increased traffic control and reducing speed limits.