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Autonomous street sweeper pilot moves to Helsinki Airport
14 Jul 2021
The trial is exploring how the sweepers can support facilities maintenance work in busy closed areas such as parking lots with parked and moving cars, as well as pedestrians and building pillars.
Helsinki urban tech incubator teams with local universities
23 Jun 2021
This marks the first time that Helsinki and its three universities will engage in incubator-related cross-organisational cooperation with the aim of drawing new experts and businesses to its metropolitan area.
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 calls for proposals to redevelop harbour area
12 May 2021
Helsinki has announced a design competition focused on Makasiiniranta at South Harbour and is calling for entries that “activate and enliven” the seafront to create a new public realm.
Helsinki teams with local university to establish urban tech incubator
28 Apr 2021
Urban Tech Helsinki, set up with Aalto University, will focus on clean energy, mobility, sustainable construction, the circular economy, waste management and urban food production.
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.
Helsinki joins international personal data network
11 Feb 2021
MyData states that people must have the opportunity to manage, utilise and disclose any personal data collected on them and aims to help build a fair, sustainable and healthy digital society.
Helsinki trials AI and automation as part of its drive to digital services
29 Jan 2021
Trials were based on ideas submitted by employees and mayor Jan Vapaavuori said they also represent a shift in thinking to an operating culture more conducive to experimentation.
Helsinki expands smart city innovation project to new districts
08 Jan 2021
A number of development projects will be launched in Malmi, Pasila, Mellunkylä and Malminkartano-Kannelmäki, in which residents will also be invited to participate.
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.
Helsinki approves plan for hybrid tram-depot city block
11 Nov 2020
The block will combine the transport depot and housing and has been proposed to be built in the vicinity of the final stop of the future Crown Bridges tram line.
Helsinki's Digital City Synergy digital twin project scoops top award
30 Oct 2020
The project, which is helping the city improve collaboration and get more value from its city models, was recognised in Bentley Systems’ global Year in Infrastructure awards.
Major cities sign the European Circular Cities Declaration
05 Oct 2020
The cities and regions are committed to act as ambassadors and champion a circular economy that leads to a resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially responsible society.
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.
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
17 Sep 2020
The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.
Helsinki million-euro energy challenge deadline beckons
02 Sep 2020
The challenge has been set up to find innovative new solutions to urban heating that go beyond burning fossil fuels and biomass to help the city meet its goal to be carbon-neutral by 2035.
Helsinki creates bicycle boulevard
13 Aug 2020
The boulevard of Kulosaaren puistotie is being converted into a shared in-roadway with motor vehicles required to adjust their speeds according to cycling.
Specialists to jointly develop MaaS applications
22 Jul 2020
Masabi and Kyyti have formed a partnership to provide best-of-breed mobility-as-a-service solutions to transport authorities, agencies and operators around the world.
Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care
30 Jun 2020
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
19 Jun 2020
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
10 Jun 2020
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
26 May 2020
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.
23 Dec 2020
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