During fall 2016 Smart Kalasatama’s agile pilots developed new smart local services for citizens with the residents in Kalasatama. The Programme for Agile Piloting helps to accelerate new concepts into service innovations and new business. The first round of pilots ran during spring 2016. The second round of agile pilots focused on innovative local wellbeing services and was run in collaboration with the City of Helsinki Department of Social Services and Healthcare. The collaboration is especially relevant for the development of the services in the district of Kalasatama, as the new wellbeing and healthcare center of the City of Helsinki, opening>>>
Helsinki is a hotspot for integrating smart and clean solutions into the city structure and people’s everyday life. Smart’n’Clean website showcases the 38 development projects that make sustainability a reality in the Greater Helsinki Region.
Text: Kenneth Vanhoutte, Com&Co The Smart Kalasatama project in Helsinki, Finland, is a prime example of an innovative Smart City project. This modern urban district will be fully transformed into a ‘living lab’ where residents experiment with multiple smart initiatives. Veera Mustonen, Project Leader of Smart Kalasatama, joined us via Skype for a brief interview ahead of the Smart City Forum to be held on December 2nd.
As part of different loyalty schemes and programmes, huge amounts of data are gathered each and every day to monitor people and their behaviour. At the same time, people are starting to understand the huge value their data poses to retail business, wanting more control over of what is being collected, shared and how. On the 4th of December, Forum Virium Helsinki organised a workshop which discussed future customer experience and loyalty cards from the perspective of MyData. The workshop brought together 30+ professionals interested in retail and MyData. Via inspirational talk from researcher Kai Kuikkaniemi (HIIT), we first explored the>>>
Smart Kalasatama’s Programme for Agile Piloting buys small pilots that provide new innovative services for people living in the Kalasatama area. Amongst the 52 offers submitted, the first five are now selected to be piloted during spring 2016. The pilots relate to smart mobility, electric bicycles, effective waste collection, reducing food waste and co-creating local services.