Smart Kalasatama’s Programme for Agile Piloting: Looking for innovative local services

Smart Kalasatama’s Programme for Agile Piloting promotes new urban services and business development. For citizens, it offers genuine service experiences and opportunity to participate in the development of future solutions. Now the Programme for  Agile Piloting is looking for innovative local services that enhance the wellbeing of citizens and support the social and health services of the City of Helsinki. The deadline for offers is 30 April 2016.

Kalasatama (Finland): a blueprint for the ultimate Smart City

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.

Modern village thoroughfare

A growing number of city innovations spring from the motivation of the residents themselves and challenges that the city-dwellers first face and then solve on their own. Local knowledge is a key factor in the birth of new ideas. People in the same area experience the same conditions, and organising joint activities to mesh with daily life is easier when everyone lives close by. Fiksu Kalasatama in the Finnish capital Helsinki is a blueprint for a smart city that generates innovations with the potential to spread elsewhere as well. Residents also create innovations, such as the active seniors who had>>>

Programme for Agile Piloting launches four pilots

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.