Artificial intelligence and open data could help to improve the energy-efficiency of buildings

21.06.2018
The City of Helsinki was one of the challenge setters in the 10 days 100 Challenges Open Innovation Program in June. The City of Helsinki encouraged the participants to create a solution based on open data to proactively reduce the energy consumption of buildings. The Innovation Program included sev...

Helsinki region GIS data freely at your disposal!

30.05.2018
Guide map, building data, traffic lanes, noise zones, subgrade data sets, population information grid, school admission areas and much more! Did you know that these and dozens of other GIS data sets from the Helsinki region are available as open data, freely at your disposal? The opening has given u...

The 10 days Open Innovation Program starts - Reduce energy consumption of the buildings in Helsinki with open data

09.05.2018
City of Helsinki is one of the challenge setters in the 10 days 100 Challenges Open Innovation Program from 4th to 15th of June at A Grid, Aalto University Otaniemi in Espoo. This unique 10-day program aims to develop methods for solving real-life problems with leading companies, professional expert...

More support needed in open data competitions

12.04.2018
There is still an evident demand for open data competitions according to a survey conducted in the open data community. The most wanted prizes are money and partnerships and the organisers of the competitions are asked for more support and commitment, especially after the competition. The six larges...

Helsinki Loves Developers: Helsinki Region GIS data freely at your disposal!

10.04.2018
Did you know that dozens of sets of GIS (geographic information system) data from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are available as open data for your use? These include guide maps, building data, road maps, traffic noise zones, land cover data, population grid, school admission areas and much more! S...

Open data is a solid base for new business

07.03.2018
The Open Data Day on 3/3/2018 was celebrated in Helsinki by presenting the best open data business cases and new data sets. The world’s first Mobility as a Service application Whim, connecting various modes of transport to fixed price monthly packages, started its worldwide conquest from Helsinki. T...

Questionnaire: Are you interested in open data contests, hackathons etc. in Finland?

05.03.2018
Are you keen to have more visibility for your open data applications in Finland? Do you miss Apps4Finland? Have you got an idea you would like to realize and could use some support for your project? Or do you find hackathons more motivating than competitions? The six largest cities in Finland (Helsi...

HRI launches a new version of website

01.03.2018
The Helsinki Region Infoshare website (HRI.fi) has gone through a major overhaul, updating the site to comply with the common data portal format built jointly by the six largest Finnish cities within the 6Aika development programme. The cities have harmonized their open data portals and metadata mod...

Open API whiteboard video

19.12.2017
Open application programming interface (API) is an unknown term for most non-technical people. A little bit scary - or at least dubious. What is it? Why should we make one, is it worth getting familiar with? What benefits could it have? Watch the API video in English (without subtitles / with subtit...

Potential open data for your Future City Challenge solution

17.11.2017
Future City Challenge 2018 competition has started! The goal of this competition is to find new innovative solutions and applications to simplify the everyday life of the citizens. The competition is aimed at companies, start-ups and students who are interested in solving city challenges. The best s...

Future City Challenge technologies and Helsinki region challenges presented at Helsinki Loves Developers

15.11.2017
Developing the city of the future through realistic cases. Future City Challenge provides IoT technologies for developers. IBM, Digita and Etteplan are organising the first nationwide competition in Finland to design innovative solutions and applications that make everyday life in cities easier. Cit...

Euro IA 2017 - Information Architecture and Design in Stockholm

14.11.2017
Being a city coder entails much more than just hammering away at ready-made Github issues. On the contrary, it is increasingly becoming a process of service design, starting from trying to figure out basic service needs and expectations, and constantly and iteratively honing the service with the act...