Strengthen your business with open data!

Are you looking into transforming your business, services or customer base? Could open data bring much needed added value to either your business or directly to your customers?

Now it’s the perfect time to grasp the many opportunities on offer from the six largest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku, Oulu)!

Valueable data is waiting for your use!

Your business already has completely free access to datasets opened up by the six largest Finnish cities and other public administrative bodies. You are encouraged to freely utilise and benefit from these datasets – your creativity is the only limit! There is a lot of data already available, for example from and more is on its way.

Seek success for your services and showcase your skills in our competition!

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Take part in DataBusiness Challenge competition! The deadline for entries is 30th January 2017.

The DataBusiness Challenge open data idea and solution competition, which is currently up and running, offers great opportunities for showcasing your own open data based services and solutions to a large audience! The best suggestions will also be awarded with 1 500€ prize money. Create a user-centric solution based on open data, sign up for the competition at and reap your benefits! Deadline for submissions is the 30th of January 2017!

Experience and growth through experiments!

Businesses now have the unique opportunity to take part in experiments and to gain first-hand experience for their open data based solutions, supported by the six cities. It is planned to finance several experiments, with each attracting a maximum budget of 5 000€. The businesses retain the rights for their solution(s). Offers for experiments can be submitted at

Deadline for submissions is the 30th of January 2017. Support and sparring for experiment submissions is available at events held on the 20th of January 2017 in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Tampere, Turku and Oulu. Be a brave forerunner and start experimenting!

Master the tools and create added value!

Transformation can require new skills. Come strengthen your skills and update your know-how by participating in free training offered by the six cities:

  • 24.1.2017 klo 9-12 Oletko kartalla asiakaskuntasi suhteen? Ota kaikki irti asiakasrekisteristäsi avoimen tiedon avulla. Ilmoittaudu tästä.
  • 24.1.2017 klo 13-16 Datalla vai mutulla? Näin hyödynnät avoimia tietoaineistoja sijoittumispäätöksessä. Ilmoittaudu tästä.
  • Explore past experiences or share your own success story! website offers various information on developing data based business, for example, interesting blogs from different viewpoints.

    If your business already is a veteran data user, we will gladly add your business showcase to our website and will talk about them in our events.

    The Six City Strategy personnel also offer sparring for utilising open data, so bravely be in contact with us!

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