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Cultivating urban innovations



This presentation from Form Virium Helsinki discusses and advocates harnessing the innovative capacities of entire communities to bring forth optimal city management. The focus is on overcoming the ...

This presentation from Form Virium Helsinki discusses and advocates harnessing the innovative capacities of entire communities to bring forth optimal city management. The focus is on overcoming the traditional challenges between public sector organizations and citizens.



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  • Empowering & harnessing the innovation capacity of urban community <br />
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Cultivating urban innovations Cultivating urban innovations Presentation Transcript

  • New service   innovations  – in cooperation with companies, public sector organizations and citizens.   5/2014 RamiHanafi/ViewmastersofHelsinkiOy
  • Contents Introduction to Forum Virium Helsinki •  Mission, vision, members & focus areas Examples of Innovation Projects 1.  Smart City: Empowering & harnessing the innovation capacity of the urban community: e.g., City Service Development Kit, Code for Europe Fellows & Helsinki Loves Developers 2.  Innovation Communities eg.Fiksu Kalasatama- Smart urban development 3.  New Forms of Media: Stadi.TV & Urban Media Surfaces 4.  Growth Coaching: supporting the internationalization of SME’s 5.  International Networks 2 3 6 5 1 Kuva:KatjaVirta Kuva:Olli-PekkaOrpo Kuva:Olli-PekkaOrpo 7 3 Kuva:Olli-PekkaOrpo
  • Cultivating Urban Innovations
  • New service innovations in cooperation with companies, public sector organizations and citizens. Forum Virium Helsinki is a part of the City of Helsinki Group.
  • Empowering and harnessing the innovation capacity of urban community
  • Mission Forum Virium Helsinki is an innovator and an initiator of new kind of cooperation between companies, public sector organizations and citizens. The aim is to create internationally competitive services that are based on the real needs of users. Photo:flickr:a4gpa'sphotostream
  • Vision Helsinki metropolitan area is the capital of digital services in Europe. Partners and members of Forum Virium Helsinki have created remarkable new business and growth.
  • New Forms of Media Focus Areas Innovation Communities Smart City Growth Services
  • Member companies Public sector Networks K A SVUVALME N NUS • FORU M VIRIUM H ELSINKI•
  • City as an interface Smart City International harmonization Opening up public data City Service Development Kit Open Helsinki
  • Opening up public data • Boosts the ecosystem as a whole by fostering new business opportunities, innovations and economic growth • Makes city governance more effective, saves public costs • Increases transparency Why?
  • Helsinki Region Infoshare •  Public data pools from the Helsinki Region as open regional data •  The opened data is ready to be used by anyone freely at no cost •  One main goal is to pilot an open data activity model and its implications to both the producers and end users of the data –  Learning by doing –  Sharing the lessons learned
  • Helsinki Region Infoshare won the 100 000€ European Prize for Innovation
  • •  Encourages citizens to develop new ways to utilize open data •  Organized since 2009 •  Over 600 entries •  Winner´s from last years: BlindSquare, Stormwind Simulator, ParkkiNappi • Kuva: Olli-ekkaOrpo Apps4Finland Competition
  • Code for Europe •  Code for America brought to Europe •  Bringing tech talents to contribute making cities more open & efficient •  Supporting the renewal of public services •  talents with out-of-box answers to city challenges •  technological innovations •  community engagement •  Part of the EU project ”Commons for Europe” •
  • Helsinki<3Developers • Developer portal –  Open API’s • Developer meetups and workshops • Cooperation e.g., with Code for Europe Fellows
  • CitySDK • Toolkit for developing digital city services: opening up and harmonizing city interfaces, processes & standards • Eight European cities, 15 companies and research partners involved • Helsinginkaupunginaineistopankki:EskoLämsä
  • •  City of Helsinki, Forum Virium Helsinki & Metro Magazine piloting a new issue-reporting channel utilising the Open311 API •  The Open311 API enables citizen feedback on faults in the public environment using external services e.g. Helsinki´s Open311 API & new feedback channels
  • Vision: Digital City Card
  • Loan books with travel card • Piloting new use cases of the Helsinki Region Transport’s travel card, for instance as a library card • The popularity & results of the pilot have exceeded all expectations
  • Innovation Communities Collective School Supporting independent living for elderly Fiksu Kalasatama – smart urban development
  • Fiksu Kalasatama •  A model district of smart urban development •  Developed through experimenting, new technologies and the use of open data •  Grows from the collaboration between the city, companies, and the residents
  • Encouraging childrens participation • Concepts to increase communality at schools and to strengthen inclusion of the pupils by – Enabling pupils to teach knowledge and skills they master to their peers – Making it possible for every pupil to participate in developing school – Inspiring pupils to examine their daily life and to produce data on it through statistical methods
  • •  KÄPI project utilizes care managing and personal budgeting as a means to improve services of the elderly living at home •  Elderly person's needs and wishes as starting point •  In collaboration with the public, private and third sector User-driven Services for the Elderly Istockphoto
  • Innovative procurement •  SILVER: Supporting Independent LiVing of the Elderly through Robotics •  The objective is to establish and execute a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process to run a cross-border PCP call for tender •  The aim is to identify new technologies and services to support the independent living of the elderly •
  • New Forms of MediaUrban media screens Stadi.TV, the voice of Helsinki people Workshops and education on media production
  • Stadi.TV •  Citizen media platform: provides new means for resident involvement •  Increases city’s transparency -HelsinkiKanava •  Content production education & workshops: boosting media literacy & skills of the residents •
  • Public screens in Helsinki •  New media for interactive services •  Wayfinding, visualization and information •  From the Urbanflow –consept to action – •  Numerous pilots on the interactive media screens in the downtown Helsinki
  • New tools for democracy   Lehtikuva:RoniRekomaa •  Open, decentralised social networking platform for large-scale collaboration •  Created with citizens movements, civic innovators and developers •  Testing and piloting in Finland, Iceland and Spain •
  • Branding the Baltic Sea Region as one unity •  Baltic metropoles increasing the Baltic Sea Region’s competitiveness by branding it as one unity •  Attracting investors, tourists & talents to the region •  Accelerating the identity building dialogue in the region •  Awakening interest in the common good of the Baltic Sea Region •
  • Growth Services Tailored for SME's business needs For internationalization of SMEs Steady track record Expertise in coaching Kuva:Helsinginkaupunginaineistopankki,CommaImageOy
  • Growth Coaching •  Offers an additional tool for promoting diversity and dynamic development •  No business area or age limitations for companies •  Has been developed in co-operation with businesses, low bureaucracy •  Produced by Forum Virium Helsinki for City of Helsinki Economic Development Kuva:Helsinginkaupumgimaineistopankki
  • •  Project partnerships & networking •  Cooperation & benchmarking - projects, cities, companies, communities •  Active member of European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) •  Decision-makers & investors –Lobbying, project funding •  Partner of EIT ICT Labs network Promoting international  networks of the City of Helsinki Kuva:Thinkstock
  • Forum Virium Helsinki Unioninkatu 24,FI- 00130 Helsinki Tel +358 10 387 2700