Cultivating urban innovations


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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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Cultivating urban innovations

  1. 1. Forum Virium Helsinki New service innovations –in cooperation with companies,public sector organizationsand citizens. Pauliina Smeds, 30.4.2012
  2. 2. ContentsKuva: Olli-Pekka Orpo 4 2 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: City Service Development Kit & Open Cities project 6 6 2.  Pioneering the Open Data movement in Finland: Helsinki Region Infoshare, Apps4Finland, Open Helsinki 3.  Other Smart City projects 8   4.  Wellbeing: New solutions for healthcare: e.g., Kuva: Katja Virta Piloting Future Homecare, Healthy Borough Programme 5.  Collective School: Encouraging pupil engagement 6.  New Forms of Media: Stadi.TV & Urban Media Surfaces Kuva: Olli-Pekka Orpo 7.  Growth Coaching: supporting internationalisation of SME’s 8.  Other themes: International Networks and CooperationKuva: Susanna Ollila with World Design Capital Helsinki 2012   3 7
  3. 3. New service innovations   in cooperation with companies,public sector organizations and citizens. Forum Virium Helsinki is a member of the City of Helsinki Group.
  4. 4. 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: a4gpas photostream
  5. 5. VisionHelsinki metropolitan area is the capital of digital services in Europe. Partners and members ofForum Virium Helsinki have created remarkable new business and growth.
  6. 6. CultivatingUrbanInnovations
  7. 7. Harnessingtheinnovationcapacity ofthe entireurbancommunity
  8. 8. Anchor PublicCompanies Sector Member Companies
  9. 9. Focus AreasSmart City Innovative Procurements Innovation CommunitiesWellbeing Growth CoachingNew Forms of MediaExpected:Environment & Sustainability
  10. 10. City Service Development Kit SmartOpening uppublic data Open Helsinki City City as an interface International harmonization
  11. 11. CitySDK• Toolkit for developing digital city services: opening up and harmonizing city interfaces, processes and standards• /CitySDKHelsinki  
  12. 12. Open – a data catalogue summing up the sources of open data in Europe•  Boosting innovation by opening up and utilizing public data sources•  Open Cities App Challenge• Kuva: HKI kuvapankki / Seppo Laakso
  13. 13. 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 dataDatakuvat: –  Learning by doing –  Sharing the lessons learned
  14. 14. Opening uppublic dataWhy?•  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
  15. 15. Apps4Finland competition Encourages  citizens to develop new ways to utilize open data h:p://    Kuva: Olli-Pekka Orpo
  16. 16. An emergingtrend: datavisualization•  Illustrates the data and makes it more perceivable• visualisointiblogi/    – Data visualization examples and tools Datakuvat:
  17. 17. World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 Open Data one of the main themes More information: openhelsinki.fiKuva: Teppo Hudson
  18. 18. Vision: Digital City Card
  19. 19. Smart Badge ofOpen Europeans •  800 badges used by competitors and staff in European Sailing Championships 2011 in Helsinki; data on the badge read with NFC enabled smartphone. •  All the end-users were Kuva: Suomen Purjehdus ja veneily content with the service
  20. 20. Increasingsafety indaycarecentres•  Nappula pilot: testing new ways to ease everyday operations and to increase safety in daycare centres•  Presence monitoring and reporting•  Implemented with mobile phones and RFID tags
  21. 21. Smart Cityguiding you Kuva: Susanna Ollila
  22. 22. Walk andFeel HelsinkiDigitally guidedroute for cruise passengers•  To attract cruise passengers to get acquainted with the City of Helsinki•  Signposts with digital tags, access to information on Helsinki with mobile phone Kuva: Susanna Ollila
  23. 23. Wellbeing Healthy Borough ProgrammeHealth servicesbrought to the people Piloting Future Homecare Encouraging pupil engagement
  24. 24. Challenges facing the public healthcare Citizens are ageing, the demand for healthcare services rises Large amount of the workforce will reach retirement age At the same time with the growingshortage of helping hands, there is an acute need for new solutions & improvements in effectiveness
  25. 25. Healthy Borough Programme The HealthStand by the City of Helsinki Health Centre •  One of the pilots testing services brought to the places where people are •  The HealthStand as an ongoingKuva: Kimmo Brandt service in Itäkeskus Shopping Centre to support independent preventive healthcare •  Health counseling, sharing of Kuva: Kimmo Brandt information
  26. 26. New Forms Urban media screens of MediaStadi.TV,the voice ofHelsinki people Workshops and education on media production
  27. 27. Stadi.TV •  Open, local & social media •  Citizen media platform: provides new means for resident involvement • •  Increases transparency HelsinkiKanava •  Content production education & workshops:Kuva: Kalle Kuisma, m-cult boosting media literacy & skills of the residents
  28. 28. Media Master Plan•  Examines business opportunities, as well as content related possibilities of digital media screens•  Trials: e.g., urban screen pilot on the wall of the department store Sokos in downtwon Helsinki and Helsinki Tourist Studio’s media surfaces implementation Kuva: Kaisa Eskola, FVH
  29. 29. Growth CoachingFor internationalizationof SMEs Tailored for SMEs business needs Expertise in coaching Steady track record Kuvat: Olli-Pekka Orpo
  30. 30. Promoting the international networks of the City of Helsinki •  Project partnerships  & networking –Cooperation & benchmarking: projects, cities, companies, communities –  Active member of European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) •  Decision-makers & investors –Lobbying, project funding Kuva: Olli-Pekka Orpo •  High quality research –New information, insight & foresight
  31. 31. Thank You!