The Employed Labour Force and Regional Gross Domestic Product in the Helsinki Region in 1990-2007 Moving annual avarage Source: Statistics Finland City of Helsinki Urban Facts 2
The vision for Helsinki RegionThe Helsinki Metropolitan Area is a dynamic world-class centre for business and innovation. Its high-quality services, based on the combination of artsand science, creativity and adaptability, promotethe prosperity of its citizens and bring benefits to allof Finland.Helsinki Metropolitan Area Advisory Bord,16 November 2004Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa 3 4
RESEARCH Living Labs are real life development platforms for… R&D …testing the services with user communities in their own living environment BUSINESS … open and co-creative innovation Living Labs …involving the user communities in the development processes …resulting in more acceptable solutions and better success rateOriginal info:Jarmo Suominen, UIAH
Forum Virium Helsinki mission –the Forum of the Forces Future digital services are created by corporations, R&D institutions and the City of Helsinki in the Forum Virium Helsinki cluster. Forum Virium Helsinki is a platform for open, market-driven innovation, located in the metropolitan area, Forum Virium Helsinki acts as a matchmaker between partners. The activities build on actual future concepts.
Embedding Designin LifeEmbedded design is a human centred approach influencingall aspects of life.Embedded design embraces finding solutions for citizen’sneeds and ensures that innovations are accepted by people.Embedded design is a method to realize the dream ofsustainability.
We are expecting remarkable longrun effects on the following areas:1) Improving the organising capacity of the Helsinki region.2) Making the city smarter so that social services andinfrastructure will give every citizen an opportunity for bettereveryday life.3) Making Helsinki more attractive internationally.4) Many Helsinki-based and Finnish companies are able tomake use of the WDC Helsinki status in their local andinternational business operations.