Transport and infrastructure supporting society

Transport Research Finland 2020 will bring together the leading Finnish researchers in the fields of transport infrastructure and transportation. In one day, the leading research results are presented to the sector stakeholders, including funding agencies as well as decision- and policy-makers.

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Date: Wednesday June 10th, 2020 from 12 to 14 CET

Location: Webinar (Gotomeeting)

The webinar focuses on autonomous public transport on European level. How to ensure the role of smart mobility solutions in our cities? Join us to hear keynotes from experts, researchers and city officials providing facts and visions for the people designing the cities’ future. Get familiar with the speakers and register. Number of attendees is limited to 150.

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Webinar schedule 

Welcoming words
Jari Honkonen, Project Manager at Forum Virium Helsinki and Sohjoa Baltic -project

Part 1
How to run a business, based on driverless technology. Case Barkarby pilot.
Lars Polgren, Nobina Technology

Legal obstacles on the way to sound use cases for driverless transport
Matthias Hartwig, Head of mobility department, IKEM, Berlin: 

Learnings from autonomous pilots in Baltic Sea Region
Magdalena Szymańska, Project Coordinator at City Hall of Gdansk



Part 2

Artificial Intelligence and Energy efficiency in driverless transport
Mauro Bellone, Roboticist, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

Autonomous vehicles as a part of public transport system in Oslo
Vibeke Harlem, Director of Mobility Solutions

Is Your City ready?
Taina Haapamäki, Managing Director, FLOU, Helsinki


Closing words

Where we will fly after Covid 19? Helsinki Drone webinar

Welcome to the webinar on June 4th 2020, at 12.00-14.00 Helsinki time (GMT 10.00-12.00)

WUAVF Finnish chapter has the great pleasure of formally inviting you to the Helsinki Drone webinar 4th of June 2020.

The Helsinki Drone webinar brings together internationally recognized executives, leading experts, drone professionals, and manufacturers from all around the world to exchange and share their experiences.

Furthermore, the webinar panel will serve as a platform to conduct extensive discussions relevant to the UAV Industry,  co-operation enhancement, and partnership building.

Read more on the event website.


Do you have what it takes to reinvent your business to survive in the post-covid world? Outsmart your competition and join the leaders of the smart mobility revolution. Reserve your spot at the Green & Smart Recovery – Mobility 2.0 congress on Thursday 11 June 2020 10:00 – 16:00 (CET).

Green recovery, digitalization, automation, circular economy, sustainable investments. These are just a few buzzwords of the mobility sector, but do you really know how to harness these and turn them into a competitive edge for your mobility company? The new normal demands us all to rethink how we function. As people, businesses – and events.

Thus, we are not inviting you to your everyday smart mobility congress. Green & Smart Recovery – Mobility 2.0 is a unique 3D experience that puts you in control of your event journey. Suit up your avatar and explore the virtual world of smart mobility!

During one day, you’ll be able to:

…challenge the views of global thought leaders in smart mobility, such as:

  • Timo Harakka, Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland
  • Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of the City of Helsinki
  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of European Parliament
  • Dr. Tara Shirvani, Lead – EBRD Community of Practice for Disruptive Technologies
  • Morten Kabell, co-CEO of European Cyclists’ Federation and former Mayor of Technical and Environmental affairs of Copenhagen
  • Sampo Hietanen, CEO, MaaS Global
  • Jacob Bangsgaard, CEO, Ertico
  • Teppo Rantanen, Executive Director of economic policy, competitiveness and innovation, City of Tampere
  • Topi Manner, CEO, Finnair
  • Salla Ahonen, Vice President Sustainability, Neste
  • Elias Pöyry, CBO, Virta
  • Harri Santamala, CEO, Sensible4

…pick the brains of the most innovative Finnish mobility companies in the 3D expo theme rooms:

  • Carbon Neutrality and Resource Efficiency
  • Seamless Intermodality and Connectivity
  • High Automation through Refined Data
  • Smart Mobility in Smart Cities

…brainstorm with potential new partners, clients and financiers from around the world as well as network and let loose with like-minded people during the virtual afterparty of a lifetime with DJ RNo.

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Don’t wait any longer – join the mobility revolution!


The event is free of charge. Registration is open until Wednesday 10 June 2020.

The event is organized in cooperation with:


Physical inactivity is a major social concern of late-modern lifestyles. In order to boost physical activity by increasing the share of healthy mobility (i.e. walking and cycling), joint actions across various domains are required.

This webinar brings together perspectives of sustainable mobility, health and physical activity promotion, community planning, consumer research, business model development and futures studies. We will feature a panel of internationally acknowledged experts and local practitioners to discuss the obstacles and actions to support healthy mobility.

Towards Healthy Mobility webinar is hosted by the STYLE (Healthy Lifestyles to Boost Sustainable Growth) research project and the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. STYLE is funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.

Read more and register on the event website.

ECOCITY FORUM – Digital Solutions for 1.5 Degree Cities and Citizens

Dramatic changes in consumption patterns and dominant lifestyles are required to address the climate emergency successfully. We can no longer wait to act. Governments and businesses must provide infrastructure, products, and services that enable citizens to live more sustainably. These changes need to happen now because household carbon footprints must drop far below half within just one decade to keep global warming within 1.5 degrees.

Ecocity Forum Lahti 2021 is gathering makers, users, and promoters of digital tools, which can accelerate the transition to 1.5-degree cities and citizens.

  • Apps, digital tools and information systems to accelerate 1.5-degree cities and citizens
  • The world’s first personal carbon trading program demonstrated
  • Carefully curated regional and international speakers and panels
  • Interactive and participatory sessions and workshops
  • Green delegate package
  • Virtual delegate package
  • Field trips, networking, social events


Read more and sign up on the event website.

RAAS – Strengths of an ecosystem for developing autonomous systems

Do you want to be a forerunner in autonomous systems, gaining new business opportunities? If yes, join the webinar on Monday 27th of April 2020 at 15.00–17.00 (GMT+3), organised by RAAS, the Research Alliance for Autonomous Systems. You’ll get an overview of the RAAS innovation ecosystem and the most important research topics related to RAAS’s four verticals (road transport, maritime, UAVs, and working machinery), and hear a panel discussing how to design ethical and safe autonomous transportation. Join by 24th of April at noon here:

In this online session, we will:

1) present the RAAS innovation ecosystem and communicate how it is leveraged for achieving ambitious goals,
2) discuss the most important research topics related to RAAS’s four verticals (road transport, maritime, UAVs, and working machinery), and
3) have a panel discussing how to design ethical and safe autonomous transportation.

#HBHAdvisorsLive: Q&A session for mobility and maritime sectors

Businesses are going through turbulence, but people and goods need to move in the future too. To help mobility and maritime companies navigate through these times, Helsinki Business Hub will arrange a live Q&A webinar on Tuesday 28 April, 2020 at 10am (GMT+3).

What are the technologies, services and enablers that will keep the wheels turning? To which direction we need to turn our focus to keep afloat? What are the prerequisites and instruments that are essential to mobility and maritime companies to keep their business running? Or is there something else in your mind?

HBH Advisors are online to answer your questions and to share the most recent market insights and opportunities with you. The webinar is mainly targeted to foreign owned mobility and maritime companies, but Finnish owned companies are welcome to participate as well.

Register and send questions beforehand

To be able to address the questions and themes most important to you, HBH would like to hear from you beforehand. Were you for example going to attend the Transport Research Arena and were looking forward to a specific theme? Or were you in the middle of setting up, expanding or exploring piloting opportunities your business but don’t know how to continue?

Read more, register and submit your questions on Helsinki Business Hub’s website.

Webinar: Achieving Sustainable Micro-Mobility

Is micro-mobility helping or hurting our cities? In the past few years, micro-mobility services have been arriving at unprecedented speed and scale to cities that are oftentimes ill-prepared to manage them. In these early years of micro-mobility, the metrics used to describe the programs are limited to general statistics which can make it difficult to measure how well the program is meeting a city’s goals, and almost always impossible to compare one city to another.

Achieving Sustainable Micro-Mobility aims to identify strategic goals of a sustainable micro-mobility program that can be shared amongst all cities. It also identifies practical key performance indicators (KPI) that can be used to assess its strengths and weaknesses.

Ramboll organises a webinar where Pekka Stenman, Traffic Engineer at the City of Tampere will share Tampera’s experiences with micro-mobility and how they will proceed in the future. He will be joined by Ian Sacs Market Manager Smart Mobility and the main author of the report who will present the main findings and how cities can apply the 12 goal framework.

Read more and sign up on the event registration site.