The AWS In Spotlight Webinar Series

AWS In Spotlight Webinar Series gathers experts from governments and organizations of all sizes to discover the benefits of using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to scale, innovate, and drive efficiency to achieve your digital transformation objectives.

Digitalization with machine learning and artificial intelligence

The first webinar of the series explains what kind of value ML and AI bring to the citizen services and society:

Using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) brings value to organizations, citizens, and our society. Join this session and hear from government organizations who use the power of ML and AI to analyze and improve existing services through automation and create new citizen services for real time response to inquiries and requests for support.

Neil Mackin, Technical Business Development Manager, AWS
Timo Lehtonen, Senior Data Scientist, Solita Oy

Register here. 

Maritime automation and autonomous surface ship (MASS) framework for Regulation and Ethical AI

Welcome to virtual workshop on “Maritime automation and autonomous surface ship (MASS) framework for Regulation and Ethical AI” and to experience showroom of solutions on 1st of December 2020 at 1 to 4 pm EET (UTC +2).

The event will be arranged by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland in cooperation with ITS FinlandBusiness Finland and OneSea Ecosystem Leader DIMECC Ltd as a side event to high-level conference on Safe-Smart-Sustainable: What is the real future of autonomous ships? – held by the European Union Commission in cooperation with NFAS Norway in 30 November.

About MASS

The workshop aims to bring together leading countries, organizations and companies to work further the objectives and long term vision for regulative framework of maritime automation and autonomous shipping and to respond the expectations of Ethical AI use and accountability within these systems.

Along with sharing results of recent studies and strategies, the workshop invites participating organizations and companies to share their insights from ecosystemic PPP cooperation and trials to help solving concrete regulative challenges. Roundtables in the workshop will include topics eg. on MASS definitions, performance criteria, accountability in legislation and company culture, legislation needed, transparency and traceability as well as development of third party validation and certification.

Who are attending MASS?

The event gathers decision makers and experts around the world as well as a wide cast of EU parties and regulators working in the field of autonomous maritime.

Register to the workshop via this link

Virtual Showroom opportunity for companies and businesses

At the Virtual Showroom companies and businesses have an opportunity to showcase their latest innovations around autonomous and sustainable maritime.  In the virtual stand companies have the opportunity to share materials and videos, engage in virtual face-to-face conversations with the event participants and listen to the keynote speakers online.

The virtual showroom is free of charge for the companies taking part.

For more information about the showroom, contact:

Sanni Remonen
Marketing Communications, ITS Finland


13.00 Workshop opening
Saara Reinimäki, Director, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Automation Unit

Strategic plan on transport automation including legislation, maritime transport
Anne Miettinen, Senior Ministerial Adviser

13.15 Industry’s perspective on legislation
OneSea Ecosystem Lead Ms Päivi Haikkola

13.30 Study on Charting Regulatory Frameworks for Autonomous Maritime
Henrik Ringbom, Mika Viljanen, Jussi Poikonen, Saara Ilvessalo, Centrum Balticum

13.45–16.00 Workshop

RAAS online event by RAAS – Rethinking Autonomy and Safety ecosystem

Invitation to a RAAS online event

To wrap up the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment funded RAAS project (2018-2020), RAAS – Rethinking Autonomy and Safety ecosystem welcomes you to join the RAAS online event!

In this online session, we will:
1) present the RAAS ecosystem results and impact,
2) discuss relevant industrial topics related to RAAS’s four verticals (aviation, maritime, work machines, and road traffic), and
3) show some of the future plans related to RAAS.

Please, register by 24th of November at 12:00 via this link


13:00 Moderator’s welcome (Laura Ruotsalainen / University of Helsinki)
13:05 RAAS ecosystem and its impact (Hannu Karvonen / VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd)

Domain-specific presentations:
13:30 Aviation | ”Towards a Digital European Sky” (Alain Siebert / SESAR JU)
13:45 Maritime | ”Marine Tractor Beam – Intelligent Fairway” (Jere Laaksonen / VTT SenseWay)
14:00 Short Break
14:05 Work machines |  ”Intelligent Ports” (Pekka Yli-Paunu / Cargotec & Kalmar)
14:20 Road traffic | ”Road towards automation” (Eetu Pilli-Sihvola / Traficom)

14:35 RAAS-related future plans (Hannu Karvonen / VTT)
14:55 Webinar closing words (Laura Ruotsalainen / Univ. of Helsinki)
15:00 Webinar ends

Read more about the event and get to know the speakers on RAAS Website.

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.

Register here



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.

Read more on the event website.

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.