One Sea is a high-profile ecosystem with a primary aim to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025. The collaboration gathers together leading marine experts and is a strategic combination of top research, state-of-the-art information technology and business. The work began in 2016, and the aim is to create an environment suitable for autonomous ships by 2025.
The companies and organizations collaborating in the ecosystem are forerunners in their respective fields and the knowledge they share sets them apart from other likeminded projects. The ecosystem ensures a well-researched, tested and highly capable autonomous shipping network.
The co-creation ecosystem will also set the course for new industrial standards. With the leadership, participation and steering from the One Sea Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem, the new standards will correspond with the targets of minimizing accidents, decreasing the environmental footprint of marine traffic, and advancing possibilities for new commercial ventures.
Our mission is to change the world for the better. We aim to radiate value for future mobility challenges using consulting, coding and design as tools to incite positive change. In 2017, we were chosen as the best workplace in Finland and the runner up to the best workplace in Europe. We pursue projects that have significant impact on both society and on the environment.
We help our customers bring new technologies from the drawing board into daily use. Our aim is to help organizations transform, stay current in the ever-changing environment and capitalize on new opportunities. We seek to build an increasingly functional and mobile future.
We are committed in helping our customers realizing digital opportunities. We have been accelerating versatile innovation projects within the transport sector in Finland. Whether it has been about renewing the traffic management ecosystem, enabling the switch to electric cars, transformation of global transport services or exploring the endless possibilities of Mobility as a Service. Our capabilities evolve and adapt continuously to match our customers’ needs – all around the world.
ITS Factory is innovation, experimentation and development environment, where companies and individual developers can research, develop, test and productize Intelligent Transport Systems and Solutions. ITS-factory stakeholders actively develop different parts of autonomous transport, such as automated feeder transport services and their operation towards an integrated public transport system.
City of Tampere is active in developing and boosting sustainable services such as Mobility-as-a-Service, demand responsive transport, payment & ticketing, Parking-as-a-Service, eMobility, automated transport services, intelligent tram system and drones as part of integrated mobility. City of Tampere is also a forerunner in opening traffic data, both static and real-time.
ITS Factory has active Public-Private Partnership cooperation between members on all levels and dozens of R&D projects in national and international level. ITS Factory’s goal is to produce business-oriented solutions for ITS and it also wants to support standardization.
ITS Factory is an open research, development, testing and data sharing network for the members.
Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency concentrates on planning, developing, and maintaining state owned road, rail, and maritime transport infrastructure and the coordination of transport and land-use. In addition, it is also responsible for arranging traffic control and winter navigation. FTIA will operate in the planning of transport systems as the primary partner of regional councils, municipalities, urban regions, and other players.
Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency deals with the service level of transport, thus promoting well-being in Finnish society and Finnish business competitiveness. FTIA’s task is to respond efficiently and responsibly to customer needs arising from changes in transportation and to produce a growth platform for society in the form of a functional and safe infrastructure. In addition, we do our part to promote development and responsible construction in the infrastructure field.
Sustainable and intelligent transport systemutilizing digitalization and intelligent transport solutions
City of Tampere has long history and is actively developing ITS systems and services. Big infrastructure projects like new city tram and Central Deck and Arena is urban scale development on top of existing railway tracks in the heart of the city offer a great platform to develop and implement new innovations. Goal is to add value to citizens everyday life, create new business opportunities to companies and to build sustainable city together with ITS Factory and Smart Tampere ecosystems. ITS Factory is an active business ecosystem that has operated in the region for a long time and has supported collaboration between different parties and the creation of new solutions. Smart Tampere is the strategic development programme of the City of Tampere for 2017–2021. These ecosystems consist of companies, universities, r&d organizations and public entities. Our goal is to make Tampere one of leading smart mobility cities and testing grounds in Europe.
Helping customers in the transition to sustainable, service-oriented and automated mobility
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. VTT drives sustainable growth and tackles the biggest global challenges of our time. VTT goes beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results.
VTT’s mobility and transport research foster the value driven, adaptive and responsible future mobility of people and goods. VTT provides applied research to more than 200 companies internationally, from standardized validation and development tasks to considerable ecosystem schemes. In European research ranking VTT is ranked 4th in Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme.
VTT develops solutions for its customers using the multidisciplinary approach, and integrating different sectors: smart services, cities, infrastructure, autonomous and connected systems, transport and mobility as well as data. VTT has unique equipment and facilities for research on machines and vehicles, enabling the creation of entirely new innovations and the further development of existing machinery, vehicles and transport systems. These research facilities cover an extremely broad range of experimental research on everything from components to systems level simulation. Engine and vehicle laboratory research is suitable for passenger cars as well as heavy-duty vehicle up to 60 metric tons to develop energy efficiency, emissions, reduction, use of 2nd generation biofuels, electric powertrains, energy storages, vehicle fleet and route simulation.
Business Finland is the most important innovation funding, internationalization and invest in organization in Finland. The Smart Mobility Finland program by Business Finland supports Finnish companies to benefit from the changing transport sector and attracts international players to join Finnish ecosystems.
Main focus areas for the program are digital ships, smart ports, automotive industry, MaaS, smart forest industry logistics, smart rail, trams and drones.
The services for Finnish companies include innovation funding, internationalization services e.g. trade missions, networking and market intelligence.
For foreign companies the program provides invest in Finland services for finding the best partners, joining and building ecosystems and testbeds and setting up R&D in Finland.