ITS Factory

City as a test area

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.

Watch a video about ITS Factory. – Carbon negative co-mobility provides shared mobility or co-mobility as we call it for businesses and real estate owners. We provide the solution on how to mobility can be both, more responsible and more fun. Currently, we serve businesses from start ups to multi billion euro corporations.

The turn key service consists of a dedicated fleet of ecological vehicles such as electric bicycles or electric cars, full service plan, insurances, software platform and full offset of the emissions. We are the first carbon negative mobility business in the world.

According to our clients, the key benefits of the service include emission reduction, cost savings with easier administration and improved employee experience.


Connecting the dots between data, technology and people

CGI is a global IT and business consulting company. We work together with our clients to develop services and IP with first-class customer and user experience.

Our transportation services for cities, authorities and private companies keep both people and goods moving in Finland. By combining data, technology and people, we create new business and innovation on land, at sea and in the air through our extensive ecosystem of clients and partners.

Pursuing to meet the emissions targets is everyone’s responsibility. We believe technology is key in achieving a greener future and with our services we are helping our clients act more responsible. Our logistics solution, IT4Cargo, cuts emissions from Finnish road logistics with optimization and enables up to 18 % lower carbon footprint in fuel emissions. Artificial Intelligence is harnessed for the environment, as our analytics solution for MacGregor warns of containers at risk of falling from the ship into the sea, enabling course changes before any damage occurs.


Building Trusted Digital Societies

Headquartered in Finland, TietoEVRY employs around 24,000 experts globally. The company serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. TietoEVRY’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm as well as on the Oslo Børs.

TietoEVRY provides mobility related software, consulting, product development and services for businesses and society in eg. following areas: fleet management, freight and logistics, IoT, maritime, passenger transport and road traffic.


Fleet management

Goodyear fleet management solution jointly with HERE Technologies

Freight and logistics

Hartwall optimization of logistics 


Helsinki region public transport ticket and information system

City of Tampere pedestrian safety Internet of Things solution


TietoEVRY is part of the ONE SEA high-profile ecosystem, which leads the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem. 

Passenger transport

Finnish regions public transport ticketing system

Road traffic

Jointly with the Finnish Transport Agency (FTA), the ELY Centre for North Savo and Valio, we test the use of a milk truck information system to survey roads.

City of Tampere

Sustainable and intelligent transport system utilizing 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.



Etteplan can design and implement digitalization solutions from sensors to data analytics, and from service design to integration of different critical systems and IoT devices. We master all relevant cloud technologies.

We have implemented for example car sharing services, applications for mobile refueling, solutions for charging electric vehicles and many other digital and mobile services for professional drivers and consumers. We create, integrate and maintain for example logistics, payment solutions, ERP, resourcing and route planning and optimization solutions.

We have a wide range of digitalization professionals from user experience designers to software architects and software developers. With Etteplan’s embedded software developers and test engineers we can design and implement anything to digitalize your business. Etteplan also offers digitalization services for technical information.

Our approach is always user driven, whether it is an app that is destined for the end user’s hands or as a tool for a professional user. Our solutions make use of the latest proven technology.

The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products. The company currently has over 3,400 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark, USA and China.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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.


The Smart City Company

Sitowise is a Nordic expert in the built environment with a strong focus on digitality. We design smart cities and spaces for living where daily life finds a sustainable foundation. We operate in three business areas: buildings and real estate, infrastructure and digital solutions.

Every day, our 2,000 experts from different fields join forces for traffic, infrastructure and buildings to provide the best setting for safe and carefree daily life.

We want to raise the bar on smartness and sustainability, which is why our vision is to be the most sustainable partner in developing a prosperous living environment.

A smart and safe living environment is based on a sustainable digital infrastructure. Together with our customers, Sitowise is leading the way towards the new era of digital built environment and mobility.

In mobility and logistics, we are focused to implement solutions especially for daily public sector personal and goods transportation schemes. Improved use of capacity, state-of-the art on-demand solutions with MaaS-integrations are our expertise.

  • Digital & Automated Dispatch Solutions for Mobility Operators​
  • Mobility & ​MaaS​
  • Infrastructure ​Asset Management ​
  • Logistics Research & ​Development Services​
  • Traffic Information Service Development & Consultation​
  • Virtual Model ​Services & ​Digital Twins​
  • GIS – Geographical Information Systems​
  • 5G & ​Smart Infrastructure​

Helsinki Business Hub

Your local guide to business in Helsinki

Helsinki Business Hub is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region. We help foreign companies to set-up their business, grow and develop in Greater Helsinki, which offers key business opportunities in (but not limited to) the following fields:

  • Information and communications technology
  • Health: personalized health & med tech
  • Smart & clean solutions, especially related to energy, circular economy, smart buildings and smart mobility
  • Hotel investments.

We’ll help you throughout your journey to Finland and the Greater Helsinki area – from the initial consideration to establishing and expanding your business. Turn to us, if you are looking for the best location for your business, co-operation with Finnish companies, deal flow from Finland or opportunities for expansion in Greater Helsinki. We provide you with the right information and contacts and identify the best growth opportunities for you.

Our services are always tailor-made for your business needs and are free of charge.


Smart ticketing for a smart future

PayiQ develops the award-winning Account Based Ticketing-as-a-Service platform PayiQ TaaS®. It enables smart cities, transport operators and event organizers to sell tickets through mobile devices and validate them. Tickets can be bundled into multi-modal trips or experiences combining transport, events and services. The platform also gathers data on usage and movement on behalf of the service provider to be used to improve customer experience and process efficiency.

Customers are more and more appreciative of simplicity while buying tickets and services through the device they always carry, the mobile phone. PayiQ offers an easy and reliable solution with multiple payment methods to choose from.

Our technology enables the creation of versatile and flexible ticket products with dynamic pricing. Ticketing, validation and payments are all in one solution. PayiQ TaaS® is easy and fast to implement and can easily be integrated into a third-party system. Today our technology is used in practically all major Finnish cities. PayiQ is leading the way to a smarter and more user-friendly world of transportation.