City of Helsinki & Mobility Lab Helsinki
Helsinki’s testbed for smart mobility
Helsinki is the Capital of Finland and a functional urban region of about 1.5 million inhabitants. The city’s objective is to be a captivating location for innovative start-ups and the most attractive knowledge hub for companies.
Helsinki’s vision is to be the world’s most functional city. Being functional also applies to economic and business policies: providing a well-organized, reliable and predictable operating environment. Thanks to agile experiments and new initiatives, Helsinki has also become a smart mobility thought leader and a frontline piloting city.
The entire city is developed as a platform for experimenting and creative business activity. Apart from automated transport and MaaS, Helsinki is also investing heavily into opening up of public data, bringing about new, additional solutions to the innovation portfolio.
Mobility Lab Helsinki is the city’s testbed for smart mobility. It facilitates piloting and development of smart and digital solutions that enforce smooth, safe and sustainable mobility in Helsinki and beyond. The city, together with its innovation company Forum Virium Helsinki, helps companies and researchers with novel technologies and services in finding an urban place for practical testing, collaboration with local stakeholders as well as engaging residents as test users.