Helsinki Smart Region
Kalasatama region, which was used as a power plant in the city, has been designed as a smart city region. It is aimed that 20 thousand people live and 8 thousand people work in the region called Smart Kalasatama by 2030. The city aims to go beyond the conventional public transportation system by enabling passengers to gain real-time mobility from their smartphones. Thus, it has been claimed that each citizen will save one hour a day thanks to smart traffic services.
In the region, different players from all over the region – big businesses and startups, public sector, research and education centers, together with people create smart innovations and tests.
The aim of the Helsinki Smart Region Initiative is to double the regional impact of research and innovation and to lead the use of innovative products and services.
The project focuses on four areas. Each theme consists of a collection of actors and stakeholders, skills, and projects. These; Urban Cleantech, Health, and Wellness, Digitalising Industry, Citizen City. Leading projects under each theme are funded by the Helsinki Regional Council.
Smart City Planning Skaftkärr Project: It aims to develop an energy-efficient residential area for 6000 people. Energy efficiency aspects have been integrated into all phases of spatial planning, new solutions and new ways of working has created and launched the energy efficient city planning in Finland.
Climate Streets Project: Climate Streets in the Helsinki capital region aims at urban sustainability where future low-carbon cities are adapted to the changing climate. Test sites are Iso Roobertinkatu in Helsinki and Tikkuraitti and Asematie in Vantaa. Energy efficiency, smart behavior and daily choices are encouraged to meet the needs of residents, homeowners and entrepreneurs. Fields demonstrate practical steps by piloting climate-friendly services and products.