Helsinki Smart Region promotes smart activities

Helsinki-smart-regionSmart means a well-functioning everyday for a city’s inhabitants. A smart region is a place where everything works. Join us in creating the smartest region possible.

The Helsinki-Uusimaa region has in recent years applied the concept of Smart Specialisation in the development of the region. It is an innovation policy which suggests every country and region should recognise and choose its own strengths and emphasise the chosen areas in its future efforts and investments.

The smart specialisation strategy for Helsinki-Uusimaa has been approved by the Regional Board in 2014. The strategy has been revisited and its focus is redirected in order to even better serve the region. This update of the strategy has been approved by the Regional Board in 2017.

What is Smart Helsinki?

Helsinki Smart Region is an ongoing process facilitated by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council specialising in technology, wellbeing, cleantech and digitalisation. Different players from the whole Helsinki region - business, cities, public sector, research, education centres, start-ups and the citizen - create smart innovations and tests together. 

The aim is to double the effects of the regional innovative potential and to create international partnerships and establish different forms of EU cooperation. website shows the best examples from the region and links new partners from all over Europe. The @HelsinkiSmart twitter account is a base for news about smart cases and people in the region. We regularly fund projects which implement the smart specialisation.

You can contact these people and discuss your own ideas for possible collaboration. They look forward to your call! Or do you want your smart project concerning the Helsinki region to be presented on the site? Send us a message! We are happy to promote your smart initiative in our channels.



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