Forum Virium Urban Lab

Find you future: Breakfast at the Kalasatama Urban Lab

Getting there

Join us for a breakfast at the Urban Lab! Breakfast at the Kalasatama Urban Lab serves you the newest examples of smart buildings, energy efficiency and sharing economy. In the end of the visit we invite you to join for a walk around the developing neighbourhood. The excursion is hosted by innovation company Forum Virium and Helsinki Business Hub.

Smart Kalasatama, a brownfield district in Helsinki is a vivid Smart City Urban Lab to co-create smart & clean infrastructure and services. Smart Kalasatama is developed flexibly and through piloting, in close co-operation with 200+ stakeholders including residents, companies, city officials and researchers. Kalasatama district will offer a home for approximately 25,000 residents and jobs for 10,000 people by 2035. Currently, there are 4,000 people living in the area. The vision of Kalasatama is that smart services save one hour of citizen’s time every day.

Join us to enjoy:
8.30-9 climate friendly breakfast
9-11 talks and chats
11-12 walk-around in Kalasatama

Registering beforehand is required, we can host max. 40 people.

More info about Smart Kalasatama:

More info about Helsinki Business Hub:

Planning to continue your journey from Kalasatama? You can ride metro to city centre in 10 minutes, metro + train to airport in 45 min, taxi to airport 30 min approximately.


Finavia Helsinki Airport

Bus transportation from Summit Venue Paasitorni at 9.30
Bus transportation from Airport to Helsinki  at 12.30, estimated arrival time at Helsinki around 13.30

Visit FINAVIA Helsinki Airport’s new extension, Aukio
Kindly remember to take your passport with you. 

Finavia invests in the customer experience at Helsinki Airport. The central element of the forest-inspired plaza is a LED screen that is seventy-five metres in width and two metres in height. This combination of special technologies is unique on a global scale”, says Heikki Koski, Chief Digital Officer at Finavia.

According to Koski, digitalisation is not the point, but the benefits it brings. For example, automation as a part of the new ultra-modern security control helps make the security check process smoother and faster as well as ensuring sufficient capacity.

“In developing the security control, the focus has been on fostering a good employee experience, because content staff ensures a good customer experience. We included security officers in the design process and made improvements to the ergonomics and equipment of the lines based on their feedback”, Koski says. 

Examples of new technology in the security control include an automated Smart Lane X-ray line, full body scanners and remote reading of X-ray images.

Read more here.



Helsinki's 3D City Models 

Location: Helsinki City hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki


The city of Helsinki has published two next generation 3D city models of Helsinki: a semantic city information model and a visually high-quality reality mesh model.  

The city information model allows users to perform a variety of analyses focusing on energy consumption, greenhouse gases or the environmental impacts of traffic, for example. The reality mesh model can be utilised in various online services or as the basis for all kinds of design projects, such as planning the exit routes and the locations of performance stages and sales stalls for city events, for example. The models are available as open data. 

The Helsinki city model is connected to Helsinki Region Info share, which provides open data.

In addition, Helsinki has developed climate and energy atlas to help the building owners to make decisions based on sustainable development and renewable energy potential.

Read more about Helsinki City Model here.



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