Future City Challenge 2018 competition has started! The goal of this competition is to find new innovative solutions and applications to simplify the everyday life of the citizens. The competition is aimed at companies, start-ups and students who are interested in solving city challenges. The best solvers in the competition win awards.
The teams must registrate to the competition by 3rd of December and the entries submitted no later than 31 January 2018. The competition is arranged by IBM, Digita and Etteplan and the challenges are offered by the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Oulu, Jyväskylä and Tampere.
Developing the city of the future through realistic cases. Future City Challenge provides IoT technologies for developers.
IBM, Digita and Etteplan are organising the first nationwide competition in Finland to design innovative solutions and applications that make everyday life in cities easier. Cities taking part in the competition are Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Jyväskylä and Oulu. The challenge is estimated to impact around 2 million citizens in Finland.
The competition is aimed at companies, start-ups and students interested in resolving city challenges.
The goal of the Future City Challenge 2018 competition is to find new innovative solutions and applications to simplify the everyday life of the citizens. The competition is aimed at companies, start-ups and students who are interested in solving city challenges. The best solvers in the competition win awards that enable a flying start to new business models. The registration for the competition started on 1 November 2017 and the entry must be submitted no later than 31 January 2018.
The Kick Off event for the challenge will be arranged on 22 November from 9 a.m.
Consultant Heidi Enho got excited about delving into open data resources when the Power BI application was released in 2015.
The visualization of Eurovision Song Contest winners throughout time, Alko’s interactive product catalog, Helsinki Region Transport’s passengers on a map, … Sulava Ltd.’s consultant Heidi Enho’s data hobby does not end with the office door closing at the end of the day. Most of her data visualizations have been done in her free time with Microsoft’s new Power BI application.
Geographic information expert Faris Alsuhail uses a quickly developing, free and open source geographic information software in his own hobby projects as well as professionally.
One of HRI application gallery’s most active data enthusiasts is geographic information expert Faris Alsuhail. Using open data from Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Alsuhail has developed several apps; including an app for Northern Lights and apps for finding the nearest pubs or ATMs in Helsinki. His favorite tool for handling geographic data is the free and open source geographic information software QGIS.
One of the main target groups of Helsinki Region Infoshare service is definitely students. HRI has had good cooperation with the Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences in Helsinki Region during the last years. This autumn HRI had a great cooperation with the Application Development Project course organized by the Metropolia University of Applied Science. The aim of this course is to create a proven business case with the developed application. The contribution of HRI was to enhance the utilization of open data in these business cases and applications.
Are you looking into transforming your business, services or customer base? Could open data bring much needed added value to either your business or directly to your customers?
Now it’s the perfect time to grasp the many opportunities on offer from the six largest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku, Oulu)!
1. Valueable data is waiting for your use!
Your business already has completely free access to datasets opened up by the six largest Finnish cities and other public administrative bodies.
Do you want to create an application that helps the everyday lives of people living and working in the cities? Or help them actively participate in the development of their city? Or do you have ideas about how digital services could help organisations base their decisions more and more on accurate information? Now is your chance to get creative!
Open data idea and solution competition starts now!
The six largest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu) want to support the development of new user based services by arranging an open data innovation competition.
As most of us know, coding is a busy business. New ideas, feature requests, crucial hotfixes, standard bugfixes and a number of other issues pile up in addition to planned projects and sprints. Therefore, when developing an API for your own use, you are usually satisfied once you get it to work the way you want, and move on to the next pressing thing to do. After all, we are using our own API, why should we bother with systematic specification and documentation of the features we know and are able to check from the source code whenever we want?
Well-formed data at rest is as close to perfection in programming as it gets. All the crap that had to happen to put it there however..
Rufus Pollock from Open Knowledge Foundation visited our Helsinki ❤︎ Developers meeting during OKF’s MyData conference. He introduced us to the idea of frictionless data; making open data easier to discover, use and understand. Basically is a way to describe data using machine readable, yet lightweight and even human writable format based on JSON and bundles it alongside a universally supported format for data: comma separated file, CSV.