Workshop: Agile Piloting to accelerate urban service development

This workshop is to LEARN and SHARE

When

Wednesday 24th of August from 14h00 to 15h30

Where

H-621

Objectives:

The objective of the workshop is to share methods, learnings and set-up of agile piloting. What are the benefits of involving SME’s as well as other stakeholders in the creation of new smart city services? We also want to raise discussion on the methods for collaborative co-creation of smarter districts and services and discuss and collect best practices.

The workshop is inspired by the Smart Kalasatama’s Program for Agile Piloting.

The new Kalasatama area of Helsinki is an experimental innovation platform to co-create smart urban infrastructure and services. Smart Kalasatama’s Program for Agile Piloting enables start-ups, SME’s or other smart service developers to test early service prototypes in real life conditions with real users.

Theme:

Start-ups, SME’s or other smart service, living lab methods

Description:

The new Kalasatama area of Helsinki is an experimental innovation platform to co-create smart urban infrastructure and services. The Program for Agile Piloting aims to experiment future services for the citizens together with startups, SMEs residents, and the public sector. The program provides a real life testbed for start-ups and other smart service developers. The program selects and procures small pilots for 1000–8000 euros. Solutions are developed and tested in Kalasatama Living Lab with the residents. Kalasatama Living Lab procures 20 service experiments during two years in 2015-2017.

Discussion topics in the workshop include

  • Benefits for different stakeholders involved
  • Philosophy of experimentation: accelerating real life tests of new ideas in smart city development
  • Feedback and learnings from other Living labs as a facilitated session in small groups

Draft agenda:

  • Presentation of Program for Agile Piloting
  • Presentation of current themes and pilots
  • Discussion topics
  • Learnings and sharing experiences from other living labs

Who should attend?

The workshop is targeted for people running or starting urban living labs and looking for collaborative methods to engage diverse stakeholders, especially SMEs. We wish to see participants from municipalities, NGOs, industry, SMEs and academia.

Capacity: 20 to 30 people

Session facilitators:

Veera Mustonen, Forum Virium Helinki