Wednesday 24th of August from 14h00 to 15h30
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.
Start-ups, SME’s or other smart service, living lab methods
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
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
Veera Mustonen, Forum Virium Helinki