Together 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. The cities involved in the competition are Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Oulu, Jyväskylä and Tampere. Each city will provide the competing teams with several real-life challenges.
Participants will be granted access to the cities’ open data with the support of Etteplan’s leading IoT expert organisation. Digita will provide participants access to Digita’s IoT network that is based on the nationwide LoRaWAN technology, and IBM will offer the IBM Cloud innovation platform that includes features like the IBM Watson artificial intelligence and IoT platform. In addition to this, participants will have access to the latest tools and resources, and the support of a project team.
The competition is aimed at companies, start-ups and students interested in resolving city challenges. Create your team of people with business and technology skills and creative problem-solving abilities. Participation in this competition does not imply any further commitments, as the cities and teams will negotiate the ownership of any solutions separately.
The competition will kick off in Espoo on Wednesday 22 November. Registration for the competition has ended.
We will also be at Slush – come and talk to us there!
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Here are the winners from each city category and the winner of the entire competition. Congratulations to all!
Team Heads’n Tails
Read more here
1st Prize – 4 000 €
2nd Prize – 2 000 €
Team SLK – Air Watch
3rd Prize – 1 000 €
Team Kielo Innovators
Team Ryhmä Rämä
Honourable mention: Team HAMK/Enermix
Place: Urban Mill at Startup Sauna, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E [map]
Programme: Launch of the competition
|8.30 – 9.00||Registration & breakfast|
|9.00 – 9.05||Welcome|
|9.05 – 9.20||Opening (Tuula Antola, Director for Economic and Business Development, Espoo)|
|9:20 – 9:50||Panel discussion (Executives from IBM, Digita and Etteplan)|
|9:50 – 10:05||What is the Future City Challenge made of?|
|10:05 – 10:55||Introducing the city challenges (Espoo, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Vantaa)|
|10:55 – 12:00||Meet the representatives from cities and organizing companies at their stands|
Thanks for your interest! The competition has ended on January 31.
Find out who the winners are at our final event on February 14 at Helsinki City Hall!
Sign up here >>
Instructions for technical implementation and coaching sessions details are available here. Spar your ideas with city representatives. Technical support personnel are available to help with any difficulties in implementation. Technical support site >>
Register for the Kick-off event in Espoo on Wednesday 22 November to learn about all the challenges! Below are some tasters: