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The Helsinki Smart Region highlights the smart expertise in Helsinki-Uusimaa. Our smart innovation strategy for the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region brings together the actors from both the cities and the countryside for impactful research and innovation activities under the overarching theme of Resource Wisdom.

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News

International comparisons: Well-being, educated population and ability to innovate are regional strengths in Helsinki-Uusimaa

27.9.2021

In 2020, Helsinki-Uusimaa was ranked the 2nd best region by the EU Social Progress Index (EU-SPI), used by the European Commission. The region is also competitive; the European …
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Significant drop of 12 % in Helsinki-Uusimaa climate emissions 2020

10.9.2021

Compared to 2019, preliminary data by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE show a climate emission reduction of 12,1 …
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New guide by Helsinki Brain & Mind helps with navigating the Helsinki Metropolitan health innovation ecosystem

1.9.2021

Helsinki Brain and Mind, a neuroscience network promoting neuroscience research and innovation, has published a new guide, Health …
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Themes

Citizens’ city

The citizens in Helsinki-Uusimaa are active, creating together with companies and cities agile, user-focused services and solutions. The region is a world leader in making data public and using it to create new businesses. Helsinki-Uusimaa is big enough for systematic development of significant technologies and social innovations, and small enough to make it feasible in practice, too. This theme covers areas such as transportation, housing, urban planning, and healthcare.

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Citizens’ city

Climate neutrality

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2035. A transition to a low carbon society requires significant changes to our infrastructure, mobility, and built environment. The Helsinki Smart region is a major operator in developing the most ambitious clean technology in the world, and we have the proven capacity to develop new service models. Climate neutrality theme covers areas such as circular economy solutions, new forms of energy, bioeconomy innovations and new materials.

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Climate neutrality

Industrial modernisation

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region produces various configurable products using for example industrial IoT and mobile technologies. We develop leading edge technologies for future industry and processes. In Helsinki-Uusimaa there is a broad innovation activity in different fields of strategic value chains such as self-driving vehicles, smart health, hydrogen technology, and cyber security. Areas covered by the theme include, for example, new industrial processes, health technologies, robotics, and travel.

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Industrial modernisation

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