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June 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Time: 14.6.2018 klo 9.00-12.00
Place: Microsoft Flux (
Korkeavuorenkatu 35, 00130 Helsinki)
Register by 10th June

Have you heard about IoT Forge, SynchroniCity Open Call for SMEs, or HSY’s LoRa network? Don’t worry, we will tell you.

We have collected together some very interesting offerings for SMEs and you will hear about them in same time in our morning coffee meetup.

In June, the open call of SynchroniCity project will be launched. SMEs can get funding to demonstrate the scalability and replicability of IoT based smart city solution in 2 European cities. There is possibility to get funding for 6 months piloting up to 300k€. The focus areas are Sustainable Mobility, Environment & Wellbeing, Citizen Engagement, and Open Theme. The solution should be pre-tested and near the market or already on the market.
During the event, you can get more information on the Open Call. Submission of your application is possible till September 2018. The replication of your solution in SynchroniCity cities is to take place from February to September 2019.

In addition HSY (Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority) will tell about the upcoming LoRa network  for testing purposes for the owner cities, start-ups, researchers and other non-commercial users, and the IoT Forge Foundation will present a new IoT development laboratory run by experts in productizing IoT equipment.

Join us!


9:00 Coffee
9:30 Welcome
9:35 SynchroniCity Open Call for SMEs – Get up to 300k to pilot your smart city solution in Europe, Kaisa Sibelius, Forum Virium Helsinki
10:15 LoRa network in Helsinki, Timo Vakkilainen, HSY
10:30 5G and IoT overview, Kimmo Kettunen, Nokia
10:45 IoT Forge – Supporting companies in productising IoT innovations, Matti Hellgren, IoT Forge Foundation
11:00 Thank you and networking

Please register by 10th of June. There is only limited number of seats.

PS. If you are not able to attend you can also visit in IoT Summit on 31st of May to hear about SynchroniCity open call.

The event is co-organized by The City of Helsinki’s Innovation Unit Forum Virium Helsinki and the Internet of Things Meetup group.

FVH’s IoT program develops data collection methods in Helsinki. The work is based on the transparency of data and the IoT ecosystem. The aim is to make Helsinki the best possible framework for using the Internet of Things. In addition to the development, Helsinki provides opportunities for experiments with several different sensors and platforms as well as the LoRaWAN and 5G networks.

SynchroniCity is a EU Horizon 2020 program  to develop a digital single market in Europe. Totally 3 M€ funding is available, for 80% funding of the project, with different amount for different participants.
For more information https://synchronicity-iot.eu/open-call/


June 14, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Microsoft Flux
Korkeavuorenkatu 35
Helsinki, 00130 Finland


Forum Virium Helsinki