Programme

From Competition to Collaboration: How the six biggest cities in Finland teamed up and succeeded in smart city development

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6Aika is the joint strategy of the six largest cities in Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu), ongoing between 2014-21. Together, the cities have tackled the challenges of urbanisation, evolving towards ever smarter and inherently human-centric cities. With over 50 projects implemented, the cities together with companies, residents and R&D&I organisations have worked on themes related to e.g. circular economy and energy efficiency, learning, smart mobility and employment and competence.

What will you learn in this session?

  • How to open the city as a platform for companies and their service development?

  • How to create and nurture innovation culture in city organisations?

  • How to encourage decision-makers in cities to utilize technology and digitalization?

  • How to facilitate the ecosystem work in practice?

Who should join this session?

  • People in charge of business development in cities
  • City Mayors
  • Directors of city strategies, smart cities and operational development
  • Companies looking to innovate with cities
  • Representatives of R&D&I organisations

This session is moderated by Ms Eija Hämäläinen