Forum Virium Helsinki (FVH) is a non-profit enterprise owned by the City of Helsinki and founded in 2006. As part of the City of Helsinki Group, FVH is an innovation unit playing a key role in developing and implementing the Smart City and Open City strategies of the City of Helsinki. Helsinki has been recognised as one of the top six smart cities in the Europe in the 2014 European Parliament study “Mapping the European Smart Cities”. Helsinki is among the ten fastest growing metropolitan areas in Europe. FVH implements the Helsinki smart city strategy in the new urban development projects, coordinating the development of the Kalasatama Smart City District, open data at Helsinki Region Infoshare, future mobility test bed at Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility Lab, and other initiatives.
FVH has a long track record in European projects. It is the coordinator of the 6Aika – Open and Smart Services strategy of the six largest cities of Finland (ERDF, 110 MIO), coordinator of FABULOS – robot bus pilot - project (Horion2020, 7 MIO), coordinator of Select4Cities – IoE platform for smart cities – project (Horizon2020, 6 MIO), business model WP leader in FINEST TWINS (H2020 Widespread), partner in EMPOWER and MUV projects (smart mobility, H2020), WP leader in SILVER (FP7 PCP), CreateFI (FI PPP accelerator) and D-CENT (FP7) projects. It has coordinated the CitySDK (ICT PSP) with excellent reviews.