KIRAHub - the innovation ecosystem of the built environment in Finland
KIRAHub is a multifaceted and transparent ecosystem of the real estate and construction industry. Our vision is to make Finland the forerunner in the sustainable digitalization of the built environment.
We progress sustainable digitalization economically, ecologically and humanely in the built environment. Together we grow the scale of conversations, bring more points of view to them, help progress and produce the ideas born from these conversations and aid in bringing new innovations to the forefront of the entire global industry.
We’ve gathered a wide array of ways to participate in our activities and in the digitalization of the built environment on our website. Join us in getting inspired, sharing knowledge and creating a better future for all of us!
OUR LATEST EVENTS (IN ENGLISH)
AI IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Artificial intelligence is also a big topic in the built environment sector. KIRAHub is a part of the EU-funded Finnish AI Region innovation hub in the Helsinki capital region. Digital innovation hubs are part of the European Union’s new Digital Europe program and help companies develop products, processes or services using digital technologies. FAIR supports companies especially in expertise services related to artificial intelligence, augmented reality and cyber security, and the quality of its services is ensured by a strong partnership. KIRAHub brings the artificial intelligence learning path of the built environment to the FAIR complex. Our services include a free and industry-wide AI for Built Environment online course, an Artificial Intelligence Accelerator course tailored to companies and other organizations, as well as various events and other content production.
What would you as an actor in the construction industry want to co-operate on? Or is there something you need assistance with? Below you can see a portfolio of our past projects and find examples of the different things that we do. The future isn’t handed to us – we need to make it together. That’s why we’re open to trying new methods and ways of working. Hopefully we get to be inspired and excited with you and build a better world!
Stay up to date on the digital development of the industry and learn more!
Broaden your network, find customers and make partnerships.
Experiment, develop solutions in joint projects and scale up with growth funding.
Share knowledge, tell success stories and claim the title of a forerunner!
Events & workshops
The breakthrough of the construction industry has brought forward many interesting stories – we provide a platform for sharing all of them. Our goal is to lift up industry actors, ease the entire industry’s learning process and share inspiring experiments and success stories. The breakthrough is a chance to turn the entire industry to a better direction.
WDBE UPDATES // Meet our keynote speaker!Meet Dr. Pallavi Mohan, Senior Scientist and Solutions Architect at NVIDIA AI Technology CenterAarni Heiskanen interviews Dr. Pallavi Mohan, NVIDIA’s Senior Scientist and Solutions Architect and a keynote speaker at WDBE 2023....
WDBE UPDATES // WDBE Talks episode 28 releasedDigital Twins for a Sustainable Future with Dr. Pallavi Mohan of NVIDIAIn this episode of WDBE Talks, Aarni Heiskanen interviews Dr. Pallavi Mohan, a Senior Scientist and Solutions Architect at NVIDIA. They discuss...
WDBE UPDATES // Meet our keynote speaker!Meet Marzia Bolpagni, Head of BIM International at MaceMarzia Bolpagni will be a keynote speaker at WDBE in September 2023. In this interview, we learn about her passion for modernizing the construction industry to become more...
WDBE UPDATES // Meet our keynote speaker!Meet Michelle Xuereb, the AEC Sustainability InnovatorThe world faces a climate crisis, and the built environment is key to mitigating and adapting. Michelle Xuereb, the Director of Innovation at BDP Quadrangle, sees innovation...
WDBE UPDATES // Meet our partner!Simulation-Powered Planning for Sustainable Building Projects with Pyry Haahtela, COO Haahtela TVDThe sustainability of a construction project should not be an afterthought but a crucial consideration from the start. Pyry Haahtela, the...
WDBE UPDATES // WDBE Talks episode 27 releasedFrom Objects to Sustainable Experiences with Michelle XuerebIn this episode of WDBE Talks, Michelle Xuereb, the Director of Innovation at BDPQuadrangle, shares her insights on sustainability, innovation, and new approaches...
What are the latest local and global events in digitizing the built environment industry? We share the most exciting news here on our website – tell us about yours and we’ll add it to our calendar! We also welcome events to our Urban3 space, which doubles as a studio and arena for the built environment ecosystem.
Urban3 – the meeting place of our ecosystem at the Maria01 innovation cluster in Helsinki invites the entire industry to innovate, get inspired, share and network together. The space has facilities and equipment to organize events, meetings and workshops, both physically and virtually. The space also doubles as an open testing platform for digital solutions relating to the industry and the Showroom presents digital innovations for the built environment to our stakeholders relating to various themes.
Urban3 is the best place to meet Finnish ecosystems working with Urban Innovation. If you are planning a delegation trip to Finland – don’t hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
URBAN HUB EUROPE
KIRAHub actively collaborates with other ecosystems promoting urban innovation development nationally and internationally. We also established a network of European hubs named Urban Hub Europe, the purpose of which is to facilitate cooperation between the network’s operators, as well as easy access to the market for members. The World of Digital Built Environment WDBE Summit serves as the network’s official annual gathering platform. In addition to KIRAhub, Urban Hub Europe consists of Estonia’s Estonian Digital Construction Cluster, Denmark’s BLOXHUB and ConTech Lab, Germany’s Munich CoLab and Spain’s Smart City Cluster.