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 // WDBE Talks episode 26 releasedThe Most Effective Way to Reduce Construction’s Carbon Emissions with Pyry HaahtelaWhat is the most feasible way to reduce construction’s carbon emissions? This was the question Pyry Haahtela and Aarni Heiskanen discuss in...
WDBE UPDATES // Meet our keynote speaker!Get to Know BJ Siegel: Former Apple Executive and Co-Founder of JunoDon’t miss BJ Siegel’s keynote speech at WDBE in September 2023. In this interview, we learn how he’s revolutionizing sustainable housing as a consumer...
WDBE UPDATES // WDBE Talks episode 25 releasedConstruction Tech Communication and WDBE with Aarni HeiskanenIn this episode of WDBE Talks, Vappu Id of KIRAHub interviews Aarni Heiskanen. They discuss communication, construction tech, and the World of Digital Built...
WDBE UPDATES // WDBE Talks episode 24 releasedProductizing Sustainable Urban Housing with BJ SiegelHow do you take the learnings from Apple’s way of innovating products and apply them to housing? On WDBE Talks, you’ll hear how BJ Siegel pivoted from Apple to follow...
WDBE UPDATES // Meet our keynote speaker!Meet Sebastien Michaud, VC at FoundamentalInvesting in climate-aware construction technology makes business sense, claims Sebastien Michaud, a venture capital investor. He will be one of the thought-provoking keynote speakers...
WDBE UPDATES // WDBE Talks episode 23 releasedTalking Climate-Aware ConTech Investments withSebastien Michaud In this episode of WDBE Talks, Aarni Heiskanen’s guest is Sebastien Michaud, VC atFoundamental. They discuss investing in climate through technology, the...
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 (email@example.com)
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.