Urban3 residents

Meet the residents of Urban3

Urban3 community and space is hosted by KIRAHub and serves as a homebase for 12 organisations.

Ecosystems

KIRAHub

We are a non-profit association and transparent ecosystem boosting sustainable digitalization of the built environment.

“KIRAHub was founded from the need to break the silos of the built environment and bring actors together to promote the renewal of the industry. The ongoing transformation is also a transformation of the traditional industry boundaries. We need transparent and inclusive platforms where innovative ideas can easily be turned into reality. Urban3 is here to bring people, their passions, their needs, and their competences together.”

Contact

Teemu Lehtinen

CEO
+358 40 456 6108, teemu@kirahub.org

Mobility Launchpad

Mobility Launchpad is operated by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences through Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility project, together with project partner Forum Virium Helsinki. Operating is funded by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council from European Regional Development Fund.

Mobility Launchpad project helps startups and SMEs to pilot new solutions and grow their smart mobility business. Project by Forum Virium Helsinki and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is funded by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council from European Regional Development Fund. Mobility Launchpad is part of Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab testbed.

“In Urban3 we have a great showroom and meeting space for enhanced collaboration and visibility, joint events and networking in the Helsinki ecosystem.”

Contact

Raimo Tengvall

Project Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki
+358 40 629 7744
raimo.tengvall@forumvirium.fi

Ville Arffman

Project Manager, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
+358 40 620 3998
ville.arffman@metropolia.fi

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab supports innovation and business development by enabling tests and pilots in the urban environment whilst operating with a strong network of partners and creators. We assist companies and researchers in testing and developing smart and digital mobility solutions on the streets of Helsinki, with real users. Our undivided attention is on smooth, safe and sustainable mobility.

Our offering includes:

  • Agile piloting programme
  • Smart infrastructure
  • Test users
  • Jätkäsaari test area
  • Networks

“Urban3 is a venue for new ideas. The new ecosystem enables co-creation and collaboration between companies and actors from different fields.”

Contact

Juho Kostiainen

Coordinator – General contact point
+358931036535
juho.kostiainen@hel.fi

 

Janne Rinne

Project Manager
+358 40 682 0050, janne.rinne@forumvirium.fi

 

Matias Oikari

Project Planner
+358 40 664 8877, matias.oikari@forumvirium.fi

GeoForum Finland

GeoForum Finland is a network established in 2020 that enables the growing benefits of location intelligence in society. The network develops cooperation between the geospatial industry and organisations using spatial data; companies, public administration, educational and research institutions.

“The build environment is the biggest consumer of geospatial data. As the need for geospatial data and services is also constantly growing, it is of great value for the GeoForum members to work together with a wide number of actors in the building industry. GeoForum wants to be an active contributor to the Urban 3 ecosystem in sharing information and building connections over different industries.”

Contact

Juha Saarentaus

Executive Officer
+358 400 413 025
juha.saarentaus@geoforum.fi

 

Elina Ranta

Communications Officer
+358 41 537 9229
elina.ranta@geoforum.fi

MyData Global

MyData Global is an award-winning international non-profit. The purpose is to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data.

“MyData is bridging people and organisations aiming at a fair, sustainable, and prosperous digital society for all. In this society, people get value from their data and set the agenda on how their data is used. In this society, the ethical use of personal data is always the most attractive course of action for organisations.

A well functioning Real Estate and Construction Sector is an essential part of a prosperous digital society. The use of personal data is elemental there, so we wish to take part in the development of ethical, ecological and economic sustainability.”

Contact

Teemu Ropponen

General Manager
teemu@mydata.org

Open Knowledge Finland

We promote opening and usage of open knowledge and advance the development of open society in Finland. Open Knowledge Finland (OKFI) is a registered not-for-profit association and part of the wider international Open Knowledge network.

Contact

Tarmo Toikkanen

Executive director
tarmo@okf.fi

 

Elina Ranta

Communications Officer
+358 41 537 9229
elina.ranta@geoforum.fi

Innovators

AEC Business // Urban 3 Media Lab

We are communication specialists for the real estate and construction industries. For over two decades, we have served clients in Finland and internationally. We help industry trailblazers build and grow their business through effective communication. We provide online communication projects and create written, video, and audio content.

“Urban3 is a perfect place for us to connect with like-minded individuals and companies who want to innovate and develop solutions for a better built environment.”

Contact

Aarni Heiskanen

Managing Director
+358 40 730 4812, aarni.heiskanen@aecbusiness.fi

 

Granlund // Urban 3 Sound Lab

Granlund is an innovative company focused to improve the wellbeing of buildings and its occupants. Granlund focuses on the entire building lifecycle delivering modern energy and sustainable solutions and services. Urban3 Sound Lab is offering easy access AV-design and consultancy as well as sound and light design.

“Urban3 ecosystem allows to collaborate with companies in our industry but also in other industries that we don’t usually get to interact with. Also, it functions as a testbed to experiment and showcase our solutions and prototypes.”

Contact

Francisco Forns-Samso

Digitalization Manager,
+358 40 6309071,
francisco.forns-samso@granlund.fi

Aki Päivärinne

Sound Designer
+358 50 33 75750, aki.paivarinne@granlund.fi

Davor Stjelja

Senior Consultant
+358 45 669 4015, davor.stjelja@granlund.fi

Timo Muurinen

Senior Designer / Group leader (TeM)
+358505147544, timo.muurinen@granlund.fi

Platform of Trust // Vastuu Group

Platform of Trust is enables data to flow from any environment or system to any application or interface. Our vision is the horizontalization of data in the built environment – that all data in the value chain is able to add value every single day. The compatible data can be used to monitor and optimize a building’s resource and energy consumption, indoor conditions, occupancy level, and maintenance throughout the building’s life span. Our mission is bringing DIY to enable data owners and users to direct their own futures. We will achieve this through open-source methods to liberate data without any compromise to privacy, security, property.

Platform of Trust is part of Vastuu Group. At Vastuu Group we create a better and more sustainable life for people and the environment through reliable data.

“We strongly believe that a more sustainable built environment means better living conditions for us all. This is why Platform of Trust and Vastuu Group are excited to be a part of the Urban3 ecosystem. Together with the ecosystem, we can bring new and innovative digital solutions to the industry.”

Contact

Roope Pajasmaa

Partner Director
+358 50 365 8351, roope.pajasmaa@oftrust.net

 

Oi Oi // Urban 3 Visual Lab

At OiOi, we create meaningful, immersive, interactive and digital installations in physical spaces. These different elements make the space visually attractive and very experiential. Users can control the content displayed in the space with their gestures, touch or their smartphone. The installations can also respond to sound and music and use open data sources. Our latest breakthrough solutions are for the well being, daycare, healthcare and elderly-care sectors.

Visual Lab is offering Smart Space solutions and consultancy for Urban3 ecosystem.

“We are pioneers and explorers of the Smart Space – uniting the digital and physical world. That way being part of Urban3 is a match made in heaven :)”

Contact

Sami Kämppi

Co-founder
+358 40 820 4561
sami@oioi.fi 

Antti Kaukinen

Co-founder
+358 40 763 3095
antti@oioi.fi

 

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