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Ultrahack competition. Photo: Veeti Haapsamo.

Year 2019

London TechFest innovation event main award to Helsinki

The City of Helsinki's Kalasatama Digital Twins project won the international Cities Visionary Award, as well as the Judges’ Supreme Award, which is the main award of the entire event, at the TechFest event arranged in London at the end of September. A digital twin means a way of planning, testing and building products and services in a virtual environment before the physical production phase. The award shows that Helsinki’s persevering work to make use of new technology in the City’s services and development has been recognised and acknowledged widely by professionals around the world.


Helsinki comes eighth in the IMD Smart City Index

Helsinki ranked eighth in the IMD Smart City Index among 102 cities that were reviewed. This year, the ranking was done for the first time. It was carried out by the IMD World Competitiveness Center’s Smart City Observatory and by Singapore University of Technology and Design.

IMD Smart City Index 2019

Helsinki in the top ten for governance and social cohesion in the Cities in Motion Index

In IESE Business School’s international Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) for smart cities, Helsinki was ranked 22nd in the total city index. The ranking was the same as last year. This time, the ranking included 174 cities.

Helsinki improved its ranking considerably when it comes to international outreach and mobility and transport. The ranking in the human capital category improved a bit as well. The rankings in governance, social cohesion, urban planning and technology dropped.

IESE Cities in Motion Index 2019

Helsinki the third best City in the world for startup companies, a company that helps startups with networking, sees Helsinki as the third best City for startups. Praise was given, among other things, to the groundbreaking companies Supercell and Rovio, the financial and networking support offered to startups and the smart solutions that benefit the business world. Helsinki was behind Berlin and Tel Aviv in the ranking.

The Best 50 Cities for a Startup in the World

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