Finnish-Estonian Collaboration and Business Forum

Finnish-Estonian Collaboration and Business Forum

Päiväys ja aika
Date(s) - 30.03.2023 - 31.03.2023
11:00 - 15:00

Estonian Embassy in Helsinki


Cooperation between Finland and Estonia plays an important role in promoting the digitalisation of mobility and logistics. ITS Estonia and ITS Finland associations, together with cities and the public and private sectors, will organise a business forum.

The two-day event will bring together Estonian and Finnish mobility and logistics service providers and authorities to talk about cooperation. On the first day, March 30th, there will be a seminar and at the Estonian Embassy, and on March 31st we will continue at Maria 01.

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Smartly together towards sustainable mobility

 Venue: Estonian Embassy in Helsinki (Itäinen Puistotie 10, Helsinki) 

Date: Thursday, 30.03.2023.
Time: 11:00 -18:00.


11:30 – 12:00 Registration and light lunch

12:00 – 12:15 Opening of the seminar

  • HE. Sven Sakkov, Estonian Ambassador to Finland
  • Karri Salminen, Chairman of ITS Finland
  • Argo Verk, Chairman of ITS Estonia

12:15 – 12.40 Overview of the national strategies on smart and sustainable mobility in Finland and Estonia

  • Laura Eiro, Director General of the Data, Safety and Security Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland
  • Indrek Gailan, Head of Transport Development and Investments, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

12:40 – 13:25 Moving smartly towards sustainable mobility in the cities (big picture and multiple small steps towards implementation)

  • Ville Lehmuskoski, Executive Director, Urban Environment Division, Helsinki City
  • Andres Harjo, Executive Director, Transport Department, Tallinn City  
  • Mika Kulmala, project manager at Tampere City
  • Jaanus Tamm, mobility project manager at Tartu City Government

13:25 – 13:50 1 min pitching – round 1

  • Every participating organisation gets 1 min and 1 slide to present itself

13:50 – 14:20 Coffee break

14:20 – 14:45 Digitalisation as a strategy tool

  • “Mobility and digital society in Estonia”
    Argo Verk, Chairman of ITS Estonia, Ridango
  • “ITS strategy planning case: city of Tampere”
    Kimmo Ylisiurunen, Business Development Manager at Ramboll

14:45 – 15:30 Smart traffic infrastructure and traffic management

  • Janne Lautanala, Chief Ecosystem and Technology Officer at Finntraffic
  • Kristjan Duubas, Development Manager of ITS at Estonian Transport Administration
  • Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Product Owner, Digital Twin, Forum Virium Helsinki
  • Raimond Nõugast, Chief Specialist of Traffic Devices, Traffic Control Department of Tallinn City

15:30 – 15:55 Green transition and CO2 tracking

  • Sami Aherva, Director of Stara Logistics, Helsinki City
  • “TalTech GHG monitoring project” Kimmo Lylykangas, professor of architecture and the head of the Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies at TalTech

15:55 – 16:15 Intelligent City Logistics

  • Last Mile Autonomous Delivery ”, Gergely Horváth, Co-founder, Product Lead, LMAD  
  • “Innovative solutions in last mile deliveries in Tallinn Old Town”, Triin Sakermaa, project manager at Tallinn Strategy Center

 16:15 – 16:35 1 min pitching – round 2

  • Every participating organisation gets 1 min and 1 slide to present itself

16:35 – 16:40 Conclusions of the day

16:40 – 18:00 Networking dinner at the Embassy

19:00 – 22:00 Joint cocktails and networking at the city (place TBC)

Mobility Lab Helsinki

Venue: Maria 01 Campus (Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki)

Date: Friday, 31.03.2023.
Time: 13:00 -15:00.


13:00 – 15:00 Mobility Lab Helsinki

  • Ville Simola, CEO of Maria 01 Campus, Start-up Center
    • Quick overview of the start-up center
    • Mobility start-ups at the Maria Campus
  • Sustainable mobility expert at HSL, TBC
    • Multimodal services now and in the future (Public transportation – Micromobility – Cycling – Innovative mobility services)
  • Juho Kostiainen, Project Manager at the City of Helsinki
    • Overview of Mobility Lab Helsinki
    • Piloting new innovative solutions in the city
    • Smart city solutions and use of data
  • Introduction of Test in Tallinn, Tallinnovation and other innovation activities in Tallinn – Mark-Emil Talivere, Innovation Expert at Tallinn Strategy Centre
  • Mobility Lab Tallinn & FinEst collaboration, Matti Hämäläinen, Innovation Lead, Forum Virium
  • Hopes & dreams for future piloting themes – open discussion


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