Helsinki is Finland’s largest business and population hub. Most of Finland’s growth companies and corporate headquarters are located in Helsinki. The city’s goal is to promote its functionality, attractiveness and sustainable growth, and to find solutions to globally and regionally significant challenges.

Companies can develop smart mobility and logistics solutions in the testbed activities of the city. These activities are also a method for companies to receive Finnish market references. Visit the Mobility Lab Helsinki website for project results and to learn more about development and piloting opportunities for smart mobility.

The Urban Environment Division is responsible for the development of transport in the City of Helsinki together with other stakeholders. The urban environment division handles traffic planning, traffic management and parking. The Economic Development Department represents the city in ITS Finland. Department´s goal is to ensure that the business perspective is taken into account in transport and land use decisions and in national and EU policies. The department promotes business-friendly piloting of mobility solutions.

Several other stakeholders also work towards improving transport in the city. These include f.ex Stara (road maintenance work and logistics), Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd (rail (rail and ferry traffic) and the City’s innovation company Forum Virium Helsinki (RDI projects and digitalisation). Helsinki Partners, in turn, helps foreign companies invest in and relocate to Helsinki.