CANCELLED: TRA2020

CANCELLED: Moving forward with Greater Helsinki – see you at TRA2020!

Helsinki, 27-30 April, 2020

Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre

TRA2020 conference in April 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Read the TRA conference’s announcement for more details.

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Do you have a service or a solution that can speed up the development of future mobility? Join us at TRA2020 and we’ll share what Finland and Greater Helsinki offers for you in terms of business and piloting opportunities.

If you are looking for the most innovative region in developing your smart mobility solution, look no further. Home of MaaS, frontrunners in autonomous driving and hub for top piloting opportunities, Greater Helsinki and Finland are leading the mobility revolution. This is the place where public and private sector, academia and citizens co-create the coolest innovations together.

Come to Transport Research Arena TRA2020 and learn what’s happening in the mobility sector at the moment and how to grow and develop your business. We will tap you into the local ecosystem, introduce you to the most relevant contacts and give you a jump start in exploring the best opportunities the Greater Helsinki has to offer for your business. Learn more about our services.

We know the week will be jam-packed with interesting program. Take a look at our top picks and highlights of the week below. We’ll keep updating the list during the build up to the event.

For the full conference program and to buy your ticket visit traconference.eu

Program suggestions for the week

Stay tuned for updates!
The program is subject to change.


Monday 27 April

Helsinki stand in the exhibition area

12:00-19:00 Meet HBH and the Greater Helsinki mobility ecosystem experts

12:30-13:30 Pitching session

  • 12:30-12:40 Smart maritime ecosystem in Finland and Greater Helsinki, Maria Hartikainen, Helsinki Business Hub

Other conference program

15:15-16:45 Strategic session 2: Cities’ and citizens’ action in reducing environmental impacts of transport

17:00-18:30 Scientific and technical sessions 4: City stories on sustainable and clean mobility

  • 266 Carpooling potential and barriers: results and lessons learned from piloting in Espoo / Mr. Juho Kostiainen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
  • 993 How to halve the greenhouse gas emissions from traffic – strategic measures in Helsinki region / Mr. Heikki Palomäki, HSL Helsinki Region Transport Authority, Finland

17:00-18:30 Scientific and technical sessions 5: Green shipping and clean ports

  • 906 Sustainability of port operations: the European ports’ attempts to reduce negative environmental impacts / Dr. Ville Hinkka, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
  • 1135 INTENS – Integrated energy solutions to smart and green shipping / Mr. Guangrong Zou, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

19:00-20:30 Welcome reception by the City of Helsinki at the Helsinki City Hall (requires registration)



Tuesday 28 April

Helsinki stand in the exhibition area

8:00-19:00 Meet the Greater Helsinki smart mobility ecosystem experts

8:30-10:00 HBH Breakfast session: Main drivers for future mobility in Finland – sustainability, data and energy

  • Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities (European Commission). What are the key factors that will drive the development of future mobility solutions on air, road, rail and sea? What roles do private and public organisations and people play in this transformation? A distinguished panel will discuss these topics after which there will be time for networking. Registration for the breakfast session will open soon.

12:00-13:00 Pitching session

  • 12:00-12:10 Finland is leading the autonomous driving revolution, Helsinki Business Hub

Other conference program

8:30-10:00 Scientific and technical session 7: Clearing roadblocks for mobility as a service

  • 502 Driving disruption: MaaS as a socio-technological change / Dr. Milla Wirén, University of Turku, Turku School of Economics, Finland
  • 657 Risks needing more research before MaaS becomes widespread / Dr. Eric Bruun, Kyyti Group, Ltd., Finland

15:00-16:30 Scientific and technical session 18: Collaborative urban planning and stakeholder engagement

  • 154 Impact assessment and participation in the Helsinki region land use, housing and transport plan – success stories and lessons learnt / Ms. Mette Granberg, HSL Helsinki Region Transport Authority, Finland

17:00-18:30 Scientific and technical session 20: Service provision and quality

  • 140 Piloting the use of a passenger panel to improve public transport service quality / Mr. Antti Vuorela, HSL Helsinki Region Transport Authority, Finland
  • 1023 Procurement models for modular mobility ecosystem services / Mr. Juho Kostiainen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland

19:00-23:00 TRA conference dinner and networking event (registration required)



Wednesday 29 April

Helsinki stand at the exhibition area

8:00-19:00 Meet the Greater Helsinki smart mobility ecosystem experts

12:00-13:00 Pitching session

  • 12:10-12:20 Smart mobility ecosystem in Finland and Greater Helsinki, Helsinki Business Hub

14:45-15:45 Pitching session

  • 14:45-14:55 The future of transportation is green, Helsinki Business Hub

Other conference program

10:30-11:30 Plenary session: Infrastructure as an asset – are we there yet?



Thursday 30 April

Helsinki stand in the exhibition area

8:00-16:00 Meet the Greater Helsinki smart mobility ecosystem experts

12:30-14:00 Pitching session


Other conference program

8:30-10:00 Scientific and technical session 45: Innovation for multimodal society

  • 858 Smart mobility co-innovation: aligning research activities for stakeholder needs / Mr. Juho Kostiainen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland
  • 1129 Towards growth, employment and exports – a case study of MaaS as platform business / Dr. Heidi Korhonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland

10:00-10:30 Poster presentations: Public-private partnerships

  • 265 Accelerating autonomous public transportation by public-private partnerships / Ms. Renske Martijnse, Forum Virium Helsinki, Finland

10:30-12:00 Strategic session 10: Transition to a new era: enhancing the deployment of innovative mobility solutions in cities

13:30-14:30 Plenary session: Staying competitive and seizing the opportunities

Contact us before TRA2020

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Let us help you expand your smart mobility business!

We look forward to meeting you at the TRA conference.


Helsinki Business Hub is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region. We help foreign companies to set-up their business, grow and develop in Greater Helsinki. Come talk to us and we’ll tap you into the Greater Helsinki smart mobility ecosystem!




Olivier Bonfils
Senior Business Advisor, smart mobility

+358 50 367 3406
olivier.bonfils@hbh.fi

Sonja Malin


Sonja Malin
Senior Business Advisor, smart mobility

+358 40 017 5636
sonja.malin@hbh.fi

Marko Tamminen


Marko Tamminen
Senior Business Advisor, Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility

+358 40 848 7046
marko.tamminen@hbh.fi

Maria Hartikainen


Maria Hartikainen
Senior Business Advisor, smart maritime

+358 40 483 9904
maria.hartikainen@hbh.fi

For media

We will arrange a tailored visit for a limited group of  accredited media representatives. See the preliminary program and apply.




Vera Hallikainen

Media contact


Vera Hallikainen
Marketing Communications Specialist

+358 50 527 5815
vera.hallikainen@hbh.fi

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CANCELLED: TRA2020 media visit

CANCELLED: Deep dive into smart mobility in Greater Helsinki at TRA2020!

Program for selected media

Helsinki, 27-30 April, 2020

Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre

TRA2020 conference in April 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Read the TRA conference’s announcement for more details.

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Home of MaaS, frontrunner in autonomous driving and a hub for top piloting opportunities, Greater Helsinki and Finland are leading the mobility revolution. This is the place where public and private sector, academia and citizens co-create the coolest innovations together.

During Transport Research Arena TRA2020 we will arrange tailored program for approximately 1 or 1,5 days for selected, accredited media representatives to learn about the mobility ecosystem of Greater Helsinki and Finland and showcase some of the top innovations. You can take part in the whole program or the parts you find interesting.

See the preliminary program topics below and register (limited number of participants). Also, please don’t forget to submit your accreditiation application to the conference.



Preliminary program

The program, dates and schedule will be finalised closer to the event. We reserve the right to make changes.


Introduction to Mobility as a Service in Greater Helsinki

Greater Helsinki is the home of mobility as a service. What does this mean in practise, where are we now and what does the future hold for MaaS? You will have a chance to talk with some of the key players in this area and see the maas services in action.

Visit to Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab

Future mobility solutions are developed, piloted and scaled in Greater Helsinki in tight cooperation with the public and private sector, academia and residents. Jätkäsaari residential district is the hub for future mobility development. The visit includes an introduction to the daily operations, collaboration with the locals, and the lessons learned of Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab and witnessing the Mobility Lab in action by taking a tour of the area. You will have a chance to interview some of the key people.

Visit to Smart Otaniemi

The capital region aims to be carbon neutral by 2035 and is actively seeking for new, sustainable solutions also for the mobility sector. Smart Otaniemi is an ecosystem dedicated to finding new solutions to renew the energy sector. The visit includes an introduction to the ecosystem and an opportunity to interview some of the key people.

Ride in an autonomous bus

FABULOS is a three-step pre-commercial procurement (PCP) project that aims to deliver a proof-of-concept for automated last-mile public transport as part of the existing transport system. The autonomous buses from the project are riding around the TRA event arena. You will have the opportunity to take a test drive and interview the key people of the FABULOS project.

Introduction to smart maritime in Greater Helsinki

Helsinki is one of the maritime capitals of the world. The region is especially focused on smart maritime and marine tech. The legislation is favorable for new experiments, and the city and government are actively investing in programs boosting for example the development of autonomous solutions. We will host an introduction to the smart maritime ecosystem of Greater Helsinki.

Helsinki stand at TRA2020

The Helsinki stand brings together public, private and academia players from the mobility sector. Meet also HBH’s experts there, we’ll tap you into the local smart mobility ecosystem!

The stand will be full of interesting program throughout the week, schedule will be published closer to the event.

See the full TRA congress program and accredit


Registration


Fill out the form to let us know if you are interested in taking part in the media visit. We are able to accommodate a limited amount of accredited media representatives. The visit is targeted to business and industry medias. We will inform and share the detailed program and schedule with the selected media representatives closer to the event.

Fields marked with a * are mandatory.




Read our data protection description to learn how we handle your data. The registration data will be disclosed with our partners Helsinki Marketing and Transport Research Arena organisation, and with the organisations we will be hosted by.


Helsinki Business Hub in short

We look forward to meeting you at the TRA conference.


Helsinki Business Hub is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region. We help foreign companies to set-up their business, grow and develop in Greater Helsinki.

Vera Hallikainen

Questions?

We help foreign companies to find business opportunities in Greater Helsinki. All needed information and contacts to the Greater Helsinki ecosystems are just one phone call away.

Vera Hallikainen
Marketing Communications Specialist

+358 50 527 5815
vera.hallikainen@hbh.fi


Contact Helsinki Business Hub


Contact Helsinki Business Hub

We’re happy to help you with any questions about our services, opportunities in Greater Helsinki for your business or related queries!

For general queries about Helsinki Business Hub, our services, what opportunities Greater Helsinki can offer for your business or anything related, contact us by filling out the form. We will get back to you within the next couple of days.

And of course, you can always get in touch with any one of our experts.

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ITS World 2019

Explore the smart mobility ecosystem of Greater Helsinki at ITS World Congress

Singapore, 21-24 October, 2019

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

The Finnish capital region is a global pioneer in developing future smart mobility solutions and services.

The Helsinki Business Hub smart mobility team will be in Singapore for the ITS World Congress – and we want to meet you! Come and learn how to grow and develop your mobility business in the most innovative region in the EU, Greater Helsinki. We will tap you into the ecosystem, introduce you to the most relevant contacts and give you a jump start in exploring the best opportunities the region has to offer for your business.

The Nordic Pavilion at the exhibition center is our base. The pavilion is filled with activities during the week: presentations, meetings and matchmaking opportunities. It brings together Nordic mobility providers, local authorities, political leaders, research institutions and intelligent transport system technology providers.

We look forward to meeting you in Singapore!



Program for the week

Mark your calendar, we look forward to meeting you at any of these occasions!


Monday 21.10.

Place: Exhibition Hall, Level 4, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

17:00-19:00 ITS World Congress Welcome reception

Place: Finnish Ambassador’s Residence

19:00-21:00 Finnish Ambassador’s reception with pitching – invitation only

The Finnish ITS delegation brings together Finnish startups and Singaporean and international companies, investors and partners. This event is invitation only. If you would like to join, please contact the Embassy of Finland at riku.makela@formin.fi. The event is organised by Nordic Innovation House and Embassy of Finland in Singapore.



Tuesday 22.10.2019

Place: Nordic Pavilion, booth 97

Our team is at the pavilion all day ready to meet you. We also invite you to come and hear our short pitches and join us for a reception and networking at the end of the day.

13:00-14:00 Pitching session: Multimodal transport in a smart city

  • MaaS ecosystem in Greater Helsinki, Sonja Malin, Senior Business Advisor, Helsinki Business Hub

15.30-16.00 Pitching session: Maritime ITS / Rail ITS

  • Smart Maritime Ecosystem in Greater Helsinki, Vera Hallikainen, Marketing Communications Specialist, Helsinki Business Hub

17:00-18:00 Reception and networking at the pavilion



Wednesday 23.10.2019

Place: Nordic Pavilion, booth 97

You can find our team at the Nordic Pavilion all day. Come, and have a chat!

16:00-17:00 TRA2020 reception



Thursday 24.10.2019

Place: Nordic Pavilion, booth 97

Our team is at the Nordic Pavilion all day, so drop by when it’s convenient for you. Come especially to hear the panel discussion about the ITS ecosystem thinking in the Nordic!

13.00-14.00 Panel discussion: ITS ecosystem thinking in the Nordic

  • Smart Mobility ecosystem in Greater Helsinki, Olivier Bonfils, Helsinki Business Hub

Place: Nordic innovation House Singapore

18:00-21:00 Nordic Smart Mobility Mixer event with business matchmaking – invitation only

Join us to learn more about the Nordic smart mobility solutions. You will also hear short pitches from 10 smart mobility companies from Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Estonia. The event is invitation only. If you would like to join, please contact Nordic Innovation House Singapore at sg@nordicinnovationhouse.com. The event is organised by Nordic Innovation House and Embassy of Finland in Singapore.


Contact us before ITS World

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Let us help you expand your smart mobility business!

We look forward to meeting you at the ITS World Congress.


Helsinki Business Hub is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region. We help foreign companies to set-up their business, grow and develop in Greater Helsinki. Come talk to us and we’ll tap you into the Greater Helsinki smart mobility ecosystem!



Olivier Bonfils
Senior Business Advisor

+358 50 367 3406
olivier.bonfils@hbh.fi



Sonja Malin
Senior Business Advisor

+358 40 017 5636
sonja.malin@hbh.fi

Vera Hallikainen


Vera Hallikainen
Marketing Communications Specialist

+358 50 527 5815
vera.hallikainen@hbh.fi


For media

For interviews please contact:

Olivier Bonfils, Senior Business Advisor, tel. +358 50 367 3406 // olivier.bonfils@hbh.fi

Sonja Malin, Senior Business Advisor, tel. +358 40 017 5636 // sonja.malin@hbh.fi

Material request:

Vera Hallikainen, Marketing Communication Specialist, tel. +358 50 527 5815 // vera.hallikainen@hbh.fi

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Pilot program between Israel and Finland

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Pilot program between Israel and Finland

Bringing the leading innovation ecosystems together

Pilot program between Israel and Finland


Finland and Israel are both leading innovative economies that have put technology and innovation at the core of their economy. The pilot program is a milestone bringing the Finnish and Israeli ecosystems together.

The program is led by the Israel Innovation Authority and Helsinki Business Hub. It will provide funding and free-of-charge matching services for Finnish and Israeli startups that would like to find a partner in the respective country to pilot their solutions.

The program will focus especially on (but not limited to) digital health, smart mobility and information & communication technologies.

Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology based services or methods, which have strong market potential. The call is open to Israeli and Greater Helsinki-based companies for the purpose of

  • co-developing
  • testing or piloting impactful technologies, products, services and/or devices
  • improving an existing process and/or
  • applying new process in particular technological areas.

The projects should always include one Israeli and one Finnish partner

Learn more about the program and the application criteria, and apply by visiting the Israeli Innovation Authority’s website.




Would you like to know more about the program and the possibilities in Greater Helsinki?

We help foreign companies to find business opportunities in Greater Helsinki. All needed information and contacts to the Greater Helsinki business ecosystem are just one contact away.

Miska Hakala
Director, Business Platform Development
+358 40 737 4697
miska.hakala@hbh.fi

Miska Hakala