News from Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab, No. 3

Despite everything being tossed upside down, Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab is very much up and running. A big impact for Jätkäsaari has been the disappearance of ferry passengers. On the other hand, the area development projects haven’t been delayed, so not everything has halted!

While the lack of people moving about may reduce the immediate demand for some mobility solutions, the time can be well spent by looking towards the future, developing new ideas and planning for upcoming pilots. Perhaps more than ever, we are here to help you find ways to test your solutions in a real urban environment.

Some mobility related entertainment:

Networking - Virtual change of plans

While physical meetings are currently on hold, we have joined ITS Finland and others to set up a virtual event spectacle to be held in early June. More details will follow but why not set up a comfy seat and polish your VR glasses in the meanwhile!

Vastatkaa kyselyyn mikäli olette kiinnostuneita paikasta virtuaalikongressin näytteilleasettajana:

Launchpad Showroom and meeting space at Maria 01

We are very happy to announce that our fresher than fresh Mobility Launchpad showroom and meeting space at Maria 01 startup campus is ready to welcome you - as soon as it actually is possible!

The open space is designed by Mint&More Creative and is dedicated to all of you smart mobility companies and projects out there.

New agile pilots and next Open call

The first agile pilots of Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab are now selected! Solutions promoting smooth traffic and sustainable mobility were sought through an open call in December 2019 – February 2020. The selected pilots focus on traffic data and benefits for traffic planning:

1) The agile pilot of French-based Vianova analyses the use of e-scooters and other micromobility solutions in the city. Aggregated data about locations and movements of e-scooters increases understanding about the use of new mobility services.

2) The agile pilot by Nodeon provides a more detailed situational picture of traffic in Jätkäsaari. The aim of the camera-based experiment is to improve understanding of inbound traffic flows, paying attention on the drop-off traffic to Helsinki West Harbour.

You can find presentation material about past, present and upcoming pilots in here.

A new open call for agile pilots will be published this summer. Stay tuned!

Q&A for mobility businesses

Businesses are going through turbulence, but people and goods need to move in the future too. To help mobility and maritime companies navigate through these exceptional times, Helsinki Business Hub arranged a live Q&A webinar on 28 April. Watch the recorded webinar at


Lab supports Viziblezone pilot

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab supports Israeli-based startup Viziblezone in piloting of a mobile solution that aims to improve pedestrian safety in traffic. The pilot started with beta testing in February 2020. Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab assists Viziblezone by finding test users for the solution, with open traffic data as well as with localization of the app to Helsinki. 

Bubbling under

Autonomous vehicles enter the streets of Helsinki

FABULOS project and Sensible4 have launched a fleet of three self-driving vehicles to circulate on the streets of Helsinki, in all weather conditions. The 50-day pilot is supported by an on-demand mobile app and a Remote Control Centre for autonomous vehicles. GACHA, one of the vehicles of the fleet is designed by Japanese MUJI.

Free meal delivery tool for restaurants

Forum Virium has launched a free delivery platform tool for restaurant owners. For more info in Finnish check out

Football + Ride sharing = Success

Piloting of shared rides to football practice after school hours turned out to be a great success. The service saved parents’ time and increased families’ shared time in the evenings. The kids got to spend more time with their team friends and the transportation costs were partly compensated by cheaper fees at sports halls.

You can now freely copy the model to your own neighbourhood and hobbies - just download the guidebook 

More info on the 'Last Mile' pilots.