SMART solutions from Finland

Project details

SMART solutions from Finland
Multimodal transport
Funding: National (Finland)
Duration: 01/14 - 12/17
Transport Themes: Multimodal transport (key theme).
Passenger transport, Freight transport, Multimodal transport, Regulation, competition and public services, Infrastructure and TEN-T, Land-use and transport planning, Climate policy and energy efficiency, Security and Safety, Intelligent transport systems, Innovative technologies, Transport management, Long-term perspectives, Environmental impacts, Economic and regional impacts, Accessibility, social and equity impacts
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Background & policy context: 

Finland is a northern, sparsely populated country, where conditions vary greatly between different seasons. Life and traffic must flow smoothly whether the temperature outside is -20 C or +20 C degrees. These stringent conditions are forcing innovation.

Objectives: 

The aim of this brochure is to introduce a variety of Finnish smart solutions and projects that Tekes has recently funded. Thematic areas covered are Smart Energy, Smart Building, Smart Transport and services related to these themes. Some Smart City examples are also presented.

Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1 500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and universities of applied sciences.

Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society. Tekes does not derive any financial profit from its activities, nor claim any intellectual proprietary rights.

Programme Other: 
Tekes Witty City –program (2014-2017)
Funding Source(s): 
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Contact Name: 
Karin Wikman
Contact Email: 
Organisation: 
TEKES
Address: 
Porkkalankatu 1
Zipcode: 
FI-00101
City: 
Helsinki
Contact country: 
Finland
Telephone: 
+358 2950 20510