All about the call

An open call is seeking for pilots in digital solutions supporting wellbeing and health within the Kalasatama district. The call is open between 2.1.2018–15.2.2018. The pilots offered should improve the residents’ wellbeing and use the built environment in various ways.

A maximum of 10 teams will be selected via the open call. The selected teams will be invited to work on the pilots  in the Co-Creation Jam on 7 March 2018, and after this in the Pitching Afternoon on 13 March 2018. The jury comprised of the project partners will select 3–5 piloting sprints that will be launched in Kalasatama during the spring and autumn of 2018. A single piloting sprint can involve more than one actor.

The pilots will be part of the Co-Designing Wellbeing project, where wellbeing services that can improve wellbeing and health are piloted  in collaboration with the Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Centre and the partner companies. The partners of the Kalasatama Co-Designing Wellbeing project are Forum Virium Helsinki Oy and Laurea University of Applied Sciences. The partners are the Social Services and Health Care Division of the City of Helsinki, Kesko Corporation, CGI Finland and the SRV Group. Each of the partners brings their respective competence and network to support the pilots.

In addition, the project partners provide the piloting phase with their “platforms”: the Social Services and Health Care Division of the City of Helsinki will open a new Wellbeing and Health Centre to be used by the pilots, Kesko will unite occupational health services as a single experimental environment and the Kalasatama residential blocks as well as REDI shopping centre will act as testing platforms for the new solutions.

The project lasts a year, and it is led by Forum Virium Helsinki. Laurea University of Applied Sciences is the research and development partner of the project. The project is funded by the Regional Innovations and Experiments funding of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.