The Kalasatama Wellbeing piloting programme is run by Forum Virium Helsinki and the Laurea University of Applied Sciences. The collaboration partners of the programme are the City of Helsinki Social Services and Health Care Division Kesko Corporation, CGI Finland and the SRV Group. Each of the partners provide the project with their competence and networks, and support the experiments being implemented.

Forum Virium Helsinki

Forum Virium Helsinki Oy is an innovation unit within the Helsinki City Group. It develops new digital services and urban innovations in cooperation with companies, the City of Helsinki, other public sector organizations, and Helsinki residents. The goal is to develop better urban services, create new businesses and open new connections to the international market.

The Smart Kalasatama project experiments with smart urban development. The aim is to create a district that uses resources in such a smart way that residents get an additional hour of free time. Simultaneously, new urban services, innovations and businesses are created. The project has also developed the model of Agile Piloting programme, which is also used in the Kalasatama Wellbeing programme.

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Laurea University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary university of applied sciences operating in six cities in the Uusimaa region. Laurea’s operations are based on the Learning by Developing operational model that brings students, teachers and experts in research and development together in various collaborative projects. Laurea has approximately 7,800 students and 500 employees in total in its seven units.


CGI Finland provides its clients with information technology that can be used in controlling and managing business processes, in particular. CGI employs 70,000 professionals, and it has developed technology and services for cities, municipalities and public infrastructure on a global scale for several decades.

In Finland, the Future Cities services produced by CGI include the public transport Journey Planner, various mobile solutions for social and health services and various online solutions developed for citizens.

The Social Services and Health Care Division of the City of Helsinki

The Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Centre will open in February 2018. The services of the Herttoniemi, Kallio and Vallila area healthcare centres and dental health services will move to Kalasatama. In addition, the centre offers rehabilitation services, psychiatric services, substance abuse care, social services for youth and adults, services for the disabled and services for immigrants. The aim is to offer a broad range of services in a single building and use diverse professional teams with experts from many fields. This way, the visitors and patients can receive better services and the service processes can become more agile.

The new Health and Wellbeing Centre will actively collaborate with companies to develop new solutions that improve wellbeing.  Experiments and joint development are essential ways to create remote solutions for wellbeing and health services, support the services used at home and develop the service selection to better meet the users’ needs.


Kesko is a Finnish trading sector pioneer. They operate in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade and the car trade. The divisions and chains act in close cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners.

Kesko will build a new K Campus in Kalasatama. The Campus will become the workplace of 1,700 Kesko employees. The building is located next to the Kalasatama underground station and the REDI shopping centre that is currently under construction. As an employer, Kesko is particularly interested in creating solutions that support the wellbeing of the users of the occupational health services.


SRV Group is a Finnish building and construction group operating in Finland, Russia and Estonia. The group is particularly interested in digital services related to housing and wellbeing.

The REDI shopping centre, constructed by SRV, will open in Kalasatama in the autumn of 2018. REDI offers 60,000 square meters of commercial space and high-rise housing. SRV is interested in developing housing and digital housing services that support wellbeing, in collaboration with the Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Centre.