Jätkäsaari test area

The urban mobility piloting area near the center of Helsinki.

Jätkäsaari-Ruoholahti district serves as a playground for new pilots and innovations. It’s a newly built highly populated urban area with lots of traffic.

Nearly 200 000 people travel there daily, e.g. commuting between Helsinki and Espoo or travelling between Finland and Estonia. Road network is diverse – from motorway to large pedestrian areas and from city streets to sea shore and canal. Almost all modes of transport are present – from e-scoots to large cruise ships and from shared cars to underground metro.

What data and other possibilities are already there: Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab Materials and map of the area with some of the smart infra locations.

Our mission is to facilitate your piloting needs in the area. We support you in finding contacts with the local stakeholders (Helsinki Urban environment division, Port of Helsinki, etc.) and help you in determining how your solution could be implemented. We’re also there for you to tell you what you’re allowed to do in the cityscape and what you might need to take into consideration. Our goal is to get good ideas realised in the simplest of ways.

The test area is developing through piloting companies’ needs. Now the test facilities range from beacons to app testing in smartphones and from real-time traffic data to smart pedestrian crossing. What would your company want to test and how could some extra facilities in the test area help you?

Jätkäsaari street
photo: Aamos Kantola

The test area is a joint effort of several projects. Mainly it’s developed under Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility project, coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki, project partners Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki Business Hub. The project is funded by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council from European Regional Development Fund.