The Lab

We offer a range of services in cooperation with our partners. Here, innovation is facilitated through Public-Private-Research-People collaboration.

Smart Infrastructure

Do you have a great idea you want to test in a city environment?

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab invests into smart infrastructure that helps good pilots to become working solutions.

If, for example, you are developing a solution that solves traffic congestion or increases traffic safety, but still lack crucial data, we could install sensors in Jätkäsaari that provide you this necessary input. Read more here.

Jätkäsaari from above


Launchpad is a showroom and a co-creation space for smart mobility companies and projects.

The homebase for Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab provides information and a forum for demonstrations. Here you will find more info about the opportunities, ecosystem and ongoing smart mobility developments in Helsinki.

Located on startup campus Maria 01, Launchpad helps mobility startups find customers, investors, talent and co-operation possibilities. It also gives startups ideas on mobility and how they can develop their technologies and services for the growing smart mobility sector.

During 2019 we operated a pop-up space for showcasing local mobility solutions and introducing startups to a wider mobility ecosystem. In 2020 we will revamp our facilities for enhanced collaboration and visibility, joint events and networking in the Helsinki ecosystem.

Read more here

Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab Launchpad


Test users

Are you looking for test users and perhaps some honest feedback on your fancy innovation?

We have a group of active Jätkäsaarians signed up to our user pool who are waiting to test and give feedback about your new mobility solution.

All residents and Jätkäsaari aficionados are welcome to join the growing group of test users at www.jätkä (page in Finnish).

Eezery cargo bikes
Photo: Eezery (kuormapyörälogistiikka)

Jätkäsaari test area

The Jätkäsaari district offers an urban playground for new pilots and innovations.

Our mission is to facilitate your piloting needs. 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 in the area.

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 realized in the simplest of ways.

Read more HERE

MAP of Jätkäsaari district.

Jätkäsaari from above
Photo: Ramboll Finland Oy

Agile Piloting

While our core mission is at enabling your piloting activities through collaboration, user engagement and smart infrastructure, we will also arrange three rounds of agile pilot competitions.

The first round is now closed.

The first call aims for the pilots to be ready and showcased at TRA2020 – Transport Research Arena conference in Helsinki on 27.-30.4.2020. The funding for these agile pilots range between 10-30k€ each, operating under the themes of smoothness, safety and sustainability.

Cargo bikes in Jätkäsaari


Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab brings together an ecosystem of public, private and research stakeholders to boost the exchange of ideas and collaboration.

We aim to increase awareness of ongoing activities, help find synergies between projects and ideas, and to promote and help in arranging joint events for a maximized reach and exposure.

Do you already have a project running, are you looking for new partners, right investors, or perhaps want to know more on who’s who and who’s doing what in Helsinki? Contact us for more info.

Whether you’re a local startup looking for investors, a big company looking for new partners or a foreign company looking to get things started in Helsinki, we can help you in finding the right people with our experts at Helsinki Business Hub or NewCo Helsinki.

Helsinki Business Hub services



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Juho Kostiainen

Coordinator - General contact point

City of Helsinki, economic development
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Janne Rinne

Agile pilots and test user pool

Forum Virium Helsinki
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Marko Tamminen

Business and investor contacts

Helsinki Business Hub
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Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab is a collaboration between

City of Helsinki and Forum Virium Helsinki, Helsinki Business Hub, Port of Helsinki, Helsinki Region Transport and Helsinki City Transport, including all the companies and research institutes involved in our work.