Forum Virium Helsinki is looking for innovative technologies that enable a better daily life and more efficient city services for the unemployed, intellectually disabled people, senior citizens and immigrants. The open call ends on March 31.
The CommuniCity project funded by the European Union will implement a total of one hundred pilots in the European Union over a period of three years. The first CommuniCity open call aims at finding a total of 17 pilots to be implemented in cooperation with the cities of Amsterdam, Helsinki and Porto. During the first round of pilots, the City of Helsinki will carry out a maximum of five pilots.
Seeking scalable solutions that meet the special needs of vulnerable residents
In Helsinki, four challenges are included in the open call to find technological solutions for the long-term unemployed, intellectually disabled people, senior citizens and immigrants, among others. The challenges focus on, for example, improving the social and digital skills of different target groups.
The pilots will be carried out in cooperation with the City of Helsinki Service Centre, the Rehabilitating Work Activities of the City of Helsinki Health and Social Services and the Virtual Services for the Disabled unit. The pilots will start in May and end no later than September 2023.
Each team selected for the pilots will receive a grant of EUR 12,500. Cities will also provide practical support for co-creation, for example. The grant may be applied for by companies, associations, research institutes and individuals alike.
Photo: N2 Albiino, Helsinki Partners