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Funding and dev services for IoT SMEs-SynchroniCity Call, IoT Forge, LoRa and 5G

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Have you heard about IoT Forge, HSY's LoRa network, or SynchroniCity Open Call for SMEs? Don't worry, we will tell you.

We have collected together some very interesting offerings for SMEs and you will hear about them in same time in our morning coffee meetup.

In June, the open call of SynchroniCity project will be launched. SMEs can get funding to demonstrate the scalability and replicability of IoT based smart city solution in 2 European cities. There is possibility to get funding for 6 months piloting up to 300k€. The focus areas are Sustainable Mobility, Environment & Wellbeing, Citizen Engagement, and Open Theme. The solution should be pre-tested and near the market or already on the market.
During the event, you can get more information on the Open Call. Submission of your application is possible till September 2018. The replication of your solution in SynchroniCity cities is to take place from February to September 2019.

HSY is now building a LoRa network for testing purposes for the owner cities, start-ups, researchers and other non-commercial users. Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY is a municipal body, which produces waste management and water services, as well as providing information on the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and environment.

The IoT Forge Foundation offers Finnish companies a well-equipped development laboratory run by experts in productizing IoT equipment.
This type of support is needed in Finland, as local companies often face challenges in transferring great IoT ideas to prototypes and showing their business potential.

Join us!

9:00 Coffee
9:30 Welcome
9:35 SynchroniCity Open Call for SMEs - Get up to 300k to pilot your smart city solution in Europe, Kaisa Sibelius, Project Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki
10:15 LoRa network in Helsinki, Timo Vakkilainen, HSY
10:30 5G and IoT overview, Kimmo Kettunen, Nokia
10:45 IoT Forge - Supporting companies in productising IoT innovations, Matti Hellgren, CEO IoT Forge Foundation
11:00 Thank you and networking

Ps. Register by 10th of June. There is only limited number of seats.

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The event is co-organized by The City of Helsinki's Innovation Unit Forum Virium Helsinki.
FVH's IoT program develops data collection methods in Helsinki. The work is based on the transparency of data and the IoT ecosystem. The aim is to make Helsinki the best possible framework for using the Internet of Things. In addition to the development, Helsinki provides opportunities for experiments with several different sensors and platforms as well as the LoRaWAN and 5G networks.