FinEst Centre for Smart Cities


What is FinEst Centre for Smart Cities?

FinEst Centre for Smart Cities is an innovation and research excellence community based in Tallinn, Estonia. This project has received funding from two grants: the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under the grant agreement No. 856602, and the European Regional Development Fund, co-funded by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, under grant agreement No. 2014-2020.4.01.20-0289.

Built Environment

Urban Analytics
& Data

Smart Energy

Smart City Governance

Research Streams

Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility

Recent news

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FinEst Centre's smart city pilots business opportunities panel

On November 9. FinEst Centre arranged an expert panel for our pilot projects to get feedback to their commercialization plans and also new ideas for alternatives. From six pilots there is potential and plan to create three new companies, licence one solution to an existing company and two services would be offered to cities by the FinEst Centre for Smart Cities.

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"Smart cities and regions - Facilitating pilot projects" session's recording is available now!

On 12.10.22 FinEst Centre participated in EU Regions Week event with the session "Smart cities and regions - Facilitating pilot projects". This session focused on how to facilitate cross-border research and innovation pilot projects in European municipalities. In this session, we aimed to provide hands-on tools and methods through which local governments can transform themselves into living labs open to experimentation with novel #technologies. The pilot projects themselves can be small and agile with very limited resources or can be scaled up to large scale, research-intensive ones.

Watch interesting presentations and listen discussions HERE!

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FinEst Centre's Future Mobility project piloting in Rae Municipality by Mr. Mart Võrklaev

Rae parish is an innovative and dynamic municipality in the northern Estonia, closely integrated with the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Similarly, to the global success story of digital Estonia on the central government level, innovation and uptake of novel technologies is a key priority for Rae Municipality.

FinEst Centre has initiated a large-scale pilot, A Conceptual Ecosystem Solution to Transport System Management (Future Mobility) in Rae Municipality.

Listen what the Member of Municipal Council, Rae Municipality, Mr. Mart Võrklaev talk about Rae Municipality and FinEst Centre’s pilot project Future Mobility

See video HERE!

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