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FinEst Twins

The FinEst Twins is a project that is building the first global cross-border smart city centre of excellence - FinEst Centre for Smart Cities (FinEst Centre)

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FinEst Centre, based in Estonia, is capable of mobilising all leading actors and stakeholders and establishing a solid long term partnership with their Helsinki region counterparts, capitalising on the macro region’s scientific knowledge, innovativeness and entrepreneurship. FinEst Centre focuses on mobility, energy and built environment glued together by governance and urban analytics & data and aims to match leading smart city research centres globally. FinEst Centre develops the cross-border knowledge transfer infrastructure (Urban Operating Platform) through real-life pilots capable of attracting international expertise and investment. It also acts as a springboard for the exportation of Finnish-Estonian knowledge and combined service solutions on a global scale.

KEYWORDS smart city, digital single market, interoperability, cross-border services, public service provision

To read further: Detailed description

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Steering Committee 

Maarja Kruusmaa (Tallinn University of Technology, chair) 
Marko Nieminen (Aalto University, Research Lead) 
Kerkko Vanhanen (Forum Virium Helsinki) 
Johann Peetre (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications,
Policy Lead) 
Toomas Murulo (Ministry of Research and Education)

Executive Board

Ralf-Martin Soe (TalTech, Founding Director)
Matti Hämäläinen (Forum Virium Helsinki, Innovation Lead)
Kalle Toiskallio (Aalto University, Research Coordinator)
Henry Patzig (TalTech, Deliverable Manager)

High-Level R&I Advisory Board

Names will be announced later

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