City of Vantaa – the Last Mile project

Smart City solution

Smart Mobility Solutions from Finland.

City of Vantaa improves transport experiences through the utilisation of smart mobility services. The Last Mile project aims at developing sustainable mobility service concepts for the needs of tourism companies in particular. The market-driven services created in the project will complement the current transport system. City of Vantaa will adhere to the culture of testing where city acts without prejudice and challenge established procedures.

With the Last Mile project City of Vantaa offers short-time trials to develop new services. Trials are being held at Aviapolis area, which is next to Helsinki Airport, and other tourist destinations in Vantaa . All together six different trials has been executed in close co-operation with different stakeholders and business networks as well as city departments.

At our stand, you have an opportunity to meet four innovative companies presenting their smart solutions that are tested or developed during the project. The companies are:

The lead partner of the project is the City of Vantaa. The project partners include Aalto University Foundation, Forum Virium Helsinki, Espoo Marketing, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Demos ry. The project will be carried out between 1 September 2017 and 31 March 2020.

City goals / challenges

Connectivity with all transport modes and transportation access are the key factors for functional airport city as City of Vantaa. Aviapolis next to Helsinki Airport is one of the most interesting Airport City developments in the Europe.  Aviapolis is located at the junction of international, national and local traffic flows – the international airport, the railway connection and the main roads make the area easily accessible.

The vision for Aviapolis is to be a lucrative and sustainable city of opportunities – an airport city that is active 24 hours a day. In the future Aviapolis will offer the best connectivity, also in human-sized scale, a desirable location where people come from near and far. Walkable airport city with easy connections will treat travelers and residents with attractive and the safe public spaces.

The rapid growth of the area creates demand for the new innovative services and smart city solutions. This opens several new business opportunities. At our stand, you have an opportunity to get acquainted with Aviapolis development and opportunities.

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