Finnish cities and their partner companies presented solutions for energy-efficient and carbon-neutral living and mobility in Tampere on January 29, 2020 at the replication event called “Success Stories and Development Challenges of Carbon Neutral and Energy-efficient Mobility, Building and Energy from Finnish Lighthouse Projects”.
About 50 participants from across Europe heard at the replication workshop on how low-emission housing, district heating and public transport have been developed in Helsinki, Kerava, Oulu, Tampere and Vaasa. There was a concise overview of the experiences of Finnish cities and companies that could be learned from. In order to facilitate replication, the business cases, legal issues and market barriers were also linked to the case examples. The event facilitated the dissemination of information not only in Finland but also throughout Europe.
We were told that a multipurpose charger will soon be tested in Helsinki, which would serve not only public transport but also municipal vehicles and taxis. The whole thing looked like something that could work in Tampere, says one of the organisers, Project Manager Maarit Vehviläinen of the STARDUST project.
During the day, the participants also visited the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland´s Autonomous Transport Test Area and heard how the topic has been researched and developed in Finland.
The replication workshop was organized by projects STARDUST, IRIS Smart Cities, MatchUP, Making-City and mySMARTLife. They have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme. The event was part of the Tampere Smart City Week. The presentation materials can be found below.
Introduction: How to replicate?
Case studies and technical solutions, mobility
Study visit: VTT´s autonomous driving test area in Hervanta
Case studies and technical solutions, energy and buildings
City of Tampere
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Photo: Anna Vilhula