Over the past few decades, Finland developed their economic and territorial strategy around new technologies. Helsinki metropolitan aera is now established as one of the most advanced Smart Cities in Europe. Urban Mill, an incubator for urban innovations located in Aalto University campus, on the periphery of Helsinki, is part of this movement.
Opened in 2013, Urban Mill is a former factory transformed into a large co-working and co-creation space. This platform brings together local and international research labs and start-ups working on projects related to the built environment, the ubiquitous and responsive city, urban services and urban life transformation. Here, innovation actors collaborate, test their prototypes, present their projects and debate with citizens, meet potential investors and much more.