Smart & Clean is accelerating change in the Helsinki Region so that in 2021 the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Lahti will be the world’s best testbed for smart and clean solutions. The solutions created for transport, energy, housing, and the waste and water sector mitigate climate change, promote the circular economy and generate new business.
“A better future comes from small and big deeds done by all of us. Everyone needs to think about what we can do to improve things both in our private and working lives. This is an important working life project that I can be involved in to create a better future.”
–Tommi Vienonen, YIT’s contact person for the Smart Elements for Renovation Leap change project
The Smart & Clean Foundation is a shared tool of the Helsinki Region’s businesses, cities, research institutes and the Finnish Government for leading change. The five-year project’s mission is to develop, accelerate and orchestrate concrete change actions that provide urban citizens the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their quality of life. Concrete solutions generate new kinds of business and they serve as export references for companies. The best solutions developed in the Helsinki Region are exported to the world, where they will reduce emissions and improve people’s quality of life.
The Smart & Clean Foundation’s partners are the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Lahti and the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, Caverion, Fortum, Gaia, Gasum, Helen, KONE, Lassila & Tikanoja, Neste, Pöyry, Ramirent, Siemens, St1, Vaisala, YIT, Aalto University, the University of Helsinki, the Lappeenranta University of Technology, VTT, Sitra, Business Finland, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, and the Ministry of the Environment. The foundation’s operating period is 2016–2021. The foundation’s activities are financed by donations and contributions from its partners.