The Smart & Clean Foundation orchestrates impactful climate solutions for systemic urban challenges in transport, energy, construction, and the waste and water sector. The solutions enable a good and climate-positive life for urban residents.
Smart & Clean is a shared tool for the Helsinki Region’s cities, businesses, universities and research institutes as well as the Finnish Government for creating impactful climate solutions. Emission-reducing solutions also generate new types of business and create export references for businesses. 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 Foundation’s partners include 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, LUT University, 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.