A Nordic team’s solution is set to make waves – even if it did not make it to the finals of the Challenge

A Nordic team of companies and organisations embarked on a Helsinki Energy Challenge journey that created a wealth of new connections. Although the solution did not make it to the final round of the Challenge, work continues to offer it to cities in the near future. Scott Allison from Danish cluster CLEAN and Line Dahlberg from Urban systems urbs AB (urbs) tell us about why assembling a team for the Helsinki Energy Challenge was a win in itself.

Asking the right questions – virtual bootcamp kicked-off final leg of the Helsinki Energy Challenge

The Helsinki Energy Challenge finalist teams took part in a three-day virtual bootcamp in order to hone their solutions even further to suit the context of Helsinki. Each team had a full individual program filled with one-on-one meetings, joint sessions with all other teams as well as their own working time.

Press release: Ten European teams selected from hundreds of proposals advance to the final phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge

Ten teams have been selected for the final phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge. The finalist teams highlight the international and interdisciplinary nature of the participants. They have a wide variety of proposals for how Helsinki can phase out the use of coal for heat production in the most sustainable way possible by 2029. Next, the competition is advancing into the co-creation phase.

“People’s eyes light up” – The City of Toronto has been inspired by their journey in the Helsinki Energy Challenge

The City of Toronto is one of the partner cities of the Helsinki Energy Challenge. The city was so impressed with the idea of government collaborating with stakeholders and innovators to find game-changing, sustainable solutions that they decided it was something they definitely wanted to explore.