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 FINEST TWINS project word cloud

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Project "FINEST TWINS" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: Ehitajate tee 5
postcode: 12616

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 Coordinator Country Estonia [EE]
 Project website
 Total cost 449˙188 €
 EC max contribution 449˙188 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.4.a. (Teaming of excellent research institutions and low performing RDI regions)
 Code Call H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1
 Funding Scheme SGA-CSA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2016-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL EE (TALLINN) coordinator 137˙250.00
2    FORUM VIRIUM HELSINKI OY FI (HELSINKI) participant 164˙000.00
3    AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI (ESPOO) participant 111˙500.00


 Project objective

There is a clear political and business interest in strengthening the cooperation between the cities of Tallinn and Helsinki, and Estonia and Finland respectively, in terms of research, innovation and economic development (Twin cities mindset). A recent policy report by OECD suggests to extend the definition of Tallinn-Helsinki cross-border area to the greater Helsinki (Uusimaa), and Estonia to the entire country, considering the comparable population (1.3-1.4 m), Helsinki’s close scientific and innovation ties to Tartu, the Estonian second largest city, and the fact that innovation policies are implemented at national level in Estonia whereas regional level in Finland.

Building on the political, social and economical support both in Estonia as well as in Helsinki city, this proposal provides a good opportunity to kick-start a closer cooperation through the planning and development of a Smart City Centre of Excellence joint venture in Tallinn. The ICT driven Smart City CoE would act as a hub capable of combining the scientific knowledge, innovation capacity and entrepreneurship of all relevant actors in Estonia and the greater Helsinki region.

This proposed FINEST TWINS joint venture is based on smart specialisation strategies and marks a new model for close cooperation. Estonia will benefit from Helsinki region expertise, its living labs methodologies knowledge and public-private multiple ventures as Helsinki is one of the top European Smart Cities. Helsinki will also benefit from Estonia public innovativeness in the uptake of e-Government services, overall agility and comprehensive citizens capacity to embrace new digital service solutions, making it one of the best test-beds in the world.

The CoE will be the first EU cross border Smart City solutions and demo lab capable of provide urban services and attract international expertise and investment, as well as, act as a springboard for the exportation of Finnish-Estonian knowledge and service solutions on a global scale.


List of deliverables.
Stakeholder event: end seminar Other 2019-07-26 10:18:23
Event - stakeholder activation: kick-off Other 2019-07-26 10:18:23

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FINEST TWINS deliverables.

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