The site is designed to highlight data driven business and give ideas on the application opportunities of data. The  Blog discusses the development of data utilisation and introduces interesting data sources. On the site and in the newsletter we share the latest local and global news about open data. You also hear about fresh openings of data, as well as companies, applications and events. Subscribe to our newsletter here!

Open data offers access to public information and serves as source material for companies and developers to create new services, applications and business growth. Read more about enriching information with open data. The six cities behind (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu) are collectively opening their data resources as widely as possible to create a collaborative working environment for producers and utilisers of data. The Open data and APIs key project, part of the Six City Strategy, runs between 2014 and 2017.

Our aim is to utilise open data in the creation of new expertise, business and jobs in Finland. This mission is carried out by supporting companies in the utilisation of open data. Our  Community Managers offer counseling on the utilisation of open data to companies, universities and communities. We organise workshops for companies for example on using the tools required for the utilisation of open data. For businesses that utilise open data, we offer several opportunities to gain visibility on our website and at the events we host. Read more about our services (in Finnish).

The Open data and APIs key project is part of the 6Aika – Open and Smart Services Six City Strategy for sustainable urban development. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the State of Finland, the six cities, as well as other project partners.

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