Chapter 2. The City As A Data Platform

Helsinki’s Data Strategy seeks to make data in the municipal sphere available to others, thus creating opportunities for the development of new services and innovations. It is one way the city provides a successful platform for business activity and economic growth. Fostering a sense of community is an important task for any city. By opening up data source codes, algorithms and associated development tools to the entire ecosystem and providing free access to the city’s data, Helsinki’s Data Strategy supports companies and organisations in their efforts to develop exciting new services for municipal residents.