Joensuu City Challenge 2018 – Innovation Competition for Cool Ideas

Does your company have an ingenious smart city product that you want to showcase? The City of Joensuu is looking for you.

The Joensuu City Challenge is a new competition for cool and inventive ideas for the smart city that can be implemented in the Joensuu city centre. The competition is open to SMEs and other interested parties all around the world.

The aim is to improve public services and to find innovative solutions for city development and eventually improve the inhabitants’ quality of life.

The competition consists of four challenges with distinctive themes:

The competition is looking for real-life solutions, as the winning solutions for the challenges will be carried out as pilot projects. The maximum budget for each project is 50,000 euros.

The competition is organized by the City of Joensuu. It is a continuation of Joensuu’s strategy to act as a platform and collaborator in order to facilitate new development and smart city solutions.

Deadline for submissions: 18 March 2018
Announcement of winners: 30 April 2018
Implementation of pilot projects: May 2018–May 2019

Competition instructions:

Case 1: Smart Solution Pilot

Case 2: City Lab Approach

Case 3: River-Lake Tourism Solution

Case 4: Green Energy Solution

Joensuu is a vibrant regional centre and university town in eastern Finland. The city is a unique combination of urban high-tech buzz and the peaceful wilderness of rural areas, flavoured with the laid-back Karelian lifestyle.