Do you have a service that could change the Helsinki region? In June, HSL will launch the IdeaLab innovation contest, seeking new mobility or related services for the metropolitan area.

HSL invites participants with an existing service or a concept that are feasible and can quickly be developed into a pilot. The services to be piloted must be sustainable both economically and environmentally and either complement or renew the current service portfolio of HSL.

HSL is looking for solutions related to, for example:

- ridesharing, door-to-door services
- mobility services for sparsely populated areas
- moving around goods and people
- leisure journeys
- solutions reducing the need to travel
- something completely new!

What’s in it for you?

· HSL invests a total of 1M€ in the contest, split to 2-3 pilots
· A leading “real-life testbed” where 1 million journeys are made each day by tech-savvy travellers
· Collaboration and partnership in making your service fly


HSL invites you to participate in the HSL IdeaLab Contest for New Mobility Services. The official invitation and its appendices are listed below. These documents must be downloaded and filled in in order to participate. Any additional questions related to the IdeaLab competition should be emailed to by 20 July 2018. The competition is open until 4 September 2018, 4pm Finnish time. Please send your application and appendices to


Participation applications that correspond to the invitation and were received by the deadline will be evaluated by the jury. Please note that the jury will assess the participants’ applications anonymously. In other words, the applications may not reveal who the applicant is. Anonymity applies to the whole working period of the jury: applicants may not contact or discuss the applications with the members of the jury until the jury has fully completed their work.

Members of the jury:

Roope Ritvos (Forum Virium Helsinki)
Tiina Kähö (Smart & Clean)
Pasi Laitala (City of Espoo)
Jouni Wallander (Solita Oy)
Sini Puntanen (HSL)
Mari Flink (HSL)