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Central government and City of Helsinki to cooperate with the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, Ministry of Transport and Communications and City of Helsinki launch collaboration that aims to accelerate digitalisation, data economy and automation. From the perspective of Finland and Helsinki, it is important to enhance national and international data cooperation and seek international impact for Finland's extensive data competence.

The ongoing digital transformation changes practices in all sectors of society. The objective of the collaboration with the World Economic Forum is to promote new technologies and new types of social and business structures and the dissemination of the related best practices worldwide.

The cooperation agreement signed in June provides for the secondment of an expert to the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR) for a fixed period of time.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications and the City of Helsinki will also further examine the possibilities for establishing a C4IR Network office in Finland that would focus on promoting international data policy and data economy.

The practical arrangements for the project began in February 2020. In addition to central government and cities, research and business representatives are currently involved in the work of the national project group.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is responsible for coordinating the project. The City of Helsinki is responsible for fulfilling the Fellow obligation under the agreement.

Read more:

Gateway to Information on Government Projects: Maailman talousfoorumin ja Suomen hankekumppanuus digitalisaatio-, datatalous- ja automaatiokehityksen vauhdittamiseksi (LVM042:00/2020) (in Finnish)

Photo: Elise Kulmala