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The mission of KONE’s The Flow of Urban Life ecosystem is to develop smooth and sustainable services and solutions for the next 1 billion people moving into cities by 2030, helping to ease some of the major challenges caused by urbanization and climate change.

We are building an ecosystem to achieve the mission together with well selected partners that provide touchpoints with citizens throughout different parts of urban flow. The goal is to generate new business worth 1 billion euros for the ecosystem partners and KONE.

Funded by Business Finland, the program is part of the "Veturi" initiative where international companies are invited to solve some of society's most pressing challenges through increased research, development, and innovation investments in Finland.

Learn more about the research, development, and innovation themes in the ecosystem roadmap.

Why should you join the Ecosystem?

The Flow of Urban Life ecosystem is an opportunity for

  • finding innovation and collaboration partners;
  • finding new business opportunities;
  • identifying possibilities for strategic partnerships in global delivery networks;
  • networking and brainstorming with other visionaries who share the mission of building a more sustainable urban future;
  • visibility and opportunities to engage in projects between companies, and projects between companies, universities, and other research institutes.

For partners in Finland, the ecosystem enables

  • access to Business Finland’s Veturi funding scheme (instruments), which comprises funding for both the leading Veturi companies and to partners who join the ecosystem.

For non-Finnish partners, the ecosystem offers an opportunity to

  • network and collaborate with Finnish innovation value networks.

Interested in becoming a partner in The Flow of Urban Life ecosystem? Contact us!

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Partnership type

We are building an ecosystem to achieve the mission together with well selected partners that provide touchpoints with citizens throughout different parts of urban flow. The goal is to generate new business worth 1 billion euros for both KONE and the ecosystem partners.

For partners in Finland, the ecosystem enables 
  • access to Business Finland’s Veturi funding scheme (instruments), which comprises funding for both the leading Veturi companies and to partners who join the ecosystem.

For non-Finnish partners, the ecosystem offers an opportunity to 
  • network and collaborate with Finnish innovation value networks.

Select the option that you think best matches the partnership.

Funded by Business Finland, the program is part of the "Veturi" initiative, where international companies are invited to solve some of society's most pressing challenges, through increased research, development and innovation investments in Finland.

Learn more about the research, development, and innovation themes in the ecosystem roadmap and the Business Finland’s Veturi funding scheme (instruments).

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The mission of KONE’s The Flow of Urban Life ecosystem is to develop smooth and sustainable services and solutions for the next 1 billion people moving into cities by 2030, helping to ease some of the major challenges caused by urbanization and climate change.

Learn more about the research, development, and innovation themes in the ecosystem roadmap.

Co-innovation project idea description


Check the requirements for the R&D project proposals from the Business Finland website.
Learn more about the research, development, and innovation themes in the ecosystem roadmap.











R&D Project idea description


Check the requirements for the joint co-innovation project proposals from the Business Finland website.
Learn more about the research, development, and innovation themes in the ecosystem roadmap.












Other Project idea description


Learn more about the research, development, and innovation themes in the ecosystem roadmap.









The mission of KONE’s The Flow of Urban Life ecosystem is to develop smooth and sustainable services and solutions for the next 1 billion people moving into cities by 2030, helping to ease some of the major challenges caused by urbanization and climate change.

Learn more about the expected impact in the ecosystem roadmap

Sustainablity: e.g. ecological impact (e.g. carbon neutrality, energy efficiency) and social impact (e.g. inclusiveness, accessibility)

Smoothness: e.g. flow efficiency (time saved) and experience (end user satisfaction)





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