Training: Building smart cities services 2.0

Are you a data-driven company in the Uusimaa region? Register for our free training, workshops, and learning circle sessions!

MyData Global’s Human-Centric Companies and Cities (H3C) project helps companies and cities use personal data to make cities smarter. 

MyData Global is providing free training and networking opportunities for cities and data-driven companies. This will build capacity and help companies and cities develop services that use personal data ethically. 

The project is intended for companies that want to achieve a competitive edge by exploring how public-private partnerships can successfully use personal data to make cities smarter. 

You will learn about business models, compliance with complex regulatory regimes, standards, and governance mechanisms. You will be connected with EU funding opportunities, and you will learn how to build successful partnerships with companies and cities. After the training, your company will be well-positioned to capitalise on the growing smart city and human-centric personal data trend in Finland and abroad. 


The training includes five 2-hour sessions (one session / month). There will be two batches – one starting in November, the other in January. You can choose the batch you want to join. Additionally, there will be two learning circles, consultations and networking events delivered by MyData Global’s & other experts.

Our team is well versed in human-centric design and balancing the differing business, legal, technical, and societal considerations when creating products and services. 

You will become part of a professional network with your fellow city administration and company colleagues, with whom we will facilitate discussion and troubleshooting. The training is delivered in two batches (Nov-April and Dec-May). Space is limited, and registrations will be considered on a first come, first served basis. 

Participation in H3C is free of charge. 

Session details and dates First batch Second batch
Kickoff event for the training programme 27 Oct, 13:00-16:30 (EET) 13 Jan 2022, 13:00-16:30 (EET)

What is MyData? Human-centric personal data solutions in context and it’s business, legal, tech and societal perspectives. 

With Gülsen Güler, Civic Software Foundation, MyData Literacy thematic group

10 NOV, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET) 27 JAN, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET)


“Money makes the world go round” – how to do it ethically and fairly? Ethics, trust, and transparency as competitive advantage.

With Liesbeth Hijink, InnoValor

1 DEC, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET) 10 FEB, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET)


Service design (across the ecosystem) done MyData way – putting the human to the centre.

With Paula Bello, MyData Design thematic group

12 JAN, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET) 10 MAR, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET)


Data sharing across ecosystems: Standards, infrastructure, and governance and what they mean for your company and service(s)

With Viivi Lähteenoja, MyData Global

2 FEB, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET) (this training is only available for the 1st batch)


Navigating through the legal landscape (incl local, EU, global) and finding enabling mechanisms

With Olli Pitkänen, 1001 Lakes

(this training is only available for the 2nd batch) 14 APR, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET)


All eyes on business models – improving your blueprint for creating and capturing value from services or products.

With Liesbeth Hijink, InnoValor

2 MAR, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET) 12 MAY, 9:00-11:00 AM (EET)
Final physical meeting 6 APR 9 JUN

Further information 

Karolina Mackiewicz – Project Manager


Sille Sepp – Training


Project objectives

Build Capacity

Trainings on personal data business for companies and cities:

In-person and online
Free of charge

Business development

Promoting collaboration between companies, cities and stakeholders from Uusimaa Region:

Linking solutions, developers, providers and cities


Training programme


Networking events

Rulebook learning circle

Technical standards learning circle

EU funding

The training programme will get companies up to speed with what it takes to create human-centric solutions based on personal data. Five online training sessions will provide companies with examples and tools to aid companies.

Read more here 

The consultations will support companies interested in developing capacities in the area of human-centric personal data management as part of their business development plans.

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The networking events will bring together representatives from companies and cities, interested in human-centric personal data management and sharing.


The OmaData rulebook allows data to be shared more freely, transparently and safely, between people, cities and businesses. The learning circle describes this in practice – and how can companies get started to utilise data from various sources (incl. cities and other businesses).


The Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (or MIMs), are a set of practical technical capabilities based on open technical specifications that allow cities and communities to replicate and scale solutions globally. MIMs provide the technical foundation for procurement and deployment of urban data platforms and end-to-end solutions in cities & communities worldwide.

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The aim of this work is to provide a platform for cooperation between companies and organisations and Uusimaa while enlarging the ecosystem to the whole of Finland and Europe.


Check out the intro slide deck