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6.9.2018 | News

Lumo in the AEC Hackathon Helsinki event: Urban living as a service

Kojamo is re-opening the old University of Technology for the AEC Hackathon Helsinki event on 7–9 September 2018 and challenges the participants to think about urban living as a service.

AEC Hackathon Helsinki 2018

The AEC Hackathon in Helsinki is an event for the real estate and construction industries, which is a part of the World Summit on Digital Built Environment (WDBE) 2018. The main themes of the Hackathon this weekend are the development and future of urban living.

The Hackathon’s assignment: living as a service

Lumo is rental housing at its best, but how will better urban living look in the future? This is the question Kojamo’s Chief Development Officer Teemu Suila is seeking well-founded answers to in the Hackathon.

“People’s life situations change constantly and individual requirements need to be considered. We want our customers to experience Lumo housing as a service now and in the future,” says Suila.

The participants of the Hackathon are assigned to view urban living as a service from the perspective of both the customer and the service provider. Suila is looking for feasible development ideas based on actual needs and concrete solutions for them.

“We want to provide our customers with services that make daily life easier, increase the attractiveness of housing and improve the sense of community, from which everyone can choose the ones that suit them best,” explains Suila.

The aim is to develop a networked service platform that will enable agile innovation implementation in cooperation with other operators. Kojamo’s properties form the platform to which the new services can be easily connected.

Kojamo’s properties used as a foundation for innovation

The future of the old University of Technology property, now owned by Kojamo, is being discussed. The assignment of the Hackathon is to study how better urban living could be realised in the property in the best possible way.

“I hope that the participants pay attention to both consumers and corporate customers. I believe that we can amass a lot of innovative proposals in the Hackathon, which will challenge traditional views on urban housing,” says Heikki Hirvonen, Project Director at Kojamo.

3D models of the building and the city’s open data are available to the participants.

An open urban event

The event is free of charge and open to everyone. The language used in the Hackathon is English and, so far, more than 60 people have signed up. You can also have a closer look at the property and the event without registration.

AEC Hackathon 7–9 September 2018
Old University of Technology, Main building
Abrahaminkatu 3, FI-00180 Helsinki
Programme and registration

The event is arranged by Suomen Asuntomessut and the digitalisation accelerator KIRAdigi.

Further information:

Teemu Suila, Chief Development Officer, Kojamo plc
tel. +358 (0)40 543 4633,

Heikki Hirvonen, Project Director, Kojamo plc
tel. +358 (0)45 7881 4179,

Kojamo is Finland’s largest private housing investment company and a brave pioneer in rental housing. Our mission is to create better urban housing. We operate in Finland’s most significant growth centres and our Lumo brand​ provides rental housing and new types of services for urban housing. We actively develop the value and number of our investment properties by developing new properties and improving our existing property portfolio. We want to be the property market frontrunner and the number one choice for our customers. Kojamo’s shares are listed on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.