CYF Digital is a vision-driven company. It got its start in 2015, when we came together in a voluntary effort to promote social integration of asylum seekers. Now we work with cities and other public organisations to attract all kinds of new residents and improve the integration and inclusion of newcomers into their local communities.

Our expertise and innovative approach has been recognized internationally. We have won multiple innovation awards for our digital services, concepts and pilots. We specialize in working with organizations in the public sector. Our partners are municipalities, regional development firms and universities in Finland and Europe.


People move. A lot. In fact, people move to or relocate within Finland more than 900 000 times per year according to Statistics Finland. In most cases, migration involves new opportunities, but it also has its issues and challenges. What would be the best place for me to live? Where can I find reliable information? I won’t be seen as an outsider, will I?

Our services help cities and towns to stand out as appealing places to live, highlighting their strengths and making the voices of their current residents heard. Our services are there for people when they choose a new residential area to relocate to, making it easier for them to adapt to a new environment and feel like they belong.

Check out our range of services below.

Screenshots of Know Your Hoods

Know Your Hoods – Bring momentum to your municipal marketing

Know Your Hoods® is a neighborhood portal with a variety of functions. Potential residents can compare different cities and neighborhoods through our search engine to find the best place to settle in. The current residents, in turn, can rate and review their neighborhoods and read blogs about different activities in the area.

Know Your Hoods® helps municipalities to communicate their appeal in a human-centric and inspiring way. We are already cooperating with more than ten municipalities of different sizes in Satakunta and Southwest Finland, and welcome further partners! Get to know the service at hoods.fi.

Mobiililuotsi – Get to know your region

Mobiililuotsi is a mobile app (PWA), designed to promote social integration. With this app new residents can find information relevant to their life situation, and useful public and private services. Mobiililuotsi also works as a tool for municipal service workers to guide customers towards the right services.

A pilot version of Mobiililuotsi has been tested in Vakka-Suomi together with Ukipolis Oy. The app utilizes Open Data, which allows for a fast and cost-efficient deployment to other municipalities in Finland in the future. The next stage of the pilot is planned for the spring of 2022 and will connect the service to the nationwide AuroraAI-network. Try out Mobiililuotsi by downloading it from the link mobiililuotsi.fi.

Screenshot of Mobiililuotsi
Screenshot of My Mobile Tutor

My Mobile Tutor – Get a handle on your new home city

My Mobile Tutor is a mobile app (PWA) designed for college and university students. It welcomes students to their new home city, giving them a good impression of the new locale. The app streamlines the search for different services by providing information about the campus, city, events, and places to eat (unsurprisingly, one of the most popular categories!).

My Mobile Tutor has been in use by the University of Turku since 2018. Work is underway to expand the app to six European universities, which it is hoped will encourage student mobility. The app will be launched in April 2022. Would you like to try a demo version of My Mobile Tutor?

Other services

We also provide other services that support municipal marketing, including:

  • Blog posts (e.g., resident interviews, places of interest, hobbies and services)
  • Targeted digital marketing campaigns
  • Photography, including aerial photography
  • Neighborhood Hunts (Naapurustosuunnistus™)
  • Travel challenges, light installations and events
  • Research projects (e.g., on resident satisfaction or relocation / attraction factors)
  • Organization of workshops and webinars (both remote and on-site)
  • Project management (e.g. website and other IT projects)
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Know Your Hoods

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”The content is just what a municipal communications team would like to publish, but there's not enough time."
Minna Heikkilä, Communications Director City of Raisio


”It has been great to work with the professionals at CYF Digital. Our shared goal has been clear since day one and we have worked firmly towards it. Communication as well as managing the project has been smooth."
Mirva Salonen, Project Manager Ukipolis Oy

My Mobile Tutor

“CYF supports our goals to make Turku the best student city in Finland. The team tailors content for our students per their needs, so that they can find the information they need about their new home city.”
Kalervo Väänänen, rector University of Turku

Seutukaupunki Workshops

“We were very pleased with the cooperation with CYF Digital. Working together went smoothly and the workshops were organized in an efficient manner. We got a good result in a short time."
Tommi Virtanen, Project Manager Yrityssalo Oy


"CYF's expertise and ideas helped us think about the implementation of our service and our customers' needs in a practical way. We can warmly recommend development and design work with CYF."
Kirsi Korhonen International Fox Agency

VR Trial

Can 5G and VR technologies lower the threshold for young people to start a new hobby? We conducted a trial with the City of Turku, Elisa, and middle-schoolers to find the answer to this question. With the VR world's help, teenagers can get familiar with recreational activities in an exciting way.


News &

Merellinen Kemiönsaari kutsuu kesäiseen saaristoseikkailuun – ja miksei jopa asumaan! (FIN)

Press release 30.5.2022

Muuttovoittoa tehnyt Nousiainen ottaa asukkaat mukaan kuntamarkkinointiin (FIN)

Press release 24.3.2022

Rohkeasti uudistuva Sauvo ottaa asukkaat mukaan kuntamarkkinointiin (FIN)

Press release 22.2.2022


CYF Digital
in the media

Uusi neuvontasovellus auttaa muuttajia juurtumaan Vakka-Suomeen (FIN)

Turun Sanomat 25.1.2022

Raketit räiskyvät sittenkin Turun yllä – tosin tällä kertaa meluttomasti valotaideteoksessa (FIN)

Turun Sanomat 28.12.2021

Valosuunnistus vie matkalle Turun historiaan: "Tänne tullaan uudestaan" (FIN)

Turun Sanomat 20.12.2021




Winner of Elisa 5G Hackathon 2019 at SHIFT, Turku

Winner of Service Innovation at University StartUp World Cup 10/2018, Copenhagen

Winner of the innovation contest Enhancing the attractiveness of Southwest Finland 11/2017

Invited to present integration service at the UN General Assembly week 9/2016, NY

Winner of the Facebook Global Digital Challenge in Washington 2/2016


Susanna Lahtinen

CEO, Sales
+358 40 705 1991

Dr. Katerina Panina


Ninna Valencia

Marketing & Content (on maternity leave)

Anna Ventola

Marketing & Content

Hassan Maskati

Full Stack Developer

Hanna Järvinen


Dr. Sonja Sulankivi

Research Advisor

Juho Vainio

Technology Advisor

Petri Kalske

Business Advisor

Want to join our team?

We are always eager to hear from individuals who get excited about the same topics as we do! So if you are looking for an internship, topic for your final thesis or not sure what, but our company brings smile to your face and butterflies in your stomach, please send us a message to info[at]cyf.fi with subject line “I want to be a CYF member!”. Include in your message a short description of who you are, why you want to join our team and what would you like to do, also including your CV. We’ll get back to you shortly.

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20520 Turku, Finland

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