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Enter the ecosystem of ICT innovation

Espoo’s innovation ecosystem leads ICT innovation in a country of engineers — a country that is ranked 1st in Europe in digital performance and competitiveness.

In Espoo, the brightest Finnish scientific minds from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland build the foundation for ICT business. Whether it's digital trust, AI and big data or quantum computing, reliability is the highest currency in the ICT business in Espoo. You can easily access Espoo's ecosystem that offers you the most exciting Finnish ICT startups and Finland's flagship ICT programs.

Espoo’s ICT strengths

  • AI & big data
  • Digital trust
  • Microelectronics
  • Quantum computing  

We help you to find the right ICT business and investment opportunities

Enter Espoo helps you to get easy access to Espoo’s and Finland’s ICT ecosystems and key players. We help you to find the right ICT business opportunities, technologies, startups, and partners in Espoo and Finland. 

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AI Finland & AI Day 2021

AI Finland & AI Day 2021 is Finland's no. 1 AI event — the super joint hybrid event happens in Espoo and virtually worldwide on 4 November.

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Why should you do ICT business in Espoo? 

Finland is a global leader in ICT. In Espoo’s innovation ecosystem, you can connect with the leading developers of Finland’s ICT offering: 

  • Quantum computing: The local startup IQM and VTT are building Finland’s first quantum computer by 2024. Meanwhile, VTT can help you turn quantum technology into business. Aalto University also leads Finland’s flagship program in quantum technologies, the national Centre of Excellence – Quantum Technology Finland (QTF). 
  • Aalto and VTT also operate OtaNano — a national research infrastructure for micro, nano and quantum technologies — that is open to international commercial and academic users. 
  • Nokia is a forerunner in 5G development. 
  • Finland’s top ICT startups, for example, in AI and big data, digital trust, and quantum computing. 
Facts & figures

It’s the law! Finland's AI policy report (2018) guides Finnish politicians when creating new laws and regulations.

Did you know? The European Commission ranked Finland 1st in the digital economy & society index (The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2020).

Big numbers: With over 40 professors and more than 400 employees, Aalto University’s Department of Computer Science is the largest Computer Science unit in Finland.

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Find the best startups in Finland

On our Launchpad matchmaking platform, you can explore some of the best ICT startups in Finland.

What does sustainability mean in ICT?

ICT innovations can support the implementation of the UN’s SDGs through structural changes, business innovation, and increased technology transfer. Technological innovation is the primary driver of socio-economic growth, and its business and social impact will continue to grow in the near future. In recent years, the idea that organisations and companies develop technologies for the benefit of sustainable development — not just to make money — has become more universal.

To be sustainable, ICT solutions need to be designed, produced, and run in a way that they meet the aims of sustainable development and have a positive environmental impact. The rising lifecycle energy consumption and the resulting emissions are challenges in ICT tech development.

 

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