Enter the ecosystem of connected industry
Welcome to the home city of Nokia and VTT — located in the country of ICT and automated industry. In Espoo, startups emerge with a think global attitude and deep tech expertise to match their ambition. Aalto University develops the next generation of digitalisation experts. And 5G is becoming universal in a digital infrastructure renowned for its reliability. Espoo’s innovation ecosystem offers all the building blocks of Industry 4.0.
Espoo’s industry 4.0 strenghts
- Industrial internet
Did you know? Finland is a global leader in digital competitiveness.
Big numbers: R&D expenditure is among the highest per capita in the world.
Why should you do Industry 4.0 business in Espoo?
Due to our cold climate, harsh nature and long distances, efficiency, optimisation and automatisation have been vital strengths of Finnish industry for decades. Now, Finland is a global leader in digitalisation and offers world-leading ICT and IoT innovations.
In Espoo’s innovation ecosystem, you can find the enablers of Industry 4.0:
- Nokia is running the LuxTurrim5G innovation ecosystem that develops and offers a fast 5G network in an urban setting.
- Big companies: Microsoft, Metso-Outotec, and TietoEVRY, to name just a few.
- High-level research and talent: Aalto Industrial Internet Campus, Aalto Center for Autonomous Systems (both run by Aalto University) and Reboot IoT Factory that is coordinated by VTT.
- Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
- World-class startups in IoT, robotics, automation, and more
We help you to find the right Industry 4.0 business and investment opportunities
By working with Enter Espoo, you can access the industry 4.0 business opportunities, companies, and innovation organisations in Espoo and elsewhere in Finland.
Find the best startups in Finland
On our Launchpad matchmaking platform, you can view some of the most existing Finnish industry 4.0 startups.
What does sustainability mean in industry 4.0?
The modern industrial sector uses more energy than any other industry. Therefore, transformation to sustainable economic activity requires changes in industrial processes. The integration of Industry 4.0 technology — such as automation, IoT, robotics, and 5G — in production and across the supply and distribution chains have vast potential to reduce pollution, wastage, and emission while improving, for example, connectivity, energy-efficiency, and productivity.