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Enter Espoo at Hannover Messe 2023

The city of deep tech and nature

Espoo is Finland's leading deep tech community offering world-class test beds, collaboration and innovation development opportunities, technologies, startups, and talent. On this page, you can learn more about what Espoo offers you.

Our Senior Business Advisors, Ossi Ritvos and Pekka Kupila, attended Hannover Messe 2023 on 17-21 April and introduced new contacts to Finland's leading innovation players.

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"We came to Espoo because we wanted to be part of the Finnish startup ecosystem. The passion of Enter Espoo and Espoo’s innovation ecosystem drew us in."  Neri Friedlander, Mercedes-Benz, Tel-Aviv 

What does Espoo's innovation ecosystem offer you? 

Espoo is one of the best places for product development in Europe. Espoo's innovation players applied for the 6th most patents in Europe in 2022, and there are more than 400 R&D units in the city. Espoo is the perfect testbed with a lot of talent available.

You can connect with Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. And many of Finland's most prominent companies — such as Nokia, Fortum, Neste, and KONE — are located and test solutions in Espoo.

What are the most significant projects happening in Espoo?

Espoo is also one of the quantum tech hotspots in Europe. For example, a microelectronics and quantum technology RDI centre is being built, and Finland's first quantum computer is already up and running in Espoo.

Another huge opportunity for companies is the coming world-class cleantech research centre and green chemistry hub, Erica. Erica will offer research teams a state-of-the-art lab and office spaces. Erica is conveniently located next to the bioeconomy and innovation hub of Kiviruukki and close to Espoo's metro line.

What do you get by working with Enter Espoo?

We give you easy access to Espoo and Finland's innovation ecosystems. We support your business goals by finding the right services, startups, technologies, and locations and connecting you with reliable partners. Then, if you want to find talent or set up an office or R&D unit in Espoo, we're the experts to help you with that.

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