Espoo is 6th among European cities that applied for most patents in 2021. 1 252 patents were applied in Espoo.
From Espoo-based companies, Nokia made the global top 50 of most patents applied last year. VTT and Neste were among the top Finnish companies in patent applications.
Ahead of Espoo in the patent application ranking are Munich, Paris, Eindhoven, London and Stockholm.
Source: Kauppalehti (in Finnish)
Microsoft and Fortum's Espoo data centre project will provide zero-emission district heating for 250,000 people
Microsoft and Fortum have announced a partnership in which waste heat from Microsoft's planned Espoo data centre will be converted into district heating. This is the biggest ICT investment ever in Finland.
Espoo startups received €440 million in investments in 2021
Espoo-based companies received investments of €440.1 million in 2021. The top 5 funding earners were Enfuce, Infinited Fiber Company, Dispelix, ICEYE, and Fiksuruoka.