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Innovation Search

With Innovation Search, companies and investors find the right startups, scaleups and innovation partners, get tech screenings and easy access to Espoo’s innovation ecosystem.

Enter the ecosystem of innovations

Through Enter Espoo’s Innovation Search, international companies and investors find the right startups, scaleups, technologies, and innovation partners from Espoo’s innovation ecosystem and Finland. 

Espoo is the birthplace of the Finnish startup boom. In this ecosystem, you find the bright minds of Aalto University and VTT — the biggest applied research institution in the Nordic countries. You can also meet major innovation players, such as Aalto Startup Center, EIT Digital, Innovation House Finland, and many of the biggest Finnish companies, and international corporations. 


"For a global company like Beiersdorf, it is essential to be present in all the places where innovation happens. Finland, and especially Espoo, is such a place." Dirk Ploss, Head of Digital Technologies Scouting and Advisory, Beiersdorf.

What do you get with Innovation Search?

  • Tailored matchmaking. Meet the right startups and scaleups in the ecosystem that has produced most of the unicorns in Finland and where dozens of startups are born every year.
  • Technology screening. Tell us what you are looking for, and we find the right technologies and startups for you. Our strong ecosystem knowledge and experience are supported by digital tools like our Launchpad matchmaking platform.
  • Easy access and visibility. Be part of the community. We give you easy access to what’s happening in the leading innovation ecosystem in the Nordics: Take part in local hackathons and events, join our annual, flagship startup-investor event Knights of Nordics, and access various expert networks and innovation and travel hotspots.

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"Enter Espoo made it easy to reach Finnish startup companies, which is generally difficult." Masami Sumiyoshi, Manager, Hitachi Vantara


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Senior Business Advisor
Social and easy-going, Ossi performs best in complex projects under tight schedules. When a situation looks hopeless, Ossi starts to warm up. As a traditional Finn, business comes before pleasure to him. However, outside the office, you might find Ossi at Nuuksio's remote areas or Espoo's local breweries. And if you're lucky enough to catch him, you're sure to get the friendliest of welcomes — whoever you are.

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