The helsinki area is one of the best places to establish a company’s regional headquarters for nordic and european markets.
Helsinki is well known as a haven for innovation. It is a home for companies specialising in everything from mobile games and robotics to the IoT and healthtech. The Helsinki area hosts many corporate or regional headquarters of multinational companies, all forming a rich ecosystem.
Yet there is more to the greater Helsinki area than just technology. In fact, it has quite a few well-kept secrets.
The city is one of the most liveable cities in the world according to various indices. It offers many advantages for companies that wish to invest in R&D. We have an ecosystem that supports innovation.
Helsinki Business Hub helps investors to invest in the Helsinki region and accelerate business growth in the area, as well as assisting potential companies with data, analysis, networking and advice, among other things. In addition, Finpro provides similar services in other parts of Finland.
Finnish software company Vincit is not your typical IT specialist. Over the last nine years, it has risen from near bankruptcy to a stock-listed company and was recently chosen as the best workplace in Europe. How did the company engineer such a turnaround?
The core philosophy of Vincit is that everybody should be ready to work hard, but also love what they do and find their work meaningful. Behind this is a line Mikko Kuitunen, founder of Vincit, wrote on a napkin in 2007 saying ‘going to work on Monday should not piss you off’.
ZenRobotics, an environmentally conscious Finnish startup, is bringing in robots to help save us from drowning in waste.
FinSolar is spotlighting solar power. If you thought Finland wasn’t ideal for solar panels, you have to read this. A project aimed at changing attitudes about solar power – as well as its financing and legislation – involves Aalto University, the city of Helsinki and more than 40 Finnish companies and other partners.
Finland has an important role in the new bioeconomy, in which recent developments are shaping the world’s future.
Imagine clothes made of wood, plastic made of trees and car fuel that is excreted by microbes. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, yet this technology is available to us today – and much of it has been developed in Finland.
Helsinki Challenge is a science-based idea competition launched to celebrate the 375th anniversary year of the University of Helsinki.
Michael Laakasuo is thinking about killer robots. This isn’t in regards to a new game or scifi novel; he is thinking about modern robotics and artificial intelligence. Robots are gaining more and more power: they are able to fly us, drive us and even kill us. But few people have considered the implications.
Finland is leaving behind traditional subject teaching in schools in favor of topic teaching. School subjects such as math, history and science won’t be taught distinctly anymore, and the line between subjects will be more fluid as students will be exposed to several subjects at once as proposed ‘phenomenon teaching’ sets forth.
Solving problems comes as second nature to Finns. This skill with finding a way to resolve some of the world’s most pressing problems is a real asset during the United Nations’ Climate Change conference which was held from November 30 to December 11 in Paris. Here we have gathered some groundbreaking Finnish ideas and innovations to reduce energy consumption and harness renewable energy sources.
Finland has proven an excellent location for testing out new products and services. Finland has ranked high in different international comparisons relating to competitiveness and innovation throughout the 2000s.
Finland has developed the innovation policy consistently. One of the strengths of the Finnish innovation environment is the active and successful dialogue involving companies, research institutes and the public sector.
Two weeks in January will be dedicated to the news of innovative Finland!
Just a few years ago the Finnish startup ecosystem was relatively small and inward-looking, but now it is drawing in the brightest high-tech minds and most innovative companies from around the world. What has changed?