Espoo

 

Espoo, an established high-tech hot-spot


The city of Espoo is today regarded as one of the high-tech hot-spots of Europe. The city benefits from strong innovative roots deeply linked with the history of Aalto University of Technology and the presence of the headquarters of large companies such as Nokia.
The crisis of Nokia brought new opportunities in Espoo. Espoo had to face a major

The city of Espoo is regarded as one of the high-tech hot-spots of Europe. The city benefits from strong innovative roots deeply linked with the history of Aalto University of Technology and the presence of the headquarters of large companies such as Nokia and OUTOTEC Corporation.

The crisis of Nokia brought new opportunities in Espoo. The city of Espoo along with the national government, Nokia and education providers have therefore developed collaborative strategies to ease Nokia’s strain and to turn it into Finland’s gain.

Despite the Nokia crisis, the city of Espoo managed to preserve its technology-driven prosperity. Over the past 10 years the vibrant start-up community in Espoo has been extremely active and highly contributed to the digital transformation process of local traditional companies.

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