Espoo has several meadows whose species-richness is maintained by mowing them annually. Volunteers have the opportunity to help nurture these valuable habitats created by traditional farming methods in community event that will be held on Saturday 8 August at the Laajalahti nature reserve.
Not having the right gear can no longer be used as an excuse for not going outdoors. Arctos is a startup that has developed a service for trying out high-quality and innovative outdoor products and gives access to outdoor adventures to those who do not have the gear. The young company is based in Espoo Innovation Garden and offers campers the opportunity to try out gear, which they can buy after testing at a discounted price if they are happy with it.


  • Espoo Innovation Garden was very visible at the international Open Innovation 2.0 Conference held in Otaniemi on 8 and 9 June. The exhibition at the conference showcased numerous key players in the Innovation Garden community, including Aalto University, Omnia, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the healthcare technology cluster HealthSpa and the City of Espoo services.
  • After 1 June 2015, Jorvi Hospital, Kätilöopisto Maternity Hospital and the Women’s Hospital (Naistenklinikka) will no longer organise the old type of familiarisation tours. The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) is replacing the physical tours with a video that provides a virtual tour of the maternity hospital.